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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

Congress has been unable to pass NCLB reform because the Tea Party has eroded the decade long bipartisan consensus on education policy.

August 18, 2011

Chilean students are no longer willing to accept mountains of debt to gain an education, and they have have taken over university campuses demanding accessible education for all of the country's students.

August 18, 2011

Our country’s inability to untangle matters of religion, politics and public health puts sexuality education teachers and their programs at an enormous risk. 

August 17, 2011

Every week, Nation interns cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention. 

August 11, 2011

New York City's mandate to provide sex education in public schools is the perfect manifesto for comprehensive sexuality education—but will it be held accountable?

August 11, 2011

Award-winning historian and educator Dr. Rodolfo “Rudy” Acuña discusses the Tea Party’s chilling attack on his work.

August 10, 2011

A new study says colleges are unprepared to educate the more than one million veterans expected to enter institutions of higher learning in the next decade. 

August 9, 2011

As part of a push to privatize schools, rich conservatives are pouring a fortune into a campaign to defend Republicans who support school choice schemes.

August 8, 2011

Last weekend, two very different speeches on the future of the teaching profession made news.

August 3, 2011