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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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Would the European high school apprenticeship model work in the United States?

April 19, 2012

The beloved education theorist talks about Teach for America, the intelligence of poor children, and how her own work has been misinterpreted. 

March 19, 2012

Teachers' union leader Randi Weingarten discusses how Shanghai, Singapore and other nations are improving teaching without overemphasizing student testing. Is the Obama administration listening? 

March 16, 2012

Bill Gates and Wendy Kopp agree: the volatile data reports unfairly shame teachers.

February 24, 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

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

December 30, 2011

As in the United States, many Mexican education reformers focus on teachers' unions--but both countries need a broader public schools agenda.

November 10, 2011

Denver's contest for local school board seats has already cost $600,000, as big-money backers of school privatization, charters and “choice” try to buy control of education policy.

October 21, 2011