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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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Haitian Creole courses may aid recovery

Jan 28, 2010
The needs of Haiti and its people as it tries to rebuild are almost unimaginable. Some colleges are already thinking of long-term help, though. John Dimsdale reports.
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Obama could ease student loan burden

Jan 27, 2010
Right now, most college graduates must spend 15 percent of their disposable income paying off their federal student loans monthly for up to 25 years. But one of President Obama's new initiatives could help relieve that burden. Caitlan Carroll explains.
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Census workforce more highly educated

Jan 19, 2010
The bad job market has given the census its best crop of door knockers in years. Brett Neely reports.
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Competition up for educational funding

Jan 19, 2010
Educators are working harder to prove their students are the highest performers so they can win educational funding in hard times. Jennifer Collins explores how the recession has made schools more competitive for limited resources.
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Schools race for piece of federal grant

Jan 18, 2010
States are competing for a piece of a $4.3 billion federal education grant. Winning depends on statewide programs to boost student performance and on improvements at individual schools. Jennifer Collins reports on the "Race to the Top."
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