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Freakonomics: How much influence does a parent have on a child's education?

Jun 14, 2011
A look into the overall influence parents might have on their kids' collegiate futures.
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Most state legislators have college degrees

Jun 13, 2011
The Chronicle of Higher Education says 75 percent of state legislators have earned at least a bachelor's degree.
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The new regulations for for-profit schools

Jun 10, 2011
The White House released new rules for for-profit colleges in an effort to decrease the loan default rate at these schools.
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Considering the actual benefits of college

Jun 8, 2011
There have been many debates recently about whether college is worth its cost in this economy. A study reveals confidence in higher education is low, but people may just be responding to these tough times right now.
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New standards for for-profit colleges

Jun 2, 2011
Rules on federal financial aid press career-oriented schools to prepare students better.
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Some lawmakers target Pell Grants for cuts

May 31, 2011
The government pays out billions in Pell Grants each year. But critics say there are cases of fraud where students don't use the money for education.
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Students get big payday for skipping school

May 25, 2011
The Thiel Foundation announced 24 winners of its first fellowship. Each winner gets $100,000 to sit out of college for two years.
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Do these kids have what it takes to make it without a degree?

May 25, 2011
Written by Steve Henn and Amy Scott Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and one of the first investors in Facebook, is a billionaire and a Stanf...
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Khan Academy looks to bridge the education gap with online learning

May 24, 2011
Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, discusses the education problem his organization can solve and technology's role in schools.
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My money vs. Daddy's money

May 20, 2011
Kids are forever indebted to their parents. But when does your kids' money become their own?
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