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Some colleges waitlist students who can't afford tuition

Oct 22, 2013
George Washington University is changing how it describes its admissions policy - and admitting it does wait-list some students in part because of inability to pay tuition.
Posted In: college admissions, George Washington University, SAT, college rankings
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How free lunches pay off for schools

Oct 22, 2013
Roughly half of public school children today qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and that number drives billions of dollars in other benefits for schools. But critics say the program is prone to error and fraud.
Posted In: school lunches, education funding
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Guess what? Giving good teachers bonuses works

Oct 17, 2013
A new study from Stanford University says giving teachers a big bonus for raising student test scores is effective.
Posted In: teacher pay, salaries, public schools, charter schools
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Where everyone graduates high school, but few go to college

Oct 15, 2013
In parts of Tennessee, about one third of working-age residents have a college degree. In a few counties, the rate drops to fewer than one in 10.
Posted In: tennessee, high school. college attendance
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Historically black colleges struggle to compete

Oct 10, 2013
A federal court in Maryland ruled this week that the state had failed fully to desegregate its public higher education system.
Posted In: historically black colleges, HBCUs, Morgan State University
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Forget high stakes testing, what about high stakes attendance?

Oct 1, 2013
Schools in about a dozen states do their annual census of students. At stake is government funding.
Posted In: Education, technology, incentives, government funding
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529 college savings plans: What you should know

Sep 27, 2013
Answering listener questions about 529 college savings plans -- and 10 tips on things you should know about them.
Posted In: 529 plans, 529 college savings plan, education costs
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NCAA video game deal could pave way to pay players

Sep 27, 2013
EA Sports announced it will stop selling its college football video game and separately settled a lawsuit with former players.
Posted In: college gameday 2013, college football schedule
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Talking about how to pay for college

Sep 20, 2013
It's a conversation that not all families have: How to pay for college. One high school junior and her mother discuss what they talked about.
Posted In: college, student debt
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U.S. companies defend the Common Core

Sep 18, 2013
Businesses rally behind a controversial new set of math and literacy standards, which they view as crucial to preparing an educated workforce.
Posted In: Education, common core, ExxonMobil, Intel

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About this collection

Marketplace and Education Correspondent Amy Scott look at the business and economics of education, on topics including  student loans, public education financing, and the cost of a college degree. Marketplace's Education coverage is supported, in part, by the Kresge Foundation.

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