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

College Board studying 8th grade PSAT

Aug 19, 2008
You're never too young to get an ulcer. The College Board is planning to roll out a new college assessment exam for eighth graders in 2010. Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Education

Jobs still a struggle for new MBAs

Aug 12, 2008
MBA programs saw record applications this year as young workers went to business school. But with the economy the way it is, there may not be as many jobs awaiting those eager grads. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

Mass. passing the hat for student loans

Aug 7, 2008
Governor Deval Patrick is asking major universities and the state pension fund to pitch in to save the state's college loan program. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Boston Globe reporter Casey Ross what the reaction has been.
Posted In: Education

Powering up students' job prospects

Aug 1, 2008
Students are facing a tough job market at the same time as public utilities are bracing for a wave of retirements. In Los Angeles, schools and industry are working to make a match. Amanda Becker reports.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

Congress thoroughly takes on college

Jul 31, 2008
Today, Congress is expected to look at laws governing higher education. The measure would cover everything from student loans to campus security, and sponsors say it would help rein college costs. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Education

Mass. lender can't aid 40,000 students

Jul 29, 2008
Families in Massachusetts had been counting on a state-run lending agency for college aid, but tough times on the credit markets mean students will have to turn elsewhere. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Education

Don't fear the denominator

Jul 1, 2008
Just like teacher said, we use a lot of math in our everyday lives, especially when it comes to finance. Tess asks Jean Chatzky how people can cope with math anxiety.
Posted In: Education

A bit of rate relief for students

Jun 30, 2008
Students borrowing money from the federal government will soon be able to slash their interest rates. Host Bob Moon asks Marketplace's Tess Vigeland how to take advantage of the rate change.
Posted In: Education