Income still weighs in on kids' future

Feb 20, 2008
A report out says the nation's wealthiest children still have a 23 percent chance of staying on top, even if they don't go to college. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports reasons include built-in advantages and learned behavior.
Posted In: Education

Auction-rate bond fallout continues

Feb 19, 2008
Signs of fallout from losses in auction-rate securities issued by cities, hospitals, and schools are beginning to rattle those institutions. Jill Barshay reports on how local governments are considering refinancing into more old-fashioned municipal bonds.
Posted In: Economy, Education, Health, Investing

Today's lunch special: recalled beef

Feb 18, 2008
Westland Meat Company is recalling 147 million pounds of beef -- the biggest beef recall in U.S. history -- much of which was to go to school lunch programs. John Dimsdale reports on how the recall will affect future demand.
Posted In: Education, Health

Colleges profit from riskier investing

Jan 24, 2008
Some Ivy League schools are doing so well they're offering free tuition to students from less-wealthy families. Lisa Napoli looks into a recent report for how the richest universities are managing to pull funds in a slow economy.
Posted In: Education

Teaching kids to tackle personal finance

Jan 21, 2008
High school students in seven states are learning some rules of personal finance through a program sponsored by the NFL and Visa called "Financial Football." Jeff Tyler has the play-by-play.
Posted In: Education

Dealing with college loan cutbacks

Jan 11, 2008
Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student lender, is getting more selective about handing out loans. Tess talks to's Mark Kantrowitz about the best ways for students to borrow for their education.
Posted In: Education

Is that a college-tuition price war?

Jan 10, 2008
Several universities recently announced big increases in financial aid. Commentator Kim Clark says it looks like things may be starting to turn in students' favor.
Posted In: Education

Saying 'Aloha' to the Sugar Bowl

Dec 31, 2007
The football team at the University of Hawaii is playing its biggest game ever, and winning could offer big rewards to the school. Andrea Gardner reports the pay-offs go beyond the cash.
Posted In: Education, Sports

Birth-control price tough to swallow

Dec 12, 2007
College women have been able to get discounted birth-control pills at school clinics for 17 years. But new government cutbacks have now pushed up the price from around $10 to close to $50. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Education, Health

College donors want wiser decisions

Dec 7, 2007
The case of the Robertsons versus Princeton University is just one example of the growing problem of discontented donors in higher education. Amy Scott reports how one group is trying to help.
Posted In: Crime, Education