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Teens face stiff competition in the search for a summer job

Jun 21, 2013
Many young people are struggling to find jobs now that school is out for summer. The usual seasonal employment is being filled by older workers so what are teenagers to do to earn income?
Posted In: Education, Jobs, Work, youth employment

Adjunct professors join steelworkers, auto workers to get organized

Jun 20, 2013
Adjunct and non-tenure track professors are joining unions, hungry for benefits and job security they currently lack. And in a twist, they're not always joining the unions you might expect.
Posted In: Education, higher education, tenure, union

Are teacher prep programs worth the money?

Jun 18, 2013
We’re doing a terrible job of training teachers -- and that training is expensive.
Posted In: teacher training, No Child Left Behind, test scores, Education

Education start-up looks to disrupt textbook market

Jun 4, 2013
Boston-based start-up Boundless, which provides free educational materials online, says it's looking to help cash-strapped students find an alternative to expensive textbooks.
Posted In: higher education, Education, textbooks

In school, the wealth gap takes the form of the opportunity gap

Jun 3, 2013
While much attention has been given to the achievement of students, little attention has been given to the disproportion in educational opportunities between wealthy and poor children.
Posted In: wealth gap, poverty, Education

Sequester cuts weigh on Head Start programs

May 29, 2013
Cuts to government-funded child development programs leave parents scrambling to find child care.
Posted In: sequester, Education, head start, childcare

How to survive severe student loan debt

May 17, 2013
The new face of debt is young and worried. Student loans affect nearly 15 million Americans under the age of 30 and many debtors are facing tens of thousands of dollars in repayment.
Posted In: student debt, student loan debt, Education, education costs

There's a huge market in online education for veterans

May 7, 2013
U.S. News & World Report has released its first-ever rankings of the 'Best Online Education Programs for Veterans'. A look at the market and the sometimes predatory companies taking advantage of vets.
Posted In: veterans, higher education, Education

It's crowded at the top: Freakonomics Radio

May 1, 2013
The hidden side the unemployment numbers? Folks with advanced degrees are climbing down the ladder.
Posted In: Education, Unemployment, Jobs

Pop-up trucks charge New York City kids to store cellphones during school

Apr 29, 2013
Ever since New York City banned electronic devices in public schools, a cottage industry has emerged: Charging kids a dollar a day to hold their phones during class.
Posted In: New York, New York City, Cellphones, Education

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