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Education works as a placebo effect

Sep 3, 2009
Ever wonder why college is so expensive? Commentator Tyler Cowen says it's because there's more to education than just coursework.
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New college majors for changing needs

Aug 31, 2009
The Chronicle of Higher Education says colleges are now offering new disciplines for students, including a major in the science behind customer service. Steve Henn reports.
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Teaching kids to think as well as earn

Aug 25, 2009
Mike Rose, a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, talks with host Tess Vigeland about why he thinks America's schools need a different approach to teaching and learning.
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State asks parents to save college fund

Aug 25, 2009
Pennsylvania plans to raise the price of pre-paid tuition at state colleges because the fund parents have been paying into is running a $233 million deficit. Parents will pay today's tuition rates plus up to 8% more. Jeremy Hobson reports.
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Swine flu prevention may cost schools

Aug 24, 2009
As the school year begins, some are wondering how schools will deal with H1N1. Joel Rose reports swine flu could put a lot of pressure on school budgets that are already stretched.
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Keeping college kids' money in check

Aug 21, 2009
Janet Bodnar of Kiplinger.com talks to host Stacey Vanek-Smith about what to watch out for -- financially speaking -- when the kids go off to college.
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Prepping for college in tough times

Aug 21, 2009
Parents sending their kids off to college have it especially tough this season. Listeners weigh in on how they're managing.
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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.
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