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Freakonomics: Better education through improved eyesight

Apr 5, 2011
How researchers raised test scores in rural China with the help of new specs for every kid in need.
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The high cost of quality child care

Apr 4, 2011
Millions of Americans are among the "working poor." They have jobs, yet earn so little that they live at or below the government's official poverty...
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California budget cuts hit community colleges

Mar 31, 2011
Hundreds of thousands of students will find themselves battling for fewer spots in community colleges. The cutback in classes could ripple through the economy.
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Higher math: A college's tuition is only the sticker price

Mar 30, 2011
College tuition keeps rising, but the average amount students pay is actually falling, as colleges compete for them with financial aid.
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To take or not to take on college debt?

Mar 25, 2011
We're starting our series on life through a financial lens at our teens. Tess Vigeland talks to the New York Times's Ron Lieber about a teenager who's trying to balance financial responsibility and college debt.
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Is the United States losing its competitive edge?

Mar 22, 2011
Education advocates point to a recent spate of test scores that show the United States falling behind other nations. But what's the real story?
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Texas colleges face deep cuts and elimination

Mar 9, 2011
Faced with a massive budget shortfall, Texan lawmakers target four rural, community colleges -- sometimes, the only higher education available for hundreds of miles.
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Rolling the dice and 529 college savings plans

Mar 8, 2011
Here's a sobering figure: College costs have soared by 82% over the past decade. State governments have been reducing their support of higher...
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Letters: Not everyone likes Chris; You, your kids and college

Mar 4, 2011
Host Tess Vigeland and senior producer Deborah Clark dig in the Marketplace Money mail bag and respond to listener comments.
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Virginia struggles with teachers, students, and Facebook

Mar 4, 2011
Should teachers and students be friends on Facebook? Should they be allowed to send each other private text messages? These are questions that parents, and the state of Virginia, are wrestling with.
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