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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

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.
Posted In: Education, Travel

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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