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Sequester cuts weigh on Head Start programs

May 29, 2013
Cuts to government-funded child development programs leave parents scrambling to find child care.
Posted In: sequester, Education, head start, childcare

How to survive severe student loan debt

May 17, 2013
The new face of debt is young and worried. Student loans affect nearly 15 million Americans under the age of 30 and many debtors are facing tens of thousands of dollars in repayment.
Posted In: student debt, student loan debt, Education, education costs

There's a huge market in online education for veterans

May 7, 2013
U.S. News & World Report has released its first-ever rankings of the 'Best Online Education Programs for Veterans'. A look at the market and the sometimes predatory companies taking advantage of vets.
Posted In: veterans, higher education, Education

It's crowded at the top: Freakonomics Radio

May 1, 2013
The hidden side the unemployment numbers? Folks with advanced degrees are climbing down the ladder.
Posted In: Education, Unemployment, Jobs

Pop-up trucks charge New York City kids to store cellphones during school

Apr 29, 2013
Ever since New York City banned electronic devices in public schools, a cottage industry has emerged: Charging kids a dollar a day to hold their phones during class.
Posted In: New York, New York City, Cellphones, Education

What DeVry's earnings say about the for-profit college business

Apr 23, 2013
As for-profit colleges learn to survive with fewer students, the rise of free online courses raises new questions.
Posted In: Education, DeVry, online education

Why a private equity tycoon is funding a scholarship in China

Apr 22, 2013
Billionaire Stephen Schwarzman is spearheading a $300 million scholarship fund for top students from the U.S., Europe, and Latin America to spend a year in China. With philanthropy, comes influence.
Posted In: China, Education, Tsinghua University

Would you rather have a teacher or a computer grade your schoolwork?

Apr 15, 2013
EdX, a Harvard-MIT project, will offer essay grading software to colleges free of charge. You might imagine that teachers and professors would embrace the labor saving. But, not all do.
Posted In: Education, higher education, software

Stricter school lunch nutrition standards reduce childhood obesity: Study

Apr 10, 2013
School lunch programs with stricter nutrition standards may be helping to reduce obesity in children, especially those who receive free or reduced lunches.
Posted In: Health, Education, food and drink, kids

Public-private university salary gap widens: Report

Apr 8, 2013
Given the dismal outlook of State budgets across the country, public universities will have to find a way to compete for talent with fewer resources than their private counterparts.
Posted In: higher education, salary, Education

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