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Back to School: Scholastic's Kid Reporters Interview President Obama

President Obama talks the Constitution with Scholastic’s student reporters Topanga Sena and Jacob Schroeder as part of a 7-part interview. Two of the interview clips are featured here, watch all seven clips here. »

MSNBC Coverage: SOS March

Here's one balanced report on the Save Our Schools March, July 30, 2011. »

Diane Ravitch Stands Up for Students, Teachers, and Public Schools at the Save Our Schools March

Diane Ravitch, education professor and former member of the Department of Education under George Bush Sr., gives a speech outlining how and why No Child Left Behind needs to be drastically rethought if public schools in America are to be saved. »

Watch This: Texas Educator John Kuhn at the SOS March

Joseph K. and many others in attendance report that Kuhns knocked it out of the park. Please oh please can we get him to run for public office or be the next Secretary of Education? »

Matt Damon Pwns a Right-Wing Reporter Trying to Smear Teachers

Matt Damon attended the Save Our Schools March on July 30, 2011. As son of a teacher and a public school grad himself, he tells off the right-wing reporter interviewing him, and gives the camera guy a little what-for too. Way to go, Matt! »

Joseph K. Reports From the Save Our Schools March and Conference

A summary of the speakers and events featured in the Save Our Schools March and Conference, as witnessed firsthand by K12NN correspondent Joseph K. Among the speakers were Jonathan Kozol, Matt Damon, Jon Stewart, and Jon Stewart. »

Educator and Activist Marion Brady: "Education Reform: Wrong Diagnosis, So Wrong Cure"

Why education activist Marion Brady's marching in the Save Our Schools national event: "Non-educators have now been in near-total control of US education policy for more than a full kindergarten-through-12th grade cycle, and things aren't going well." 10 false assumptions driving education reform, and what experienced teachers and motivated parents can do to challenge and re-direct education polic... »

(AUDIO) K12NN Talks to Sabrina Stevens-Shupe About the Save Our Schools March & Conference

Listen as a former Colorado teacher, Sabrina Stevens-Shupe, talks about the need to support public education and why the Save Our Schools march and conference were organized. The event is scheduled for July 28-31, 2011 in Washington, DC. »

"Erase to the Top" — The Michelle Rhee Test Score Scandal in Seussical Verse

Highly improbable rates of erasure of wrong answers to correct ones on standardized tests in DC have tarnished Michelle Rhee's image as education reformer. The scandal took place under her tenure as Chancellor of DC Public Schools. Pressure from programs like Race to the Top that reward teachers based on improvements in standardized test scores, and the atmosphere of high-stakes testing are to bla... »

Go Read It: DC Elementary School Students Deserve a New School

Parents whose kids were forced to attend a rat-infested, poorly ventilated school that made everyone sick were promised a new one by 2011 but so far any rebuilding in the school's old spot looks to prioritize commercial development first. Sign the petition that would help give parents and their children who attend the temporary school a voice. »