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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.

When undocumented immigrants like Jose Antonio Vargas "come out," it changes the debate over immigration—but at considerable personal risk.

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?

College graduates

Given skyrocketing college costs and the bleak jobs outlook, some argue that vocational school is an apt alternative to a four-year liberal arts program for many working-class kids.

The Medill School of Journalism's change of name is indicative of wider -- and frightening -- trends in journalism education.

Student reading

As thirty-six states contemplate privatization measures, public schools are on the defensive.

Both the University of Paris-Sorbonne and NYU, which have branches in Abu Dhabi, have refused to speak out against the crackdown.

With high unemployment among youth, maybe young people should be thinking about creating their own jobs.

The outcome of the budget debate will have a huge impact on future generations, as spending decisions will determine how large of a debt is passed on. Several thousand young people came together to create a budget that calls for investments in education, health care, infrastructure and green energy, while also reducing the federal debt.

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.

Blogs

Several employees at Eva Moskowitz’s charter network expressed discomfort with a March 4 political rally in Albany.

March 14, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina want to ensure workers who make UNC apparel operate under safe conditions.

March 11, 2014

The mayor signals he might accept universal pre-K without a tax hike. He might be in a better position if he had made that move weeks ago.

March 11, 2014

Foster youth are leading the fight for public child welfare services.

March 7, 2014

Across the state and beyond, students rail against racism and austerity.

March 7, 2014

President Obama's choice of Ted Mitchell as Under Secretary of the Department of Education has set off alarm bells for advocates for public education.

March 7, 2014

With student loan debt and college costs skyrocketing, a new group aims to push for change inside and outside Washington. 

March 6, 2014

Tufts University declines to divest and students respond.

March 5, 2014

A narrow decision on charter school co-locations has charter proponents howling—but is their outrage overblown?

March 5, 2014