Education Nation

Education Nation

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

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT

Wisconsin Official Defends Common Core Standards

Wisconsin Official Defends Common Core Standards

Wisconsin's schools superintendent is defending the state's Common Core academic standards in front of a pair of Republican committees.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT

Maryland, Facebook Launch Pilot Program Against Cyberbullying

Maryland, Facebook Launch Pilot Program Against Cyberbullying

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is announcing a new initiative against cyberbullying in a partnership with Facebook.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 10:51 AM PDT

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 04:45 PM PDT

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.

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 02:08 PM PDT

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 01:39 PM PDT

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...

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 05:00 AM PDT

Digital Upgrades a Boost for Classrooms

Digital Upgrades a Boost for Classrooms

Melissa Harris-Perry's panel of students, educators and experts discuss how best to integrate technology into education, for students at all income levels.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM PDT

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 08:45 AM PDT

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 04:17 PM PDT

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.