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'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

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

The economic lives of two blue-collar voters

Mar 20, 2012
They differ on politics, but both see college as a way to help their kids do better than they have.
Posted In: 2012 election, Illinois, blue-collar workers, Education

Why you should learn how to code

Mar 9, 2012
Commentator Farhad Manjoo says coding will help you keep your job or help you make a case for a raise.
Posted In: computers, coding, Education

For-profit schools add to record student-loan debt

Mar 7, 2012
University budget cuts are driving more students to for-profit colleges, but the debt load there is often higher and future prospects slimmer.
Posted In: Education, student loan debt, for-profit colleges

College is key to success

Mar 7, 2012
But commentator Robert Reich says access to college is being squeezed at a time the country needs it the most.
Posted In: Education, college tuition

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