Friday, January 09, 2015
Friday, August 15, 2014
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Students, faculty, and alumni are challenging the Cooper Union's decision to begin charging tuition to incoming freshmen.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Is the ultimate job perk a college education? Starbucks has announced that it will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company.
Friday, January 10, 2014
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Cooper Union will no longer be providing a free education. The school's 23-member board of trustees voted Friday to charge tuition to the incoming class for the first time in the school's more than hundred year history.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
By Beth Fertig
The fate of Cooper Union's art school is apparently no longer in doubt.
Monday, March 04, 2013
By Reema Khrais
The notification process for public and private school acceptances were supposed to be in synch this year but because of Sandy the public school notices are coming two weeks late, on March 15. This has left some families forced to pay private school deposits now while they wait. “We tell them that they have to read their contract carefully before they sign on the dotted line,” a parent advisor said. “Be prepared to lose your deposit.”
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Twelve students at The Cooper Union continue to barricade themselves in a studio room in the school’s Foundation Building with three demands of their administration, including the resignation of the school’s president, Jamshed Bharucha, and that the school remain tuition free.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Last week, Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts issued a directive to the state’s Board of Higher Education mandating all state universities and colleges to charge some undocumented students in-state tuition. Is the move fair, or going too far? Sarah Birnbaum, political and statehouse reporter for WGBH, explains the implications of the directive.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
With soaring tuition costs, students and parents across the country are wondering how they will pay for college — except for those in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The district's superintendent and one of its students explain how free college tuition has changed test scores, dropout rates, and more.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The future of American education at the postsecondary level. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Monday, June 04, 2012
By Matt Seidman
Private tutoring, which has become as ubiquitous for certain students as a calculator or a cellphone, has been much maligned of late, with accusations of giving students an unfair leg up or outright writing papers for students. The writer, who is president of one tutoring company, says it is time for the industry to start setting ethical guidelines for itself.
Monday, April 30, 2012
School progress reports, standardized testing and legal battles over private school tuition were all in the news over the weekend, with Michael Winerip comparing two South Bronx schools, Gail Collins examining "A Very Pricey Pineapple," and Jenny Anderson looking at what happened when some parents tried to withdraw their child from private school.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
For 110 years, Cooper Union has offered free education to all its students. That is going to change for the incoming class of graduate students next year when they will be charged tuition for the first time.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Parents of public school students in the city are responding to a SchoolBook survey by reporting expenses of up to thousands of dollars to support their child's school or school-related activities. But that apparently is nothing compared to what is being asked of parents of private school students.
Monday, January 30, 2012
David N. Roberts, chairman of Riverdale Country School's board of trustees, and Dominic A.A. Randolph, Riverdale's head of school, sent an e-mail in response to an article about the high cost of private school tuition. Riverdale charges $40,450 for 12th grade, but spends $1.10 for every $1 charged, they say.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Private school tuition rates have been on the rise in the city -- so much so that the annual tuition is hovering on the brink of $40,000 a year, even for the lowest grades. That means that some parents pay more for their child's private school tuition than they would if the child were attending Harvard, The New York Times reported this weekend.
Friday, November 04, 2011
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
Cooper Union students, faculty and alumni are pitching fundraising ideas as the school's administration considers charging tuition for the first time to address a $16.5 million budget deficit.
Friday, November 04, 2011
Over the past few weeks, The Takeaway has reported about student loan debt and rising tuition costs. President Obama recently unveiled a new program that he says will help lower the interest rates on student loans. But his strategy does not help students who graduated before 2012. As cash-strapped states continue to cut funding for public universities, tuition is likely to keep on rising. How should public universities balance budget cuts and tuition hikes?