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The lure of Chinese students

Nov 10, 2011
They are plentiful, they pay full tuition and American colleges and universities are eager to enroll them -- despite questions about their credentials.
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The Chinese Student Syndrome

Nov 9, 2011
In this special report, Marketplace explores how U.S. colleges are grappling with the questionable credentials coming from China -- even as they profit from the system.
Posted In: Education, foreign students, study abroad

Chinese students, too qualified to be true?

Nov 9, 2011
China has hundreds of agencies that specialize in getting Chinese students into American colleges and universities. But their application materials may be as much fiction as fact. A two-part series.
Posted In: Education, China

Piggy Bank Award: Teaching the true cost of college

Nov 5, 2011
We are rewarding a math teacher today for helping her students understand the costs of college attendance.
Posted In: Education

No Internet, no grade

Nov 4, 2011
Idaho just became the first state to require that all high school students must earn at least two credits from online courses. The new rule, which...
Posted In: Education, idaho, Internet, Tech Report

Math scores on the rise in the U.S.

Nov 2, 2011
A new report out today shows American students are steadily improving when tested in math, but reading scores continue to disappoint.
Posted In: Education

Homeless in New York: A Chinese Student's Story of Life After the Agency

Nov 2, 2011
While reporting my story on Chinese college placement agencies, I interviewed a young man named Jason who is attending a university in New York. ...
Posted In: China, China's Economy, China's Society, Education, View from China

Colleges bid for NYC space

Oct 28, 2011
Today is the final day for proposals to build a campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Some big-name schools are in contention.
Posted In: Education

Obama announces plan to lower student loan payments

Oct 26, 2011
The president wants to reduce the maximum possible payments and forgive remaining debt after 20 years. We get some perspectives on student loan debt.
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President Obama's plan to shake up the student loan system

Oct 26, 2011
New laws, originally meant to take effect in 2014, are allowing graduating students to feel less overwhelmed by their federal loan debt.
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