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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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Education crisis helps private colleges

Feb 8, 2010
Public universities and community colleges are reeling from the impact of state budget cuts as enrollment on their campuses surges. But private colleges have welcomed the excess students with open arms. Caitlan Carroll reports.
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Getting pumped up for FAFSA

Feb 5, 2010
For students fearful of tackling the onerous Free Application for Federal Student Aid, there is hope in the form of "College Goal Sunday" events at local YMCAs, churches and schools. Caitlan Carroll reports.
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Rural high schools struggle to keep up

Feb 5, 2010
A study by the Alliance for Excellent Education says 1 out of 4 high school students in rural areas won't graduate. And some experts say without action from federal policy makers, rural high schools will fall further behind. John Dimsdale reports.
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Budget's impact on No Child Left Behind

Feb 1, 2010
President Obama's budget sets aside $50 billion for education, but the White House plans to make schools work for that money. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.
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