Education Nation

Education Nation

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

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 06:45 PM CDT

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 04:08 PM CDT

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 03:39 PM CDT

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...

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 06:29 PM CDT

Oprah Delivers Harvard Commencement

Oprah Delivers Harvard Commencement

Harvard's 362nd commencement began Thursday morning with the annual conferring of degrees and honorary degrees.

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 08:54 PM CDT
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By Ward Room Staff

CPS Outlines Plan to Pay for New Teacher Contract

CPS Outlines Plan to Pay for New Teacher Contract

Officials said salary increases will amount to $103 million in the first year of the three-year contract ratified this week by Chicago Teachers Union.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 09:11 PM CDT
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By BJ Lutz, Kim Vatis

CTU's Next Fight: School Closures

CTU's Next Fight: School Closures

"I've still got my boxing gloves," says Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis, hours after teachers approve contract deal.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:33 AM CDT

Latest Evergreen Park Strike Talks Fizzle

Latest Evergreen Park Strike Talks Fizzle

Teachers now want a mediator to handle negotiations.

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 04:36 PM CDT

Teachers Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract

Teachers Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract

More than 20,000 valid ballots were cast, CTU said in a statement.

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 06:08 PM CDT

CPS Proposes Student Make-Up Days From Strike

CPS Proposes Student Make-Up Days From Strike

Most students will have classes on President's Day and see their winter break trimmed back.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:54 AM CDT

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.