Education Nation

Education Nation

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

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 at 08:22 PM PDT

Inglewood School District Gets State-Appointed Head

Inglewood School District Gets State-Appointed Head

A declining enrollment since 2006 plus financial mismanagement has left the Inglewood Unified School District on the verge of bankruptcy, spurring the second state takeover of a California school district since...

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM PDT

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 08:45 AM PDT

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.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 04:17 PM PDT

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 07:54 AM PDT

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.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 01:16 PM PDT

Education Nation: The Benefits Of E-Readers

Education Nation: The Benefits Of E-Readers

Technology helps spark new interest in reading and curb costs for schools.

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 08:37 PM PDT

Dual-Immersion Program Preps Students for Global Economy

Dual-Immersion Program Preps Students for Global Economy

Principal Virginia Castro says students must be educated with a global emphasis. Her elementary school teaches nearly 80 percent of its instruction in Spanish, even to English-speaking students.

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 07:58 PM PDT

Education Nation: Common Core

Education Nation: Common Core

A new program focuses student efforts on core curriculum. Danielle Leigh reports.

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 07:55 AM PDT

Athletic Trainers Keep Students Safe

Athletic Trainers Keep Students Safe

Schools are placing a greater emphasis on keeping student athletes fit and safe.

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 07:58 PM PDT

Educators Address Classroom Challenges

Educators Address Classroom Challenges

Educators focus on solutions to many classroom challenges at NBC's third annual Education Nation summit.