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In a presidential election year, few issues inspire more citizen anguish and less political substance than public education. This year is no exception.

How can we respond most effectively to right-wing assaults on the premises of public education?

Amy Wilkins: The way that you deal with th

This article is adapted from Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope (Crown).

While the public has been napping, the American university has been busily reinventing itself.

By now most of us accept as almost inevitable the idea that education, meaning school reform and access to college, is at or near the top of the political agenda, both in the states and in the na

Just because the ed whiz-biz politicians and the education bureaucrats have announced the end of "social promotion" doesn't mean that it ever existed--not for the past thirty years, anyway.

Wielding high-stakes tests, a noisy alliance of politicians, corporate CEOs and media pundits seems intent on standardizing education, proclaiming that every kid in America should march in lockst

Way down in Georgia last month, REM lead singer Michael Stipe paused in the middle of a solo during a rock concert because he had Kansas on his mind.

Research support was provided by the Open Society Institute and the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

My first thought upon hearing that the Kansas state education board had removed evolution from its mandatory curriculum was: Go ahead! Be like that! Handicap your kids for life.

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National Education Association calls out Obama’s education secretary for focusing on high-stakes testing. Democrats should take the criticism seriously.

July 8, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

Hardline reformers are using Vergara v. State of California to dismantle tenure in other states.

June 13, 2014

Teachers’ contract vote will depend largely on whether they feel they can rely on this administration to steer the education system in a more progressive direction

May 7, 2014

An alternative education that makes sense would go beyond test prep

May 5, 2014

Rejecting standardized tests, teachers are waging civil disobedience in the classroom.

April 7, 2014

When a winter storm gridlocked Georgia, teachers and school employees proved their worth.

February 5, 2014

There’s no way Cuomo’s plan pays for the kind of effort de Blasio got elected to provide.

January 22, 2014

de Blasio’s pick for schools chancellor is a great first step toward changing the direction of school reform in New York. But it was just the first step.

December 31, 2013

PISA’s reductive test score dumps prevent nuanced debate. 

December 5, 2013