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Boehner: House Will Vote On Student Loans

The House is set to vote Friday on a GOP proposal to keep some student loan interest rates at current levels. Many students have been concerned at news that the current 3.4 percent rate could double if Congress fails to extend the 2007 College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Host Michel Martin talks with Jason Delisle of the New America Foundation.
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D.C. Hebrew Charter School To Open In 2013

D.C. public charter schools board approves the city's first bilingual Hebrew school. 

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D.C. School Board Approves Four New Charter Schools

The D.C. Public Charter School Board has given the green light to four new charter schools in the District that will serve a variety of niches.


Parents Hold Bake Sales To Pay Teachers

After years of cuts to public school budgets across the country, many districts are relying on parents to pay for classroom supplies, extracurricular activities and even teacher salaries. But some worry that uneven distribution of funds will widen disparities between schools and between districts.

On Campuses, Obama Pitches Low-Cost College Loans

President Obama on Wednesday visits students at the University of Iowa, where he'll again make a pitch for low-cost college loans. It's the last stop on a trip that's taken Obama to two other battleground states: Colorado and North Carolina. He's primarily reaching out this week to younger voters.

Negotiating The College Funding Labyrinth

Paying for college is kind of like solving a mystery. What do four years of college really cost? Are your loans government or private? And when you graduate, how much will you really owe? Many students and parents don't have a clue.