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At a Texas private school, the investment club actually invests

Aug 27, 2013
Students at the Greenhill School in Dallas are managing a stock portfolio worth $100,000.
Posted In: Education, financial education

Colleges give largest grants to wealthiest students

Aug 21, 2013
More federal grants are going to low-income students, but colleges are giving more institutional aid to students who are better off.
Posted In: higher education, Education, Tuition, college tuition

Online courses fail the mid-term at San Jose State, but what about the final?

Jul 24, 2013
A bold experiment at the San Jose State University could change the thinking about massive open online courses.
Posted In: Education, higher education, moocs

Senate reaches tentative deal on student loans

Jul 18, 2013
The proposal would link interest rates to financial markets -- specifically the 10-year Treasury note -- and cap rates at 8.25 percent for undergraduate loans and 9.5 percent for graduate loans.
Posted In: student loan, student debt, higher education, Education

Teens come up with solutions to keep kids in school

Jun 27, 2013
High school students in New York City are tackling the problem of kids skipping school.
Posted In: School, Education

Teens face stiff competition in the search for a summer job

Jun 21, 2013
Many young people are struggling to find jobs now that school is out for summer. The usual seasonal employment is being filled by older workers so what are teenagers to do to earn income?
Posted In: Education, Jobs, Work, youth employment

Adjunct professors join steelworkers, auto workers to get organized

Jun 20, 2013
Adjunct and non-tenure track professors are joining unions, hungry for benefits and job security they currently lack. And in a twist, they're not always joining the unions you might expect.
Posted In: Education, higher education, tenure, union

Are teacher prep programs worth the money?

Jun 18, 2013
We’re doing a terrible job of training teachers -- and that training is expensive.
Posted In: teacher training, No Child Left Behind, test scores, Education

Education start-up looks to disrupt textbook market

Jun 4, 2013
Boston-based start-up Boundless, which provides free educational materials online, says it's looking to help cash-strapped students find an alternative to expensive textbooks.
Posted In: higher education, Education, textbooks

In school, the wealth gap takes the form of the opportunity gap

Jun 3, 2013
While much attention has been given to the achievement of students, little attention has been given to the disproportion in educational opportunities between wealthy and poor children.
Posted In: wealth gap, poverty, Education

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