Streams

 

College Affordability

The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Losing Faith, First-Gen College Students & NYC Pizza

Friday, April 17, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Losing Faith (First) | First-Gen College Students (Starts at 16:01) | NYC's Pizza Evolution (Starts at 36:10)
Read More

Comment

Schoolbook

Bronx Seniors Bracing for Steep Cost of College

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For a group of honors students at one of the last big high schools in New York City, getting into college wasn't the problem. The struggle is how to pay for it. 

Read More

Comments [4]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Getting Into College: FAFSA

Friday, February 14, 2014

With college application deadlines behind us, families now need to turn to the financial aid process. Jacques Steinberg, senior vice president of Say Yes to Education, a national non-profit organization, and author of The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College (Penguin, 2003). Steinberg explains what you need to know about FAFSA and takes your questions.

 

Comments [9]

The Takeaway

The Future of Secondary Education in America?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chicago's Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy is working to prove that the old way maybe isn't always best. At Sarah E. Goode, students attend high school for six years, graduating with a high school diploma and an associate's degree. Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor at Time Magazine reported on this story in a cover story for the latest edition of the magazine. Stan Litow, IBM vice president of corporate citizenship and one of the innovators behind the Sarah E. Goode school explains what his dreams for this model look like. 

Comments [5]

Schoolbook

Making College Accessible and Affordable

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show talks with editors of a book about how to get the most out of college, given how much it costs to get a higher education in the United States.

Read More

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

Affordable College Ratings

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Kelly Field, senior reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education covering federal higher education policy, explains President Obama's message on college affordability during a NY-Pennsylvania tour last week, and how a new value ranking would work. The president's plan includes some of the strategies SUNY has used to keep the cost of college down.

 

Comments [13]

Schoolbook

Obama Praises Teachers and Calls for Mandatory Attendance

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Should students be required to remain in school until age 18? That was the one concrete proposal for K-12 students in President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. The president, who focused his speech on "leveling the playing field" when it comes to taxes and economic policy, also had high praise for teachers and expressed his support for local authority in public education.

Read More

Comment