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LinkedIn endorses your kids

Aug 20, 2013
Social networking site LinkedIn lowered its sign up age to 14 and will start trying to work with college students and high-schoolers.
Posted In: social networking, Facebook, Twitter
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Korean scholars rank as the most valuable

Aug 12, 2013
A new study says that academics from South Korea are the most commercially valuable in the world.
Posted In: academics, universities, higher ed
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Simple math adds up to a $147 million school

Aug 7, 2013
Atlanta is opening a brand-new school with a high price tag, including spending on a fancy cafeteria and gym.
Posted In: Atlanta, public schools
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Online summer school: It's still school

Aug 6, 2013
School budget cuts are wiping out traditional summer school programs, so more students are turning to the web.
Posted In: summer school, online education
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Study: Black and Latino students missing out on selective colleges

Jul 31, 2013
A new study finds that America's higher education system perpetuates white advantages.
Posted In: higher education, college
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Are student loans big money makers?

Jul 31, 2013
It should be easy to figure out if the government makes money off of student loans. But it's not.
Posted In: federal student loans, student loan debt, student loans
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Student loan interest rate capped at 8.25%

Jul 26, 2013
The compromise approved by the Senate puts a ceiling on the interest rates for undergraduate student loans.
Posted In: student loans, interest rates, higher education, student debt
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Online courses fail the mid-term at San Jose State, but what about the final?

Jul 24, 2013
A bold experiment at the San Jose State University could change the thinking about massive open online courses.
Posted In: Education, higher education, moocs
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Parents paying less for college: Good news?

Jul 23, 2013
A new study finds that the rising cost of higher education is shifting costs as families spend less freely.
Posted In: colleges, Tuition, college
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Senate reaches tentative deal on student loans

Jul 18, 2013
The proposal would link interest rates to financial markets -- specifically the 10-year Treasury note -- and cap rates at 8.25 percent for undergraduate loans and 9.5 percent for graduate loans.
Posted In: student loan, student debt, higher education, Education

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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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