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The largest mobilization ever for public schools has one simple demand.

A once-sleepy population of artists and their fans has emerged as a loud and active proponent of political change.

The Governor is setting two dangerous precedents for education in California.

Throwing a bone to its sex-obsessed religious base, the GOP has slipped an abstinence activist into its convention mix of mostly moderate speakers.

Education is always about politics--in the best and worst senses.

The young and the angry mosh the vote for the November election.

Despite decades of battering by divorce and the proliferation of
single-parent households, the family remains a source of inexhaustible
fascination.

Advocates are demanding not just equal but decent schools for all children.

Why we must rethink the paradigm we use for judging human ability.

Racial tensions still simmer in the rural county where Brown was born.

Blogs

Politicians and developers try to lure 200 teachers to live in a struggling Newark neighborhood. Will it improve the quality of education?

February 10, 2012

Teacher Activist Groups are fighting back with a month of nationwide workshops based on the banned curriculum.

February 1, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council is pushing its education reform agenda, and its minions in New Hampshire want to disenfranchise Democrats. 

January 29, 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

Assessing the landmark education legislation on its tenth anniversary.

January 6, 2012

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

December 30, 2011

Occupy Princeton students mic-check a JP Morgan-Chase Treasury Services info session on December 7, 2011. The first direct action taken up by Occupy Princeton—they promise “more to come.”

December 8, 2011

According to new data, white and middle-class DC students are flying high, while black, Hispanic and poor children continue to lag behind their peers. 

December 8, 2011