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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 11, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

College For Free: Tulsa’s Radical Idea

By Corny Turner and Claudio Sanchez

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(Duration: 4:09)

Who can say no to a free college education?

The average cost of one college year across all degree-granting intuitions in the U.S. was more than $19,000 in 2012, and we don't need to tell you what direction the price is heading. Which means lots of students are now borrowing heavily to make college work. President Obama threw some of them a lifeline earlier this week, with revisions to the government's Pay As You Earn program.

Categories: Economics, Education






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 04, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

As Banks Open In Schools, A Chance For Students To Learn To Save

By Alex Schmidt

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(Duration: 3:54)

At a student-run Union Bank branch located inside Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, Calif., students can build credit and learn about finances with their real money.

Wearing a red Union Bank polo shirt, high school senior Jerry Liu politely helps a peer with a bank deposit. With a waiting area and even a decorative plant on the table, this could be any bank branch — but right outside this island of adulthood are the hallways of Lincoln High School in Los Angeles.

Categories: Business, Economics


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - June 02, 2014

Legislative Recap: What Lawmakers Did & Didn’t Do

By Bill Wheelhouse, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

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(Duration: 3:46)

The Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, Ill.

The Illinois Legislature adjourned its spring session having passed a new state budget and other key measures, but leaving some business undone. Here's a look at what passed and what didn't:  


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