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Students want upscale dorm accommodations; retailers take note

by Renata Sago Aug 24, 2018
Gone are the days when a faded comforter from childhood was suitable for students.
An independent survey from consulting firm Deloitte estimates parents will spend $25.5 billion on back-to-college purchases in 2018. Above, a residential hall at the University of Central Florida.
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Back-to-school budgets: How much are you spending?

by Marketplace Staff Jul 31, 2018
We want to know what your expenses are and how you keep costs down.
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Walmart offers to help pay education costs for employees seeking associates and bachelors degrees in business or supply chain management

by Renata Sago May 31, 2018
Walmart is offering its 1.4 million U.S. employees a shot at higher education. The company says it’s going to subsidize tuition, books, and fees for workers pursuing degrees in business or supply chain management at three nonprofit schools. Click the…

Is the end of Box Tops for Education near?

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 23, 2018
Some of you out there will recognize this: The tops of boxes in your pantry are missing, like just cut out. The culprit? Probably your kids. The Box Tops for Education program from General Mills is one of various big…

School districts address lunch shaming

by Amy Scott Sep 1, 2017
This year, districts must have formal policies for handling unpaid bills.
Students at a Chicago elementary school dig into a salad bar in the school's lunchroom.
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Teachers spend hundreds of dollars on back to school supplies

by Adriene Hill and Paulina Velasco Aug 11, 2017
We spoke with a Los Angeles teacher about the school supplies she buys for her classroom each year, and what she wishes the school budget would cover.
A school teacher shops for back to school supplies in California. 
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It's back-to-school season all year

by Adriene Hill Jul 17, 2017
The shopping ritual, like Christmas in summer for retailers of the past, is now an ongoing affair.
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Top stories in education to start the school year

by Molly Wood and Amy Scott Sep 5, 2016
Charter schools, testing and free college are big topics as classes resume.
Testing is expected to be a big topic for this school year. 
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The Conversation: Money and education

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Aug 26, 2016
When it comes to spending on education, what have you learned?
We want to hear your stories about education and money.
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The price of the EpiPen has surged. Who pays?

by Kimberly Adams Aug 23, 2016
How will users of the auto-injector pay for the drug they rely on?
For the parents and guardians of children who need EpiPens to manage their allergies, the price tag has gone up by several hundred dollars.
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