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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

'Be prepared' ... financially

Apr 20, 2012
A new Girl Scout merit badged is aimed at preparing young women for their future with personal finance.
Posted In: financial literacy, Girl Scouts, Education, Saving

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

Top universities join forces online

Apr 18, 2012
Five big schools, including Princeton and University of Pennsylvania, will begin offering free classes on the web. It's all part of a new venture backed by Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
Posted In: online education, Education, college

The high cost of the other American Dream, education

Apr 13, 2012
Commentator Leah Ingram is facing six years of paying college tuition for her two daughters. She has a suggestion to the government to help middle-class parents like herself.
Posted In: Education, college, Tuition, kids, Taxes

When women are the breadwinners

Apr 13, 2012
Liza Mundy predicts that by the next generation, more women will be breadwinners than men. She examines how this shift may impact dating, marriage and family life in her new book "The Richer Sex."
Posted In: women, men, breadwinners, family, income, Jobs, Education

A new way to measure college graduation rates

Apr 12, 2012
Part-timers, transfers and returning students aren't counted in official graduation rates. A change by the Department of Education could add them to the mix.
Posted In: college, college grads, Education

Educating kids for the factories of the future

Apr 6, 2012
West Chicago magnet prepares students for high-skill manufacturing jobs, and for college
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, Jobs, Education

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