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Another Race to the Top begins

May 22, 2012
The Department of Education will award $400 million to school districts in its latest contest to improve education. The challenge is to create personalized plans to teach students from poor and rural families.
Posted In: Education, Race to the Top

Investors growing more risk averse

May 18, 2012
Host Tess Vigeland talks with CBS/MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger and Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch about why investors have been slow to return to the markets after a succession of financial calamities.
Posted In: Investing, socially reponsible investing, farming, cd ladder, Education

Student protests heat up in Quebec

May 18, 2012
In what's seen as the most intense student demonstrations in the history of Canada, students in Quebec have been protesting hikes in tuition since the winter. Now the government there is debating emergency legislation to temporarily close some universities and to levy penalties for protesting of as much as $35,000 for individuals, $125,000 for student organizations.
Posted In: students, Montreal, Education

Where we can find 0% unemployment in the U.S.

May 15, 2012
While the overall unemployment rate in the country exceeds 8 percent, some graduates in the right fields face an almost certain change of a job.
Posted In: Jobs, Education, college, Unemployment

Tackling poverty along with reading and arithmetic

May 10, 2012
Cincinnati's Oyler School, is not just a center for learning. It is a Community Learning Center that brings together social services and education under one roof.
Posted In: Education, medication, poverty

It's never too early for a good start in education

May 9, 2012
Kids who are well-prepared for kindergarten have a better shot at making it all the way through high school. But in poor neighborhoods, there are lots of obstacles. One Cincinnati program is fighting to remove them.
Posted In: poverty, Education, cincinnati, Ohio, kindergarten

New diagnosis for autism could cut funding for some

May 8, 2012
A change to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual changes how autism is diagnosed. A lot of money in social services is at stake.
Posted In: autism, DSM, insurance, Education, spending

Should companies pay for advanced degrees?

May 7, 2012
More than a decade ago, United Technologies made a pledge to pay for any employee's advanced degree. It's now paid for thousands of them. What could other U.S. companies learn from the program?
Posted In: Education

Your major may explain your debt

May 4, 2012
Commentator Peter Morici sees a link between what we study and what we owe.
Posted In: Commentaries, peter morici, Education, student loan debt

Teaching kids to be financially literate

Apr 20, 2012
Launched in the aftermath of the riots that tore Los Angeles apart in 1992, Operation Hope has been educating young people about money and its power to elevate us.
Posted In: financial literacy, kids, Savings, Education, Wealth and Poverty

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