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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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Government investigation finds widespread abuses at for-profit colleges

Aug 5, 2010
As Marketplace and other media outlets have reported on abusive recruiting tactics at for-profit colleges, the industry's response has been...
Posted In: Education, for-profit colleges, GAO, Gregory Kutz, Joshua Pruyn, Potomac College, Westech College, Westwood College

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.
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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.
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'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?
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