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Steve Forbes, the Olympics, Congress and Other Stuff For-Profit Colleges Buy With Your Tax Dollars

David Halperin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
David Halperin

America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.

What It Takes to Help Children and Families Realize Their Full Potential

Carla Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Carla Thompson

A series of conversations on our nation's most pressing education challenges took place last month during NBC News' Education Nation Summit. Focusing ...

Continuing the Conversation: Insights Sparked By 'Education Nation"

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

Education should be about lifting all of us, especially our children, to greater levels of success. Teachers have a lot of power in what they say and how they react to young minds that are still developing.

Rebecca Klein

Why It Is So Important To Talk About Health In Schools | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix and food activist Debra Eschmeyer think there is one major thing schools around the country need to improve upon: ...

Alex Kotlowitz on Poverty and Schools

Susan Sawyers | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Susan Sawyers

We are far from perfect and tend not to talk about ways to overcome poverty. In fact, many turn a blind eye toward the intractable issues of race, ethnicity and poverty. But for Kotlowitz, it is a question of getting to those issues.

Muddle Mouth

Dr. Susan Neuman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Dr. Susan Neuman

You've really got to hand it to Mitt Romney. He seems to say it all when it comes to educational reform.

In Time Of Low Literacy, Writing Scores, Revived Support For Grammar Instruction

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. With American schools focused on raising reading and math scores to mee...

Beyond Chicago

Martin J. Blank | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Many cities have cross-sector collaboratives with similar missions; Cincinnati is the only place where these collaboratives come together to support their public schools.

It's Not Bad Teachers; It's the Economy, Stupid

Randy Turner | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

The real education issues are jobs and poverty. Don't hold your breath waiting for either party to discuss them. It's much easier to blame bad teachers for everything that is wrong in society.

Joy Resmovits

Romney: 'I'm Not Going To Replace Testing' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Improving American education is simple: reduce class sizes. Or so Mitt Romney once thought. "I once thought classroom size was … [the] o...

Obama: 'We Can Step Up Our Game" In American Education

Posted 11.25.2012 | Education

The president couldn't join the live Education Nation discussion at New York Public LIbrary Tuesday, but did a pre-taped interview with NBC's Savannah...

Why Educators Aren't Sold On Video Games

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Video games are increasingly popular learning tools in classrooms, but ...

In Arizona Desert, A Charter School Competes

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. YUMA, Ariz. — Carpe Diem Collegiate High School and Middle School looks more like an off...

Teachers Wary Of New Evaluations In Aftermath Of Chicago Strike

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. NBC's third annual Education Nation summit kicked off Sunday with a foc...

Finding Classroom Success In Noisy Mix Of Spanish, English

| Sarah Garland | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Ernest R. Geddes Elementary School in Baldwin Park, Calif., is a noisy place. Students ...

NBC Hosts Three-Day Education Nation Summit (LIVE VIDEO)

Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

For the third year, NBC News is hosting a national Education Nation Summit in New York City. The three-day event, Sept. 23-25 will bring together more...

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top -- Coming To A City Near You | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

Opening a new phase for the Obama administration's role in education reform, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sig...

Schools for Tomorrow Are Here Today.... so Why Aren't We Doing More of What Works?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 12.04.2011 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

The choices we face in changing education are not black and white. The menu of change does not consist of either 'keep bad public schools' or 'open more charter schools.'

Ask the Students: Their Wise Wishes for Improving Education

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

In the debates about how to improve education, adults argue about what works and what doesn't, rarely asking students for their views. Of course, adults are responsible, but knowing the views of youth might -- just might -- enrich adults' decisions.

The Shortest, Most Important Education Blog Ever

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

NBC's Education Nation was and is an absolute disgrace. However, it was a brilliant piece of marketing propaganda. Corporate sponsors and a media blit...

The End Is Near for American Education

Randy Turner | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

While Education Nation lends voice to those who would tear apart public schooling and replace it with the same model that put us in our current financial crisis, those who are being failed by this cynical "reform" movement have been silenced.

My Thoughts From Education Nation

Lee Kolbert | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education
Lee Kolbert

How do we account for population, demographics, family support, poverty... oh yeah. We can fire the bad teachers and hire really good ones. A really good teacher can overcome all of those things.

Joy Resmovits

More Charters And School Closures To Come In Detroit, Roy Roberts Says | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Roy Roberts, a former GM executive, says his first few months on the job as emergency manager of Detroit's public schools have been "like ...

Diane Ravitch and Geoffrey Canada Duke It Out at Education Nation

Rocco Staino | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Rocco Staino

Diane Ravitch, educational historian and professor of education at New York University, and Geoffrey Canada, founder and CEO of the Harlem Children's ...

VIVA Teachers Go to 30 Rock!

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Tom Cosgrove

If we want to improve schools in America it is essential that policy makers of both parties listen to voice of real classroom teachers, like Mark, Lisa, and Pam.