Education Nation

Education Nation

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

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 07:45 PM EDT

Calif. Schools Nix Standardized Testing Despite Feds' Threat

Calif. Schools Nix Standardized Testing Despite Feds' Threat

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday ending the traditional standardized tests that the state's public school students have taken in reading, math and social science since 1999. Assembly Bill 484...

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 05:08 PM EDT

Obama Administration: Colleges Should Seek Diversity

Obama Administration: Colleges Should Seek Diversity

The Obama administration told colleges and universities Friday they can continue to use admissions to increase diversity among their students, even in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that could potentially...

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 04:39 PM EDT

Pushing for Education Reform

Pushing for Education Reform

With world leaders gathered at the U.N. this week, advocates for educators are pushing for real change. The Global Business Coalition for Education is an organization focused on promoting education for children...

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 05:46 PM EDT

CT School Looks to Develop New iPad App

CT School Looks to Develop New iPad App

In geography class at the Forman School in Litchfield, students are learning about the world, using some of the most popular technology in the world: the iPad.

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 07:59 AM EDT

New Haven Schools Gets Huge Grant

New Haven Schools Gets Huge Grant

The New Haven school district is getting a $53 million grant as part of the city's effort to reform schools.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 02:24 PM EDT

Romney: Money Alone Won’t Fix Ailing Schools

Romney: Money Alone Won’t Fix Ailing Schools

Mitt Romney addresses the Education Nation summit in New York.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM EDT

Obama: "I Was a Mediocre Student Until I Got to College"

Obama: "I Was a Mediocre Student Until I Got to College"

"I just really get frustrated when I hear teacher-bashing as evidence of reform," President Barack Obama told Savannah Guthrie in an interview that aired Tuesday as part of NBC's Education Nation summit.

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 08:00 AM EDT

Digital Upgrades a Boost for Classrooms

Digital Upgrades a Boost for Classrooms

Melissa Harris-Perry's panel of students, educators and experts discuss how best to integrate technology into education, for students at all income levels.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 07:17 PM EDT

Obama, Romney Education Policies Diverge Sharply

Obama, Romney Education Policies Diverge Sharply

As both President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney spoke as part of NBC's Education Nation summit Tuesday, the pair laid bare the differences in their plans for education policy.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:54 AM EDT

Cell Phones In The Classroom

Cell Phones In The Classroom

In a reversal of past policies, many schools are now encouraging students to use cell phones and other gadgets in class.