Laid-off teachers look for their Plan B

Sep 5, 2012
A trip to the airport paid off for former technology teacher Chris Bjuland.
Posted In: teachers, Teachers and Plan B, School, Education

Chicago teachers nearing strike

Sep 5, 2012
For the last year, union leaders have tried to push Mayor Rahm Emanuel into focusing on other issues: smaller class sizes, more art and music programs and job security.
Posted In: Chicago, Education, teachers, strike

Rethinking public subsidies in higher education

Aug 31, 2012
Commentator Andrew Kelly says tax dollars should fund innovation in higher education, not more of the same
Posted In: Education, state, financial aid, subsidies, loans

Housing, jobs and retirement stay on voters' minds

Aug 31, 2012
Undecided voters in Florida and North Carolina share what their greatest concerns are in the upcoming election.
Posted In: North Carolina, Florida, housing crisis, Education, manufacturing, Retirement, Jobs

Americans weigh in on education

Aug 30, 2012
So far, the Republican National Convention keynote speeches have focused on jobs and the deficit. Something a little more surprising, maybe, has been the emphasis on teachers and schools.
Posted In: teachers, Education, Gallup

For-profit college dropouts take wage hit

Aug 29, 2012
A new study indicates that students who drop out of for-profit colleges fare worse in terms of pay than those who quit community colleges.
Posted In: for-profit colleges, community colleges, Education

Every new school year, uncertainty for teachers

Aug 27, 2012
A language arts teacher in Minnesota describes the anxiety that comes with every new school year -- wondering if she will have a job.
Posted In: teachers, School, Education, Teachers and Plan B

Your child, in dollars and cents

Aug 24, 2012
There's no way to estimate the returns on a hug from your son or an afternoon of baking cookies with your brood, but the USDA was able to estimate how much a child takes out of your bank account.
Posted In: children, spending, Housing, Education

Sound of Money: Back-to-school shopping

Aug 17, 2012
In a few weeks, students will be heading back to school. How much are they spending so that they're ready to hit the books?
Posted In: Sound of money, Education, back-to-school shopping

Mormons and provident living

Aug 10, 2012
The Church of Latter-Day Saints shares many of the same principals as other faiths -- such as help others -- but there is a particular emphasis on self-reliance, or 'provident living,' for Mormons.
Posted In: religion, Mormons, Church of Latter-Day Saints, tithing, Education