May 11, 2012 There's a huge gap between the sticker price of college and the price students actually pay. Here's how to get an idea of what you'd actually pay.
April 25, 2012 In a recent Weekend Edition Sunday segment, Mara Liasson unintentionally suggested that stay-at-home moms lack higher education. She quickly saw her error and the staff corrected later broadcasts of the story. A correction was posted on the web version and, a week later, the show aired a letters segment with additional clarification.
April 24, 2012 A new study has determined that some automated essay graders can do as good a job as humans, but education columnist Michael Winerip says there weaknesses to the automated systems.
March 14, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics, and the fate of medical students on 'Match Day'. In the second hour, the day animals escaped in Zanesville Ohio, and efforts to end violence in Syria.
August 29, 2011 Researchers say there's no evidence to support the widely held belief that there are distinct visual, auditory and kinetic learning styles. Though an industry has sprung up around the idea, psychologists recommend other approaches to help kids retain information.
August 5, 2011 Florida Gov. Rick Scott's spending his summer on a charm offensive, after his poll numbers showed he was the most unpopular politician in his home state.
February 25, 2011 In Rhode Island, the Providence school board has sent termination notices to every teacher in the financially troubled city, sparking outrage in the teachers' union. The city's mayor says the firings are meant to give "maximum flexibility" in addressing its deficit.
January 26, 2011 On today's Talk of the Nation, Ken Rudin and the guests assess the State of the Union, the story of a woman jailed for sneaking her kids into a school outside their district, reunions with long-lost siblings, and Kathy Bates.
December 7, 2010 The results are "an absolute wake-up call for America," Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells the Associated Press. "We have to deal with the brutal truth. We have to get much more serious about investing in education.'
November 1, 2010 A year of college at a public university now costs more than $50,000 — if you enroll at the University of Berkeley and don't have in-state status. Berkeley is the first public school to join the 50K club, according to College Board data.
October 26, 2010 The Virginia history textbook that sparked outrage by wrongly claiming that thousands of blacks fought on the side of the Confederacy during the Civil War will be amended, its publisher says.