How a national standard will affect the education industry

Aug 2, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Education Week's Christopher Swanson about what a national set of common standards would mean to the textbook and testing industries.
Posted In: Education

Lowering the cost of college textbooks

Jul 30, 2010
Text book prices have increased 7 1/2 percent in the past two years, according to the Labor Department. A new law taking effect this month aims to softened the burden for college students. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Education

'Race to the Top' motivates schools to reform, but changes may not last

Jul 27, 2010
Just the prospect of winning money through the Obama Administration's "Race to the Top" fund was enough for some school districts to make drastic reforms, but given the already tight budgets on all levels of government, can these reforms last?
Posted In: Education

Teaching financial literacy

Jul 23, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to personal finance expert Beth Kobliner about the Office of Financial Literacy, which will conduct two studies on financial literacy. Will these studies be the death of the financial literacy education idea or will it actually help us in the long run?
Posted In: Education, Personal Finance

For-profit school ads mislead mothers

Jul 23, 2010
The ads often have distracting animations and the promise of an education program from the Obama administration specifically for single moms. Untrue, but the ads aren't necessarily the faults of the schools that they advertise for, but the "lead generators" that they employ to advertise for them.
Posted In: Education

New for-profit college loan rules consider students' earning potential

Jul 23, 2010
The Department of Education is proposing some controversial new rules for for-profit colleges. The industry's been under attack for heavy student debt loads.
Posted In: Education

For med students, financial lessons learned outside the lab

Jul 22, 2010
Managing the finances of a practice isn't a common class in med school, but there are still ways to learn. Gregory Warner visited a student-run clinic in Philadelphia.
Posted In: Education, Health

Gulf scientists feel uneasy about working for BP

Jul 20, 2010
Scientists understand BP needs their help to assess the damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and to find potential solutions for clean-up, but many scientists draw the line at testifying for the company.
Posted In: Education, Science

Michigan's Big House

Jul 14, 2010
The University of Michigan has football bragging rights even before the season begins. The school announced today that at the start of football...
Posted In: business of sports, college sports, Education, Sports

Grads not making enough to pay off loans

Jul 13, 2010
Some for-profit schools may have a high graduate employment rate, but often the salaries are too small to pay off the loans students take to pay for their education.
Posted In: Education, Jobs