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The summer learning slide

Jun 21, 2012
Students often lose academic ground in summer, and state budget cuts are making things worse.
Posted In: Education, summer school

Rebranding summer school

Jun 20, 2012
No more summer of forgetting: To keep kids from losing what they've learned during the year, cities and school districts are rethinking summer school.
Posted In: summer school, summer, Education

Should everyone go to college?

Jun 18, 2012
Commentator Robert Samuelson says too many students are encouraged to go to college who shouldn't be there.
Posted In: Education, college

An alternative to the college degree?

Jun 8, 2012
New kinds of credentials could offer a cheaper path to a good job.
Posted In: Education, cost, technology, college

Trade certificates help men more than women

Jun 6, 2012
A study says women earn certificates in lower-paid fields and are less likely to add a college degree.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, Education, college degree, unequal pay

'Chipping' our kids: Can we fight truancy with technology?

Jun 1, 2012
Can technology keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Walmart warehouse. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?
Posted In: RFID, Radio Frequency Identification, schools, privacy, data security, Education, gps, neuroscience, backyard brains

Voters push education policy in Texas

May 29, 2012
Today is the Texas primary. Polls show voters tend to care about the economy and immigration, but education policy is growing in importance.
Posted In: texas, Education

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

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

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

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