Education Nation

Education Nation

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

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT

Maryland, Facebook Launch Pilot Program Against Cyberbullying

Maryland, Facebook Launch Pilot Program Against Cyberbullying

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is announcing a new initiative against cyberbullying in a partnership with Facebook.

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 05:00 AM PDT

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.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 10:51 AM PDT

California's Educators Look to Turn Truancy Around

California's Educators Look to Turn Truancy Around

Educators in California are making new efforts to fight truancy. KCRA's Janet O reports.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 04:45 PM PDT

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.

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 02:08 PM PDT

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 01:39 PM PDT

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...

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 08:49 PM PST

Longoria, NYC Mayor Back Candidates in LAUSD Race

Longoria, NYC Mayor Back Candidates in LAUSD Race

Three LAUSD school board positions are up for grabs, and the upcoming vote that could have a significant impact on Southland children’s education and future has attracted national attention.

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 at 11:48 PM PST

Lakewood School to Close In Effort to Balance Budget

Lakewood School to Close In Effort to Balance Budget

In an effort to cut $20 million out of the Long Beach Unified School District’s budget, the school board voted Tuesday evening to close James Monroe Elementary School in Lakewood and eliminate grades six through...

Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 07:22 PM PST

Families Scramble as Children "Age Out" of Early Head Start Programs

Families Scramble as Children "Age Out" of Early Head Start Programs

The Early Head Start program enrolls children from birth to age 3. Some families are abruptly learning their kids can be "aged out" of the program the moment they turn 3. The Halley family is now scrambling...

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:19 AM PDT

Students Take Nutrition into Their Own Hands

Students Take Nutrition into Their Own Hands

As part of a lunch pilot program, students are making salads from scratch, and selling them to other students.