Education Nation

Education Nation

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

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 09:33 AM PDT

Backlash Builds Against Common Core Standards

Backlash Builds Against Common Core Standards

The Common Core has been billed as the future of education across America, but in small-town Tennessee, Teresa Hartsfield has traded it in for a century-old text. The Lawrenceburg mom pulled her 10-year-old son...

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 09:16 AM PDT

Cantor Asks DOJ to Drop School Vouchers Suit

Cantor Asks DOJ to Drop School Vouchers Suit

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor issued an ultimatum to the Department of Justice over its school voucher lawsuit

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 08:04 AM PDT

NYC Hikes Price of School Lunch

NYC Hikes Price of School Lunch

The price of New York City school lunch is going up on Monday from $1.50 to $1.75, the first increase in 10 years.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 01:25 PM PDT

Connecticut Town Might Have to Close All Public Schools

Connecticut Town Might Have to Close All Public Schools

The town of Winchester is dealing with a financial crisis and might have to shut down all of its public schools in December and has gone to the state for help.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 01:12 PM PDT

Harvard Sets Biggest Fundraising Goal Ever: $6.5 Billion

Harvard Sets Biggest Fundraising Goal Ever: $6.5 Billion

Harvard, the richest university in the United States, said on Saturday it would seek to raise some $6.5 billion in donations to fund new academic initiatives and bolster its financial aid program. The...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM PDT

Online Courses: The Future of Learning or Overhyped?

Online Courses: The Future of Learning or Overhyped?

After barely a year in business, online learning rivals edX and Coursera have become two of the biggest higher-education organizations in the world, with a combined six million registered users. And why not? The...