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Education Nation

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

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 03:12 PM CDT

Harvard Sets Biggest Fundraising Goal Ever: $6.5 Billion

Harvard Sets Biggest Fundraising Goal Ever: $6.5 Billion

Harvard, the richest university in the United States, said on Saturday it would seek to raise some $6.5 billion in donations to fund new academic initiatives and bolster its financial aid program. The...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 02:57 PM CDT

Online Courses: The Future of Learning or Overhyped?

Online Courses: The Future of Learning or Overhyped?

After barely a year in business, online learning rivals edX and Coursera have become two of the biggest higher-education organizations in the world, with a combined six million registered users. And why not? The...

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:16 AM CDT

Cantor Asks DOJ to Drop School Vouchers Suit

Cantor Asks DOJ to Drop School Vouchers Suit

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor issued an ultimatum to the Department of Justice over its school voucher lawsuit

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

Bus Drivers Hailed as Heroes

Bus Drivers Hailed as Heroes

School bus drivers practicing their route before the start of school are being hailed as heroes for their efforts to save a man who collapsed on a sidewalk in Murphy. Calvin Womack and Luisa Andablo received the...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 02:00 PM CDT

Wisconsin Official Defends Common Core Standards

Wisconsin Official Defends Common Core Standards

Wisconsin's schools superintendent is defending the state's Common Core academic standards in front of a pair of Republican committees.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 01:00 PM CDT

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.

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 09:50 AM CDT

Aikman Celebrates Healthy Garland Schools

Aikman Celebrates Healthy Garland Schools

Dallas Cowboys legendary quarterback Troy Aikman joined health expert Dr. Kenneth Cooper to recognize Garland schools focusing on health and fitness in the right way.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM CDT

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 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...