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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.

Some Thoughts On Education Nation

John Merrow | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
John Merrow

I think it's fair to say that Education Nation is close to achieving that lofty 'must attend' status, no small feat for an enterprise that stumbled so badly out of the gate and is only two years old.

The U.S. Economy and Public Education

Bill Gates | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Bill Gates

The numbers don't lie. Unemployment rates among Americans who never went to college are about double that of those who have a postsecondary education. And the need for highly-skilled workers is growing.

Education Nation Changes the Conversation

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Mark Shriver

Our country is engaged in a deep, delicate battle about how to slice up the federal budget. What may surprise some people is that early childhood education comes down to everything Americans are anxious about.

Lawmakers, Media Must Treat Education as an Economic Issue

Rehema Ellis | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education
Rehema Ellis

What is surprising is that we, as a nation, aren't fully making the connection between education, local, state and federal budget matters, and the economy.

A Conversation With Teachers at Education Nation's Teacher Town Hall

Melinda Gates | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education
Melinda Gates

Almost everyone has a warm memory of an instructor who inspired us, challenged us and believed in our potential. I still think about my favorite teacher, Mrs. Bauer, who changed my life.

Dennis Van Roekel: The NEA Plan For Teacher Accountability

| Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation’s The Learning Curve blog. Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, w...

Kids From Bilingual Households More Flexible Thinkers, Research Shows

| Patricia Kuhl | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Patricia Kuhl, professor of early childhood learning and a co-director ...

Zachary Stalberg: Suspicion Surrounds $1 Million Philly Chief Buyout

| Zachary Stalberg | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Zachary Stalberg, president and CEO of Philadelphia government watchdog...

Report: LAUSD Wasting 25% Of Payroll On Pointless Training

Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) should stop compensating teachers for completing graduate-level coursework, according to a new report ...

Anna Almendrala

How To Improve CA's Schools, According To Eli Broad & Others (VIDEO) | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.20.2011 | Los Angeles

"Why is it during a period of budget downturn," NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams asked, "why does education -- you'll forgive the phrase -- take...

Rahm Talks Longer School Days, Stronger School Board At Education Nation Event

The Huffington Post | Paul Dailing | Posted 07.06.2011 | Chicago

Reiterating many of the themes that won over voters in February, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel spoke before a group of educators, politicians and business ...

Rhee Got Results, but Will They Last?

Mimi Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mimi Carter

Michelle Rhee saw the "toxic" stress DC's children were suffering from. She knew she had to get the youngest into quality programs and fast, or she was going to lose them. In just three years she's made huge gains in Pre-K.

The Doublespeak of Ed Reform

Sue Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sue Peters

I can't help but wonder if it isn't an intentional Catch 22 that some people are trying to trap our public schools in: setting them up to fail, making it impossible for them to be creative or independent.

Education: the Path to the American Dream

John Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Erickson

I'm convinced that the biggest killer in the education system is a confused sense of accountability.

Education Nation & Ideological Blindness

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Stager

My greatest concern about Education Nation is the one-sided depiction of both the "crisis" in public education and the "solution" to said crisis.

Adding Practitioners To Policy Conversations

William Ferriter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
William Ferriter

If there's one thing I've learned, it's that being an influential leader and/or a billionaire doesn't automatically mean that you can identify, fund and support educational solutions that make any sense.

More Than a Test Score

Carolyn Foote | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Carolyn Foote

When we try to define what makes a good education, we can never forget that what we teach our students goes far beyond what is measured on a test.

Casualties of the Aftermath -- The Children

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

As an organizational consultant, I can state with confidence that if respect for teachers is not re-instilled very soon, we will be on an unsustainable path as a nation in need of education reform.

It's Time for the Experts to Step up to the Mic

Pam Lowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Pam Lowe

The public doesn't know the true story of our educational situation in the United States. Too many people who aren't educators are stepping up to the microphone. It's time for teachers to step up to the mic.

Message to Education Bloggers: Stop Blaming Obama and Start Focusing on Real Issues

Mimi Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mimi Carter

Why are people ranting on and on about the "failed" policies of the president, rather than crediting this administration for its laser-like focus on reform?

Suffering in Silence

Kevin DeSoto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kevin DeSoto

I challenge the world to start calling "bullying" what it really is: abuse.

Conjuring Conspiracies (VIDEO)

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

Given the super-heated atmosphere surrounding education politics, it's not surprising that people overreacted to Education Nation. And let's be honest: it wasn't objective journalism's finest hour.

What I Learned at NBC's Education Nation Summit

Brian Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brian Jones

Education Nation was effectively a two and a half day-long meeting of the minds for those who see privatization as the last word in fixing America's public schools. They are known as the "reform" movement.

NBC's Education Nation and the 'In-Depth Education Discussion'

Brian Crosby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brian Crosby

NBC News purported that they were sponsoring a meaningful debate -- they did not succeed in any way.