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Closing the High School Graduation Gap

John Bridgeland | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
John Bridgeland

America's creed does not guarantee equality of condition, but it does promise equality of opportunity. Education is fundamental to an opportunity society, and America must redouble its efforts to close its high school graduation gap.

Rally4Babies Because Success Starts Early

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

When infants and toddlers get a strong start, our nation prospers. Learning happens from the start, and so should our investments in children.

Grad Nation 2013

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Catherine Okafor

People like Ebony come in everyone's life for a reason. For me, she serves as an inspiration to continue to fight for the youth in my community and worldwide.

Lights, Camera, Educate!

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Zachary K. Pearce

When the lights and camera are cued, not only is a news show taking place, but an outstanding education is in the making.

Meeting the Dropout Challenge

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Bridgeland

It is this process of discovery that will propel our efforts to ensure all students get the education they deserve -- and help the nation compete in the global economy.

MSNBC's Education Nation Meant Nothing

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stanton Peele

During its education week, Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie, presented the ubiquitous Arne Duncan with some obvious doubts about this whole Education Nation enterprise.