Government can be main student lender

Mar 5, 2009
The Obama administration wants to phase out private subsidies in student loans, leading the college-bound to borrow directly from the Department of Education. Bill Radke discusses the idea with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.
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Australian university learns from Yale

Feb 5, 2009
Students at Australian universities rely on the government to pay for their education, and alumni aren't rushing to donate. To up alumni support, one university is taking cues from Yale. Naomi Lewin reports.
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Teaching climate change or a Sharp sales technique?

Feb 3, 2009
(Photo credit: Jared Flesher, New York Times' Green Inc. blog) As a former teacher, this Green Inc. article caught my interest and raised a red ...
Posted In: Education, Sharp, solar

Fixing our schools in a weak economy

Jan 22, 2009
High on President Obama's agenda is reforming our nation's schools. Kai Ryssdal speaks with author Susan Eaton about the problems with our schools and what can be done to fix them in our economic state.
Posted In: Books, Education

Getting on a pre-pay plan for college

Jan 19, 2009
With college tuition continuing climbing and the stock market continuing to fall, more people are liking the idea of locking in future college costs. Sarah Gardner looks into the pros and cons of a pre-paid 529 plan.
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Application fees add to college costs

Jan 9, 2009
Forget tuition, room and board and books; you start paying for college the moment you mail in the application. Danielle Karson reports.
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Student loans leave lasting pain

Jan 9, 2009
A student loan is one of the few sources of money that's still relatively easy to get. But that doesn't mean it'll be easy to pay it back. Susan Goodman reports.
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The pros and cons of child bribery

Jan 2, 2009
Cash is usually a pretty motivating incentive when you want to get someone to listen to you. But does it work when parents try it on their kids? Kenny Malone explores whether this is a successful method of behavioral control.
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A changing job market for new MBAs

Dec 19, 2008
With careers in investment banking becoming scarce, where should a fresh MBA graduate turn? Sally Herships looked into how the next graduating class is handling an increasingly squeezed job market.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

Money bigger priority in higher ed

Dec 4, 2008
The number of students applying to college continues to rise, but this year, about half of colleges said fewer students than usual accepted offers. Money is one major reason for the change. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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