Education Nation

Education Nation

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

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 09:44 PM PST

Parents Take Homework Challenge

Parents Take Homework Challenge

We’ve all heard the complaints about too much homework. With the new Common Core, focusing on critical thinking skills, some parents and students think the homework situation is only getting

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 08:25 PM PDT

SDUSD State of the District Preview

SDUSD State of the District Preview

Hundreds of teachers in the San Diego Unified School District came out to hear the State of the District address Tuesday night. NBC 7’s education reporter Rory Devine talks with Superintendent Cindy Marten.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:34 AM PDT

San Diego Unified Shuffles Teachers

San Diego Unified Shuffles Teachers

By Monday, the San Diego Unified School District will be done shuffling teachers among schools. As NBC 7's education reporter Rory Devine explains, it's all because of enrollment numbers.

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 07:23 PM PDT

School Study to Link Music to Learning

School Study to Link Music to Learning

NBC 7’s Rory Devine has been reporting on the “S.T.E.A.M.” program in schools, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Today, she takes us into an after-school program at...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 07:35 PM PDT

Knitting Helps Students Learn Basics

Knitting Helps Students Learn Basics

Knitting may result in more than just a warm scarf. These days, some educators are using knitting as a unique tool to teach students about reading, math, number and color patterns, which helps students gain...

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 12:49 PM PDT

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...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM PDT

Common Core Curriculum Begins

Common Core Curriculum Begins

As the new common core curriculum standards begin working their way into schools, teachers and parents share their thoughts on whether it will work for students. NBC 7's Education Reporter Rory Devine reports

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 05:35 AM PDT

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.

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 04:45 PM PDT

Calif. Abandons STAR Testing Despite Fed Threat

Calif. Abandons STAR Testing Despite Fed Threat

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, Oct 4, 2013 at 09:33 AM PDT

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...

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