Teaching Iraqi children to look ahead

Mar 25, 2008
Three-quarters of a million Iraqis displaced by the war are in Jordan. They're spread throughout the local communities, where they've had to find places to live, enough to eat, and an education for their children. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Education

Combo ID/debit cards snare students

Mar 21, 2008
Some universities are offering students ID cards that do double duty as debit cards. Lisa asks Kathy Chu about the controversial move.
Posted In: Education

Keeping doors open for students

Mar 14, 2008
Congress is concerned about an imminent crisis in the student loan industry. Jeremey Hobson looks into the subprime crunch's spillover into educational funding and why some lenders are closing up shop.
Posted In: Education

No funds for biomedical breakthroughs

Mar 11, 2008
The National Institute of Health has been flat for the last five years. Today, a group of researchers is warning of the potential losses a weak NIH budget can cause for the future of biomedical research. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Education, Science

Sharia student loans

Mar 7, 2008
Avoiding interest has forced some Muslim student loan seekers to get pretty creative. Rico Gagliano learns about financing higher education under Sharia law.
Posted In: Education

Refugees in Jordan's schools

Mar 7, 2008
When Ayssir's family moved from Baghdad to Amman, Jordan, the children weren't allowed to enter the public school system. But how could the family afford private school? (Last in a series)
Posted In: Education

China vows to fight bureaucracy

Mar 5, 2008
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pledged to fight inflation and government bureaucracy, which have been pushing the cost of living up for the Chinese working class. Bob Moon reports on whether his words will result in real reforms.
Posted In: Education

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