Sallie Mae changes payment rules

Mar 27, 2009
Sallie Mae announced that it's changing rules about when student loans need to start being paid back. Tess Vigeland talks to Mark Kantrowitz of about what it means for students entering and graduating from college.
Posted In: Education

529 college funds dropping fast

Mar 27, 2009
Assets in 529 funds dropped 21% in the fourth quarter last year. Tess Vigeland talks with financial planner Bill Parish about what's happening to existing 529s and whether they are still a good way to save for college.
Posted In: Education, Savings

Pop music is an art worth studying

Mar 18, 2009
Many popular musicians will tell you they didn't learn how to write that perfect pop song in school. But if you still want an official degree on the subject, the University of Southern California has a new pop music major. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Education, Entertainment

Which booth at the job fair?

Mar 11, 2009
There's an interesting debate going on at Michael Mandel's Businessweek blog. In a column last week, Mandel said the government should pour tons...
Posted In: Education, healthcare, Jobs, Unemployment

Foreign MBAs denied work in U.S.

Mar 9, 2009
A clause in the latest stimulus bill has made Bank of America turn down some foreign MBA students in the U.S. Critics of the move say it could turn off foreign students from enrolling in U.S. business schools. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

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.
Posted In: Education

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.
Posted In: Education

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.
Posted In: Education