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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.
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2-year colleges struggle with demand

Jul 14, 2009
President Obama wants to increase the number of students completing degrees at community colleges. But many of the 2-year schools are under stress from increasing demands and decreasing budgets due to the recession. Tamara Keith reports.
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Going abroad for internships

Jul 3, 2009
The financial crisis is making it harder for students and recent grads to get internships they need to build their resumes. So, many young Americans are looking overseas for opportunity. Gretchen Wilson reports from South Africa.
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Trade-oriented schools gain popularity

Jun 29, 2009
Enrollment is up 20 percent this year at the University of Phoenix. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on why the university and other trade-oriented programs are what people want right now.
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Changes afoot for student loans

Jun 26, 2009
Income-based repayment for student loans begins July 1, meaning many borrowers will be able to lower their monthly payments. Tess Vigeland talks to Lauren Asher of the Project on Student Debt about changes to the loan process.
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New help for students with loan debt

Jun 26, 2009
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about a new program aimed to help college graduates having a tough time paying off loans, changes to student loan interest rates, and the streamlining of FAFSA.
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The Graduate, updated

Jun 14, 2009
Remember the famous career advice scene in the 1967 movie The Graduate? A businessman buttonholes Benjamin Braddock, the recent college graduate...
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