Straight Story: A college education

Sep 5, 2008
Some pundits have questioned whether a college education is still worth the cost and time. Chris Farrell says yes, but you need to look closely at what's right for you.
Posted In: Education

Schools struggle with lunch budgets

Sep 3, 2008
The economy is taking a bite out of school lunches. School districts are getting fewer tax dollars and want lunch programs to support themselves. Steve Henn reports on the choices they face.
Posted In: Economy, Education, Food

Schools use 4-day week to cut costs

Sep 2, 2008
Rising fuel costs are affecting virtually every school district in the nation, according to a new survey. Some schools are keeping classes in session longer, but only four days a week. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Education, Oil

Gas prices driving school buses away

Sep 2, 2008
Some school districts can no longer afford to offer school bus service because of tight budgets and soaring gas prices. Rachel Dornhelm reports on what some families are doing to get their children to school.
Posted In: Education

Downloading textbooks on the sly

Sep 2, 2008
Hugely expensive textbooks have helped fuel an online black market, where students are downloading books from file-sharing Web sites for free. Katie Macpherson reports.
Posted In: Education

Treasure hunting in Harvard's junk yard

Sep 1, 2008
Harvard University gives away tons of used furniture and office equipment at its recycling center. Hammad Ahmed reports that these days it isn't just thrift seekers picking through the piles and bins.
Posted In: Charity, Education, Retail

Getting Personal

Aug 29, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about saving for a child's education, getting a mortgage in retirement, American Depositary Receipts and providing health care for a family member.
Posted In: Education, Retirement

MBA schools take new tack in studies

Aug 28, 2008
The Graduate Management Admission Council says MBA applicatons are up this year. Joel Podolny, dean of the Yale School of Management, discusses with Kai Ryssdal how students are now using the tools of the Internet to study business cases.
Posted In: Education

For better schools, raise expectations

Aug 25, 2008
National polls consistently show Americans think Democrats are better at dealing with education than Republicans are. But commentator Steve Barr says that impression is misguided.
Posted In: Education

Investing summertime in their future

Aug 22, 2008
Kids at Camp Millionaire learn how to save, how to cut back on expenses, and how investing can lead to financial freedom as adults. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Education, Investing