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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Two Free Years of Community College Might Look Like

Friday, January 09, 2015

How would Obama's proposed two free years of community college affect the teachers and students?

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WNYC News

Students, Faculty Protest Cooper Union's Decision to Charge Tuition

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Students, faculty, and alumni are challenging the Cooper Union's decision to begin charging tuition to incoming freshmen.

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The Takeaway

Starbucks Offers Free College Education to Workers

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.

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WNYC News

Cooper Union Tuition Plan Gets Final Approval

Friday, January 10, 2014

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.

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WNYC News

Cooper Union to Remain Tuition-Free...For Now

Friday, March 08, 2013

Cooper Union's Board of Trustees has voted to keep its art, engineering, and architecture schools tuition-free for students entering this fall.

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WNYC News

Cooper Union Art School Agrees to Explore Revenue Options

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The fate of Cooper Union's art school is apparently no longer in doubt.

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Schoolbook

Families Pay Private High School Deposits While They Await Public School Acceptances

Monday, March 04, 2013

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.”

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WNYC News

Cooper Union Students Protest Possible Tuition Fees

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.

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The Takeaway

In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

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.

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The Takeaway

Free College: The Kalamazoo Promise

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Educating for Tomorrow, America U.

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.

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Schoolbook

Teaching or Cheating? Notes From the Tutoring Front Lines

Monday, June 04, 2012

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.

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Schoolbook

Two Similar Schools, Two Very Different Assessments

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.

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WNYC News

Cooper Union to Charge Grad Students Tuition

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.

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Schoolbook

Private School Parents Targeted for Giving

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.

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Schoolbook

How Riverdale Country School Spends Its Tuition Dollars

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.

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Schoolbook

Private School Tuition in New York City 'Higher Than Harvard's'

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cooper Union and the Cost of Higher Education

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Richard Perez-Peña, education reporter for The New York Times, talks about why the Cooper Union is considering charging tuition for the first time, and what that says about the cost of higher education.

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WNYC News

At 'Teach-In' Cooper Union Community Grapples With Tuition Proposal

Friday, November 04, 2011

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.

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The Takeaway

States Struggle with Tuition Hikes and Budget Cuts

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? 

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