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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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Speech! Speech! Charlie Sheen as a commencement speaker?

Mar 4, 2011
As I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed this week, I noticed that a large chunk of my college friends had joined a new group -- "Charlie...
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The importance of teachers in education

Feb 28, 2011
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates talks about why education is the key issues facing our country, why it's important to help teachers be more effective and how to get schools to adapt technology.
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A crash course on how to get your kid into college

Feb 25, 2011
Figuring out how to pay for college -- that's certainly tough, but it's only the first step. Eventually, your kid has to be accepted to go to college. Host Tess Vigeland talks to Andrew Ferguson, the author of the new book "Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College."
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The future of pre-paid tuition plans

Feb 25, 2011
Pre-paid college tuition plans were created to help save parents' bank accounts from the inflation of college costs. But several states are abandoning the pre-paid programs or making big adjustments to them -- and parents are wondering what happens next.
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Myths of financial aid

Feb 25, 2011
Lynn O'Shaughnessy is a long-time observer of the higher-ed scene. She's the author of The College Solution, an Amazon bestseller. She writes thr...
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