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Education Nation

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

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:16 PM EDT

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

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 08:35 AM EDT

Top Tier Colleges Seeking Out Needy, High-Acheiving Students

Top Tier Colleges Seeking Out Needy, High-Acheiving Students

Top colleges and universities are looking for new ways to recruit high achieving students with limited means.

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 12:33 PM EDT

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 11:04 AM EDT

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 04:25 PM EDT

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 04:12 PM EDT

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 03:57 PM EDT

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...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 03:00 PM EDT

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 02:00 PM EDT

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 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.