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New GI Bill aid may be late for school

Aug 20, 2009
The post-9/11 GI Bill provides military veterans with tuition assistance, and other expenses. But that money may not come in time for the start of the school year. Rico Gagliano reports.
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Search for teachers goes overseas

Aug 19, 2009
School districts from Maryland to California are turning their focus outside the United States to fill certain teaching jobs. Gigi Douban reports from Birmingham, Ala.
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N.J. schools bag funds with free lunch

Aug 18, 2009
New Jersey's public schools have a new funding formula, and it comes with a nutritional twist. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Education, Food

Get school supplies before teachers do!

Aug 18, 2009
One segment of the school population is going to be out shopping for the best deals at the back-to-school sales. Commentator and teacher Allen Teng raised his hand to tell us about it.
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Study: Not all students are deep in debt

Aug 13, 2009
Students entering or graduating from college are facing decisions on how to pay for tuition. Many will turn to student loans. Tess Vigeland talks with College Board Policy Analyst Patricia Steele, about her study on how much money college students are borrowing.
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Facebook changes college experience

Aug 13, 2009
Facebook is more than just a way to make virtual friends, it's also changed the business of admissions at one college. Asha Richardson reports.
Posted In: Education, Science

Obama: Schools must 'race to the top'

Jul 24, 2009
President Obama is creating a $4 billion grant program for schools, but only if they accept certain reforms. States may be disqualified from receiving money, unless they agree to use test score data to set teacher pay. Mitchell Hartman reports.
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Creating incentive for school reform

Jul 24, 2009
The White House is expected to announce compeition for more than $4 billion in grants. But the money will only go to states that have taken clear steps toward reforming the education system. Alisa Roth reports.
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Dire straits for Detroit public schools

Jul 22, 2009
The Detroit public school system has lost almost half its students and revenue. As the emergency financial manager, Robert Bobb has to make cuts where it hurts the most. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about the situation.
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Recession squeezes 2-year schools

Jul 17, 2009
With the costs of four-year colleges rising and laid-off workers needing to learn new skills, enrollment at community colleges is way up. But the two-year schools are struggling to meet the demand in the face of budget cuts. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Education

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