Education Nation

Education Nation

A solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 01:51 PM EDT

California's Educators Look to Turn Truancy Around

California's Educators Look to Turn Truancy Around

Educators in California are making new efforts to fight truancy. KCRA's Janet O reports.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 07:45 PM EDT

Calif. Schools Nix Standardized Testing Despite Feds' Threat

Calif. Schools Nix Standardized Testing Despite Feds' Threat

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday ending the traditional standardized tests that the state's public school students have taken in reading, math and social science since 1999. Assembly Bill 484...

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 05:08 PM EDT

Obama Administration: Colleges Should Seek Diversity

Obama Administration: Colleges Should Seek Diversity

The Obama administration told colleges and universities Friday they can continue to use admissions to increase diversity among their students, even in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that could potentially...

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 04:39 PM EDT

Pushing for Education Reform

Pushing for Education Reform

With world leaders gathered at the U.N. this week, advocates for educators are pushing for real change. The Global Business Coalition for Education is an organization focused on promoting education for children...

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 05:09 PM EDT

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis on "Won't Back Down"

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis on "Won't Back Down"

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis discuss the importance of education and why they made "Won't Back Down." NBC Latino's Nina Terrero has the story.

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 08:21 PM EDT

NY's Graduation Rate Problem

NY's Graduation Rate Problem

For African-American and Hispanic male students, New York has the worst four-year high school graduation rate in the country, according to a study by the Schott Foundation for Public Education.

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 06:51 AM EDT

NJ Special Needs Students Learn with iPads

NJ Special Needs Students Learn with iPads

Apple's iPad is being used with increasing effectiveness to teach autistic students and children with Down Syndrome.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 02:24 PM EDT

Romney: Money Alone Won’t Fix Ailing Schools

Romney: Money Alone Won’t Fix Ailing Schools

Mitt Romney addresses the Education Nation summit in New York.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM EDT

Obama: "I Was a Mediocre Student Until I Got to College"

Obama: "I Was a Mediocre Student Until I Got to College"

"I just really get frustrated when I hear teacher-bashing as evidence of reform," President Barack Obama told Savannah Guthrie in an interview that aired Tuesday as part of NBC's Education Nation summit.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 07:17 PM EDT

Obama, Romney Education Policies Diverge Sharply

Obama, Romney Education Policies Diverge Sharply

As both President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney spoke as part of NBC's Education Nation summit Tuesday, the pair laid bare the differences in their plans for education policy.

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