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Universities crack down on delinquent student borrowers

Feb 5, 2013
Yale and other universities are suing graduates who did not pay back Perkins low-income student loans because the funds for new loans come from former students paying back their debts.
Posted In: Education, higher education, student loans

Can money buy good teachers?

Feb 4, 2013
One charter school in Manhattan is banking on high teacher salaries leading to higher student achievement.
Posted In: Education, teachers

More students finish high school

Jan 22, 2013
The trend could be a boon for the economy.
Posted In: high school, graduation, Education

Building great schools: How to make it in America

Jan 18, 2013
High school principal Elizabeth Dozier discusses the difficulties in providing opportunities for public school students in urban centers, such as Chicago.
Posted In: Education, Chicago

University of Phoenix tries to grow some ivy

Jan 17, 2013
The for-profit, online university is offering a class taught by academia's A-list in a move to boost its ailing reputation
Posted In: Education, for-profit colleges

Mexico's Carlos Slim funds Khan Academy in Spanish

Jan 15, 2013
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, wants to fund the translation of online Khan Academy classes into Spanish. He believes this will widen educational opportunity in Mexico.
Posted In: Carlos Slim, Khan Academy, Mexico, spanish, Education

Does parental help lower grades for college students?

Jan 15, 2013
New research finds correlation between financial help from parents and academic performance.
Posted In: Education, higher education

Florida considers cheaper tuition for math, science majors

Jan 15, 2013
Dale Brill, head of the Governor Rick Scott's Education Task Force, discusses a new proposal to incentivize students towards careers with job shortages.
Posted In: Florida, Education, Tuition, higher education

Born on Inauguration Day: Star-Spangled baby

Jan 14, 2013
Ciara McDonald will always remember where she was during Barack Obama's inauguration -- at the hospital giving birth to her second son, Ronan.
Posted In: Education, Barack Obama

What's next for 'No Child Left Behind'?

Jan 4, 2013
No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era education law, has been due for a rewrite since 2007.
Posted In: George W. Bush, Education, education law

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