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Sandy Hook Vigil

Three hundred million firearms are already in circulation in the United States. We need gun control solutions that deal with that reality.

We are delighted to announce the winners of The Nation’s seventh annual Student Writing Contest, Andrew Gambrione and Tess Saperstein.

Jonathan Kozol

Paul Tough and Jonathan Kozol examine how decades of family-unfriendly policies have heightened the stress experienced by many children at home and school.

Young voter

Without the youth vote, Obama woud have lost Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania—and the election.

President Barack Obama

Obama will carry the youth vote, but turnout is key, especially among young Latino voters in swing states.

If pro-charter proposals in Washington State or Georgia pass this November, that will mark the first time charter schools have won at the ballot box.

Young Obama supporter in 2008

Young voters gave Obama a decisive win in 2008. Four years later, the love affair is on the rocks.

Blogs

Politicians and developers try to lure 200 teachers to live in a struggling Newark neighborhood. Will it improve the quality of education?

February 10, 2012

Teacher Activist Groups are fighting back with a month of nationwide workshops based on the banned curriculum.

February 1, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council is pushing its education reform agenda, and its minions in New Hampshire want to disenfranchise Democrats. 

January 29, 2012

From drop-outs to teachers, dId the president’s State of the Union school reform proposals make any sense?

January 25, 2012

New research shows teachers with high test scores help kids get to college and avoid teen pregnancy. What should this mean for teacher evaluation and pay? 

January 15, 2012

New research shows teachers with high test scores also help kids get to college and avoid teen pregnancy. But what does it mean for teacher evaluation and pay? 

January 15, 2012

Assessing the landmark education legislation on its tenth anniversary.

January 6, 2012

Why gendered toys really matter: they influence the careers kids choose later on.

December 30, 2011

Occupy Princeton students mic-check a JP Morgan-Chase Treasury Services info session on December 7, 2011. The first direct action taken up by Occupy Princeton—they promise “more to come.”

December 8, 2011

According to new data, white and middle-class DC students are flying high, while black, Hispanic and poor children continue to lag behind their peers. 

December 8, 2011