Education Nation

Education Nation

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

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 05:56 PM CST

Plano Reward Teachers for Thinking Big

Plano Reward Teachers for Thinking Big

The Plano Independent School District spent Thursday rewarding teachers for thinking big with its "Bobcat Bucks" grant program.

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 02:49 PM CDT

New School Standards Start to Take Effect

New School Standards Start to Take Effect

The changes are part of a multi-year transition to the Common Core State Standards for English and math, a set of more rigorous benchmarks for students from kindergarten to the 12th grade that have been adopted...

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 07:35 AM CDT

Top Tier Colleges Seeking Out Needy, High-Acheiving Students

Top Tier Colleges Seeking Out Needy, High-Acheiving Students

Top colleges and universities are looking for new ways to recruit high achieving students with limited means.

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM CDT

Backlash Builds Against Common Core Standards

Backlash Builds Against Common Core Standards

The Common Core has been billed as the future of education across America, but in small-town Tennessee, Teresa Hartsfield has traded it in for a century-old text. The Lawrenceburg mom pulled her 10-year-old son...

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 09:55 AM CDT

DISD Announces Free Breakfast, Lunch

DISD Announces Free Breakfast, Lunch

Dallas Independent School District is now offering free breakfast and lunch to all students.

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 05:27 PM CDT

Schools of Choice Grow in Popularity

Schools of Choice Grow in Popularity

So-called schools of choice are quite popular in the Grand Prairie Independent School District. Thursday hundreds of superintendents, school board members and state senators met to talk about how the...

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 09:47 AM CDT

FWISD Bond Package Would Replace Underground School

FWISD Bond Package Would Replace Underground School

Fort Worth school officials are hoping to replace an elementary built underground in 1970 to avoid noise from a nearby airport.

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:04 AM CDT

NYC Hikes Price of School Lunch

NYC Hikes Price of School Lunch

The price of New York City school lunch is going up on Monday from $1.50 to $1.75, the first increase in 10 years.

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 05:30 PM CDT

Historic School Rebuilt in Garland

Historic School Rebuilt in Garland

We're getting a first look inside a historic Garland school. W.C. Daugherty Elementary was demolished last June, leaving hundreds of people devastated . But now, crews have been busy all summer rebuilding...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 03:25 PM CDT

Connecticut Town Might Have to Close All Public Schools

Connecticut Town Might Have to Close All Public Schools

The town of Winchester is dealing with a financial crisis and might have to shut down all of its public schools in December and has gone to the state for help.