It's back-to-school season all year

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

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

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?

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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Does economic uncertainty affect back to school shopping?

Aug 10, 2016
We don’t know where the economy is headed, but we do know the kids need jeans.
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Getting a break on back-to-school purchases

Aug 10, 2015
Many states offer short tax holidays, but it may be a modest spending season.

Figuring out the numbers without the numbers

Oct 11, 2013
Trying to figure out economic data without official government statistics.

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More teachers pay to stock the classroom supply closet

Aug 28, 2013
One lesson virtually all teachers have learned: if you want your classroom up to snuff, you're going to have to spend your own money.

Parents pick up more of the tab for public schools

Aug 20, 2013
Back-to-school shopping isn’t quite what it used to be. Public schools struggling under more budget cuts are making requests that go far beyond what you can fit into a backpack.

How the sequester will impact schools this year

Aug 9, 2013
The sequester will cut K-12 school programs like special education and English-as-a-second-language.