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Education Nation

Rehema Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rehema Ellis

I hope you will tune in to NBC's Education Nation. Watch, listen and join the conversations this week and beyond.

Stix Bones of Soulfège

Lucia Brawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lucia Brawley

I first introduced you to the band Soulfège through its leader -- musician, public speaker, entrepreneur and Oprah Radio host, Derrick Ashong -- in m...

Music Unites Ambassador Melanie Fiona Launches Empowering Women Through Music Initiative

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Edgar

By Mara Siegler Since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, The Bridge, R&B singer Melanie Fiona has been on a quick rise to stardom: ...

Breaking the Cycle: Troubled Kids in Failing Schools

Dr. Wendy Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendy Jacobson

Eddie Morris, Ph.D., social worker extraordinaire, has devised a remarkable approach for helping students in the deprived and troubled public schools near Atlanta.

Music Unites Youth Choir Records Original Song at Tainted Blue Recording Studio

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Edgar

The Music Unites Youth Choir was given the opportunity this past week through New York charity Music Unites to visit Tainted Blue Recording Studio in ...

Rainforest Foundation Celebrates 21st Anniversary With Carnegie Hall Benefit Concert

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Sting and his wife Trudie Styler gathered together alongside other legendary music icons across generations Thursday night for the annual Rainforest F...

Today's Derrion Albert Wholly Different From 1977 Predecessor

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Derrick K. Baker

Back in 1977, I was Derrion Albert. But today, sadly, I shudder and cringe at the thought of trying to wade through life as a 16-year-old African-American Chicago public school student.

Uh Oh, Here We Go Again with Ebonics 2.0

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Natalie Holder-Winfield

A collaboration of teaching organizations made a frail attempt to exhume the 1990's Ebonics debacle by acknowledging African American English in their training curriculum.

Bill Cosby's "Bar Mitzvah" in Cleveland

Joel Brokaw | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Brokaw

I told Mr.Cosby I needed to attend the Bar Mitzvah of my best friend's son. "That's quite fitting that you'll be doing that at the same time as I'm speaking," he told me with a heartfelt intensity. "Because I'm going to Cleveland for the very same purpose."

Dear AG Holder, We Want Your Children to Fail

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Danziger

Dear Attorney General Holder, Here's what I know from having taught in big city public high schools for the past 15 years: We want your children to fail. That's the truth.

When Smart People Get It Sooo Wrong: Malcolm Gladwell's Solutions for American Education

Martin Carnoy | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

The assertion that we don't know what makes good teachers before trying them out for a few years while measuring their students' test gains is simply not true.

Is Spanking Children to Discipline Them, American?

Sean Jacobs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sean Jacobs

How do you raise 'American kids' when you were raised to be an African parent?