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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

Missouri district closes half its schools

Mar 11, 2010
The school board in Kansas City, Mo. voted to close half the schools in its district to avoid going broke. Other districts around the country have been closing schools, as well, but none to this extent. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Education

Standardization may boost publishers

Mar 10, 2010
A group of state governors and education officials have announced a proposal for new common K-12 academic standards. The move could be a boon for the publishing industry. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Education

A shift in young people's views on work

Mar 9, 2010
A new survey says when it comes to finding work, job security has become the top priority for college students. Thanks to the recession, stability outranks pay and benefits. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Education

States jump the gun on Race to the Top

Mar 4, 2010
State governors are waiting to see who made it to the final round of the Race to the Top competition, which provides billions in grants to state educational programs. But Jeremy Hobson reports some have already assumed they've won.
Posted In: Education

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