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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

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.
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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.
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