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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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New grant to target school dropouts

Mar 1, 2010
A new White House grant proposal hopes to curb the dropout rate by targeting schools with graduation rates below 60 percent. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer about how this differs from past educational funding.
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Unions fight for school control

Feb 18, 2010
The city of Los Angeles plans on turning 36 schools over to outside groups like charters and nonprofits. But many of those groups don't want to work with teachers unions, which means thousands of jobs and bargaining power could be at stake. Jennifer Collins reports.
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