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Some public school systems still financially secure

Aug 30, 2010
Many school systems made severe budget cuts and lay offs to stay afloat, but some public school systems are still financial secure, and in some cases, have even more money coming their way.
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Winners of second round of 'Race to the Top' announced

Aug 24, 2010
The Department of Education the winners of the second phase of the "Race to the Top" program, which awards states that make sufficient changes to their education systems with federal funding. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
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How far will Race to the Top money go?

Aug 24, 2010
Georgia, New York, Maryland and Ohio are among the winners of the final round of Race to the Top money. They join Tennessee and Delaware in sharing a $4 billion pot of federal education funding. Amy Scott reports.
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Money grows in this treehouse

Aug 20, 2010
Mike Lane wanted to make sure his girls learned the value of work and money early on -- so he made them landlords of a treehouse in the backyard. Marketplace's Josh Rogosin pays them a visit.
Posted In: Education, Housing

LAT analyzing and ranking Los Angeles teachers

Aug 17, 2010
The Los Angeles Times will be releasing rankings of 6,000 school teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Many agree that the American education system needs revamping, but many also find the rankings unfair.
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Some colleges fail in general education

Aug 16, 2010
A new study is giving colleges grades on their general education. And the results may surprise you: Harvard got a D, Yale and Brown flunked. Amy Scott reports.
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Getting personal: Supplementing retirement, college costs

Aug 13, 2010
Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof from CBS Moneywatch.com answer listener questions on how to invest to supplement retirement in the future, how much to help a child out with college costs and how to dig yourself out of college debt.
Posted In: Education, Retirement

Severe school cutbacks will take noticeable toll

Aug 13, 2010
Even though Congress just approved $26 billion to help save teachers' jobs, it's not enough to fill in a lot of the gaps in severely cut school budgets.
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Student loans overtake credit card debt

Aug 10, 2010
For the first time in the U.S., student loans have overtaken credit card debt. That means Americans owe more to private student lenders and the federal government than they do to their credit card companies. Amy Scott explains why that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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For-profit crackdown may hurt WaPo

Aug 6, 2010
The Washington Post Company may suffer from a crackdown by lawmakers. Why? Because Congress wants to limit the growing amount of federal financial aid that's paid out to for-profit colleges. Confused? Bob Moon explains.
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