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Cammillia Mays is an African-American single parent who, like millions of parents across the country, faced a difficult decision when her daughter turned 4 years old.

Ask a supporter of charter schools whether that vogue new concept holds promise for inner-city children.

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

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

With education among the electorate's top priorities, the phrase "higher standards" has become ubiquitous in political campaigns across the country.

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

This article is part of the Haywood Burns Community Activist Journalism series.

"You have no idea how much love I got for this," says David Jamil Muhammad, referring to his role as a student organizer of "Hip-Hop Generation--Hip-Hop as a Movement." The conference was held Ap

Students heading for DC are bringing more than a toothbrush and a change of underwear.

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

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A Connecticut College student speaks out about her letter condemning a professor's hate speech. 

April 20, 2015

The Senate's proprosal to replace the failed law would shift the public education battleground more fully to the states.

April 16, 2015

NYU students have some questions for university's next president. 

April 15, 2015

From the statehouse to the streets, a youth groundswell.

April 10, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/9/15?

April 9, 2015

Rolling Stone made a litany of reporting errors, but it's their source who will pay the price.

April 6, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/3/15?

April 3, 2015

A supporter of public schools and teachers pushes Democrats to get on the side of the future.

April 3, 2015

Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.

March 30, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/27/15?

March 27, 2015