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    Some companies are having trouble finding employees with the right technical skills to fill job openings.

  • Five Ways to Save on College Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 1:28 PM ET

    You may have to work harder, and make more personal sacrifices, but you'll graduate with less debt.

  • Smart Money Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | 1:22 PM ET

    Millions of of American high school juniors are starting their college search, while seniors are deciding which school they'll actually attend.  In both cases, Mom and Dad might be tempted to vote with their wallets, hoping to pay for school without breaking the family bank.  These tips will help.

  • The Pros And Cons Of Cutting Your Kids Loose Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    If your kids are making their own dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day, it’s probably time to discuss their financial independence. Once they reach college or turn 19, how you form relationships with your children can have fiscal consequences both good and bad.

  • Spoil Your Kids With Love, Not Money Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 12:22 PM ET
    Child with money

    Whether it is best intentions or bad habits, the way parents approach money can make a lasting impression on the children. So try a little tough love and self control.

  • Degrees Of Debt: MBAs Friday, 4 Feb 2011 | 7:12 AM ET

    Twenty-six year old Craig Rosen is taking a $100,000 gamble on his future.

  • Life's Not Really That Bad, Dr. Helen Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:33 PM ET

    Dr. Helen Smith is a forensic psychologist in Knoxville, Tennessee "who enjoys commenting on popular culture, politics and psychological issues."

  • College Kids Are Barbarians Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    College students are barely civilized barbarians who are fundamentally lacking in the basic skills required to succeed as human beings.

  • Why Is Wall Street So Addicted to Prestige Colleges? Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    A recent paper by Kellog management professor Lauren Rivera “uncovers” something most of us already know: elite investment banks, consultancies and law firms are education snobs.

  • College Freshmen: Life Sucks Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 2:34 PM ET

    College freshmen are more miserable than they have been in 25 years.

  • China's Influence on US Schools Growing Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 11:43 AM ET

    According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, from 1997 to 2008, the number of middle and high schools offering Chinese has quadrupled. Among elementary schools it has grown tenfold.

  • Greenberg: Is Strayer the Rule, Not the Exception? Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 10:43 AM ET
    Strayer University in North Carolina

    Strayer Education and other for-profit education companies are taking a big hit on Monday.  On late Friday, after the market’s close, Strayer had announced worse-than-expected enrollment results.

  • Put That Pizza on my Student Loan Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 4:29 PM ET

    College kids were enjoying pizza and beer, and paying for it all with a debit MasterCard.  But this was not any debit card.  The funds behind it come from student financial aid.

  • Some Schools Masters At Managing Debt Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 6:05 AM ET

    Call it one of the dirty little secrets of the education industry: When students can’t pay their loans, many schools manage (some would say, manipulate) default rates so they look better than they really are.

  • Student Loan Defaults Could Cost Taxpayers Dearly Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 8:39 PM ET
    Uncle Sam and money

    The dramatic rise in student debt—and in student loan defaults—could leave the American taxpayer on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars.

  • Pay For CEOs Of For-Profit Colleges Top Of The Class Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 8:51 AM ET

    For-profit colleges may have unusually high student dropout and loan default rates, but their CEOS receive enormous compensation packages.

  • Rewriting Of Regulations May Spell Trouble Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 11:21 AM ET

    The Education Department is trying to crack down on high dropout and default  rates at  for-profit colleges and universities..

  • Lots of Money for Student Loans—But at What Cost? Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 11:21 AM ET
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan noted that millions of students do not take full advantage of federal student aid. But the vast majority of that aid consists of loans, and the nation’s student loan debt—and student loan defaults—are going rapidly.

  • Kids Can Chip In Too Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 10:30 AM ET

    College costs shouldn’t be only the parents’ concern. Children can help out too, explains CNBC's Sharon Epperson in an excerpt from her book "The Big Payoff."

  • Send Your Kid to College Without Going Broke Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 10:29 AM ET
    cost of education

    There are as many ways of saving for higher education as there are majors at college. CNBC's Sharon Epperson offers a few of them in this excert from her book “The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take To Make The Most of Their Money – And Live Richly Ever After.”