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The change we need in education policy is more than a rebranding of No Child Left Behind.

Forget quick fixes. To compete internationally, we need to improve the whole system.

Bringing "choice" and "accountability" to the education system sounded good on paper, but in reality, that effort has failed.

Far from the media spotlight, innovation in education is going on in unexpected places.

Community schools alter the arc of children's lives by addressing academic and social needs.

Despite the hype around charters, it's magnet schools that have a real track record of success.

Massive layoffs, reductions in class offerings and downsizing of graduate programs spurred protests at dozens of universities on March 4. What's next for the student movement?

 When it comes to acting to end Israeli war crimes, the international response has not suffered from too much haste but from far too little.

Largely overshadowed by Healthcare's passage, student loan reform promises big changes to the current bank-based lending system. This week, The Breakdown with Christopher Hayes and education Policy Analyst Ben Miller, dissect these changes and explain how they will effect college students, past, present and future.

Letter published in the May 3, 2010, issue of The Nation.

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These women are making substantive improvements on their college campuses to stop sexual assault before it happens.

July 24, 2014

Across the country, students stage sit-ins, rally and unionize for justice—and win.

July 14, 2014

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

Four states have granted in-state tution to undocumented students, but the higher education pipeline continues to be plagued.  

July 2, 2014

Across the country, the summer is heating up with youth-led direct action.

July 1, 2014

Two years after the Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional, many states are still able to send children to die in prison without recourse.

June 25, 2014

Sallie Mae broke the law, and SLAP demands that the Department of Education terminate its contract. 

June 23, 2014

As the school year ends—and fall elections heat up—students walk out, tape up and unionize for justice.

June 15, 2014

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

June 13, 2014