Education Nation

The Hechinger Report has teamed up with NBC to highlight examples of schools and communities that have come up with innovative solutions and have succeeded. The stories are part of NBC’s annual Education Nation Summit in New York City. The three-day event brings together more than 300 of the country’s leaders in education, government, business, philanthropy and media. See all our Special Reports

A solution to lost early childhood opportunities in Mississippi?

MOORHEAD, Miss. — JeMira Nichols entered kindergarten in this sleepy Delta town way ahead of her classmates. She knew colors, letters and numbers. She spoke in full sentences. She…

Education Nation: Why educators aren’t sold on video games

Video games are increasingly popular learning tools in classrooms, but not all teachers are sold on the benefits. Day two of NBC’s Education Nation summit highlighted the potential for video…

Education Nation: In Arizona desert, a charter school competes

Dean of students Chet Crain delivering his ritual morning welcome and message to the students of Carpe Diem. (Photo by Nick Pandolfo) YUMA, Ariz. — Carpe Diem…

Education Nation: Career academy puts emphasis on learning style

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – Thomas Alexander McLees has always learned best by taking things apart, from a toaster – his mom was not happy, he says – to computers.…

Education Nation: Program aims to lure next-generation engineers and math whizzes into the classroom

It was the first day of class, and Chris Costello’s instructions to a group of college students in a science building at the University of Texas-Austin were evoking giggles.

Education Nation: ‘Success for All’ curriculum drives Ohio district

School was just beginning at the end of August, but the students at Wells Academy were already hard at work. First grade teacher Sarah Nocera leads her students…

Education Nation: Mentoring becomes as much about parents as it is about kids

CHICAGO — Carolina Hernando was a senior in high school in 1999 when her guidance counselor delivered a devastating blow: She needed a Social Security number to go to college. …

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Education Nation: Finding classroom success in noisy mix of Spanish, English

Ernest R. Geddes Elementary School in Baldwin Park, Calif., is a noisy place. Kindergarten classes at Ernest R. Geddes Elementary School in Baldwin Park, Calif., are taught primarily…

Education Nation: Teachers wary of new evaluations in aftermath of Chicago strike

NBC’s third annual Education Nation summit kicked off Sunday with a focus on solutions: ideas with a track record of success and potential for replication. But for teachers attending