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With Common Core testing, you get what you pay for

Feb 9, 2015
A look at economics of testing and new assessments tied to Common Core standards.
Posted In: common core, testing, education funding, education costs
Graduates of Bowie State University put messages on their mortarboard hats during the school's graduation ceremony.

Average college student debt on the rise

Nov 13, 2014
But the people with the really big debt loads are not the ones to worry about.
Posted In: college tuition, education costs, loan student debt
A student at the University of California, Berkeley eyes an organic salad bar at a university dining commons.

Competition for college kids extends to cafeteria

Oct 31, 2014
An amenities arms race, including serving fancier food, helps drive up room and board at colleges.
Posted In: education costs, Tuition, college tuition

The high cost of principal turnover

Oct 30, 2014
Half of new principals leave in their third year on the job.
Posted In: teachers, Education, education costs

The challenge of funding a community college education

Jul 16, 2014
No access to federal student loans can imperil community college students.
Posted In: community college, federal student loans, education costs

Can your school get decent wi-fi speed?

Jun 23, 2014
Tech in the classroom is exploding, but it only works if you have the bandwidth
Posted In: onair, LearningCurve On-Air, wifi, schools, education costs

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

Paying for college: We don't spend as much as we think

Aug 30, 2013
The cost of college is rising faster than inflation. But when you take financial aid into account, it’s gone up only modestly faster than inflation.
Posted In: college, education costs, student debt

The true cost of college and reasons for it

Aug 22, 2013
The Obama administration wants to restrain high tuition by tying federal aid to a college’s performance.
Posted In: college, education costs, college tuition

How to survive severe student loan debt

May 17, 2013
The new face of debt is young and worried. Student loans affect nearly 15 million Americans under the age of 30 and many debtors are facing tens of thousands of dollars in repayment.
Posted In: student debt, student loan debt, Education, education costs

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