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Ideas to juice our public schools

Oct 21, 2008
With a weak economy and huge deficits, what do education advocates expect from the next president? For our Interested Parties series, Steve Henn looked into what Washington, D.C. has been doing to improve its public schools.
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Little room for retraining workers

Sep 19, 2008
Many of Michigan's former auto workers are turning to community colleges to train for a career shift, but the state's education system can't accommodate them all. Dustin Dwyer reports.
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Incidental costs at college add up

Sep 12, 2008
After tuition and room and board, there's still the question of day-to-day expenses for your college student. Estimates are all over the map, so host Tess Vigeland takes a closer look at the cost of being in college.
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Saving for your education... again

Sep 12, 2008
Thinking of changing careers? More employers are offering lifelong learning accounts. Think of it as a 401(k) plan for your future education. Katie Macpherson reports.
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Class is in session, but funds are tardy

Sep 12, 2008
With unemployment up, community colleges' enrollments are rising too. Many schools are short on funds and are having trouble handling the spike, especially in California where politicians are late in approving the state budget. Julie Small reports.
Posted In: Economy, Education, Jobs

College newspapers taking a hit too

Sep 9, 2008
The dramatic drop in newspaper ad revenue hasn't just affected city and local papers. As Stacey Vanek Smith reports, college newspapers, such as UC Berkeley's Daily Californian, are hurting too.
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At $200, one laptop per everyone?

Sep 5, 2008
The non-profit program called One Laptop Per Child will be teaming up with big business this holiday season to make it easier for anyone to buy one of its $200 models. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Charity, Education

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.
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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

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