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NCAA rules hurt some college b-ballers

Apr 1, 2010
Players on hundreds of community college basketball teams aspire to suit up for a big Division-1 school. But NCAA scholarship money is making it tougher for two-year college players to make the jump. April Dembosky reports.
Posted In: Education, Sports

For-profit colleges fight rep with study

Apr 1, 2010
Enrollment is up at for-profit colleges like DeVry, though these schools have been criticized for negative recruiting tactics. To fight back, the colleges are releasing a new study. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Education

Schools prep low-income kids for work

Mar 29, 2010
One way to get high schools students ready for college and work is to make "working" part of the curriculum. A network of two dozen Catholic high schools has been doing that for more than a decade. Laurie Stern reports.
Posted In: Education

A mall where you can go to school

Mar 22, 2010
Many regional malls are dealing with record vacancies at the same time that high schools are dropping programs for troubled teens because of budget cuts. But the two problems could have a common solution. Caitlan Carroll explains.
Posted In: Education

Sam's life as an American still a dream

Mar 18, 2010
Thousands of undocumented students graduate from high school each year in the U.S. When they do, many face an uncertain future. Independent producers Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister bring us the story of Sam, an 18-year-old among this group.
Posted In: Education, Immigration

How fast food became the school lunch

Mar 17, 2010
Sociologist Janet Poppendieck spent some time trying to make sense of how school meals are prepared and served. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book on school nutrition programs.
Posted In: Books, Education, Food, Health

School cost cuts lead to more garbage

Mar 17, 2010
Hard plastic lunch trays are largely a thing of the past in school cafeterias, because disposable trays that don't need washing are cheaper. But what about the environmental impact? Linda Lutton reports.
Posted In: Education, Food

Education plan to target worst schools

Mar 17, 2010
Education Secretary Arne Duncan went to Capitol Hill to talk about overhauling America's schools and increasing federal spending on them by $4 billion. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Education

Student loan biz not looking too healthy

Mar 16, 2010
Congress's health care overhaul includes a proposal to let the federal government hand out student loans directly, effectively eliminating the entire student loan industry. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Education

What's next after K.C. school closures?

Mar 11, 2010
Faced with a deficit and troubled school system, Kansas City's Board of Education voted to close 28 out of 61 schools. Barbara Shelley, columnist for the Kansas City Star, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what led to the decision and its impact.
Posted In: Education

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