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

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 04:25 PM EDT

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.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 04:12 PM EDT

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 fundraisi...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 03:57 PM EDT

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...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 03:00 PM EDT

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 02:00 PM EDT

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.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 01:51 PM EDT

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.