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Parent PLUS loans under scrutiny

Apr 14, 2014
Is it too easy for low-income parents to become burdened with loans?
Posted In: Parent PLUS
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A free semester for finishing within four years

Apr 7, 2014
University of Baltimore offering discount for finishing in four years
Posted In: college, graduation
Microsoft''s Bill Gates Speaks At A Miami High School
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An uncertain future for big data in education

Apr 2, 2014
New York drops out of inBloom, a Gates Foundation-backed effort to store data.
Posted In: Gates Foundation, inBloom, big data
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What's the ROI for a college degree?

Mar 28, 2014
Many liberal arts schools say they're penalized by rankings on graduates' earnings
Posted In: college, graduation, employment
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MOOC 2.0: Open online education moves forward

Mar 25, 2014
Online course pioneer hires former Yale University president as CEO.
Posted In: MOOC, Education
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The value of an Obama commencement speech

Mar 21, 2014
The president will deliver the commencement address at UC Irvine
Posted In: commencement speech, President Obama
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Top students turning down Wall Street life

Mar 20, 2014
Princeton University used to be a breeding ground for Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street, recruiting, banking, higher education
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Smith College president talks affordable education

Mar 19, 2014
She says her job is to "help people think past the sticker price".
Posted In: higher education, college
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For-profit colleges and concerns over 'gainful employment'

Mar 14, 2014
A look at the numbers behind the Gainful Employment Rule and its potential impact on the industry.
Posted In: college finances
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Middle class families fight over East Baton Rouge schools

Mar 14, 2014
Some residents want to leave a struggling public school system by incorporating a new town, St. George.
Posted In: Baton Rouge, public schools

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More students are taking AP exams, which don’t come cheap

Feb 11, 2014
The percentage of high school graduates who have taken AP tests have doubled.
Posted In: AP tests, college board, college admissions, high school
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GED was never meant to be second-chance diploma

Jan 3, 2014
The GED test was set up to help GIs get high school credit when they returned from war.
Posted In: GED, graduation, college degree

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Parent PLUS loans under scrutiny

Apr 14, 2014
Is it too easy for low-income parents to become burdened with loans?
Posted In: Parent PLUS
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A free semester for finishing within four years

Apr 7, 2014
University of Baltimore offering discount for finishing in four years
Posted In: college, graduation

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Marketplace and Education Correspondent Amy Scott look at the business and economics of education, on topics including  student loans, public education financing, and the cost of a college degree. Marketplace's Education coverage is supported, in part, by the Kresge Foundation.

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