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What's next for early childhood education? The Nation's Bryce Covert talks with Dana Goldstein and Melissa Lazarín about the policy and politics of universal preschool.

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.

Unions need to be at the forefront of improving public education across the country.

As Obama touts his education reforms and neoliberals face off with teachers, hardly anyone is talking about the real problems besetting America’s public schools.

 The classroom and the boardroom are two very different worlds.

 Why is the Obama administration pushing testing on our schools?

School crossing

Aggressively pushing voucher programs, ALEC is calling on states to “transform the system, don't tweak it" in a large-scale assault on public education.

Our colleges and universities have never been truly open to everyone. But against the backdrop of a worsening high school drop-out rate and rising student debt burdens for those who do make it to college, can American higher education be saved?

With the nation's public education system under siege, the need for qualified teachers who are committed to creating exciting and empowering schools is more urgent than ever.

Why won't Facebook philanthropist Mark Zuckerberg use his gift to build on progress already being made?

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When conservatives challenge curricula like they did last week in Fairfax County, Virginia, they reveal fundamental tensions in liberal education that aren’t going away.

February 11, 2013

Newly released e-mails show the former governor's foundation quietly promoted his corporate partners, including a company he's invested in. 

January 30, 2013

66 percent of Chicago parents back teachers and their union, while Romney-Ryan back wrongheaded Rahm Emmanel—and the fantasy that parents don't like public education.

September 13, 2012

Twenty-six thousand teachers and school staff are expected to join the picket lines in Chicago Monday. Why? 

September 10, 2012

The New York Times asks whether the law has been “nullified.” It hasn’t been.

July 6, 2012

Even the non-sporty among us have likely benefited from its enforcement.

June 25, 2012

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

On Tuesday, the secretary of education spoke bluntly about our nation’s values.

June 14, 2012

On Monday, 90% of Chicago Teachers Union members voted to support a strike if one is called.

June 12, 2012

Mitt blames Obama for rising tuitions, but ignores the role of federal student aid in reducing its burden on families. 

May 8, 2012