Education

Education
6:46 am
Sat September 21, 2013

Being Head Chef In A Theatrical Test Kitchen

Originally published on Sat September 21, 2013 10:34 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. And now...

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Five, six, seven, eight.

SIMON: In the world of American theater, there's Broadway, off-Broadway, the Goodman and the Guthrie, and then Harry S. Truman High in Levittown, Pennsylvania, where for four decades a drama legend named Lou Volpe has provided a kind of theatrical test kitchen for famous, even edgy shows before they become considered classics in high school theater programs.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSICAL, "A CHORUS LINE")

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Education
8:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Riverside Students say No to Metal Detectors

Milton Byers (left) and Yeng Meng Xiong are seniors at Riverside high school. They do not want metal detectors used in their school.

Riverside University High School this week became one of the last high schools in MPS to get metal detectors.

Quite a few students have mounted a protest. They’ve collected more than 1,000 signatures of fellow classmates who don’t want metal detectors in their school.

"We are not criminals, we are scholars," Riverside's senior class president Yeng Meng Xiong says.

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UWM Today
8:57 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Linking Peace and Profits: UWM's Degree in Sustainable Peacebuilding

Tom Luljak, Tim Ehlinger and Rob Ricigliano
Credit Jon Strelecki

Host Tom Luljak speaks with Rob Ricigliano and Tim Ehlinger.

UWM will offer a new master’s degree in sustainable peacebuilding, with applications opening in fall 2013. The new degree combines natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

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All Tech Considered
11:13 am
Wed September 18, 2013

This Board Game Aims To Teach Preschoolers How To Code

Robot Turtles is for future programmers ages 3 to 8.
Courtesy of Robot Turtles

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 12:01 pm

In our "Weekly Innovation" blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share? Use this quick form.

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Education
3:49 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Should It Take 2 Or 3 Years To Earn A Law Degree?

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Law students are looking for some changes to their education. The American Bar Association plans to issue a report in the next few weeks, recommending a major overhaul of how law schools operate. And students are hoping that a recent comment from President Obama, will boost one reform in particular: cutting law schools down to two years, from three.

NPR's Tovia Smith reports.

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Race
3:27 am
Wed September 18, 2013

University Of Alabama Moves To Integrate Greek System

Judy Bonner, the University of Alabama's new president, when the school's championship football team visited the White House on April 19, 2012.
Mike Theiler UPI /Landov

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 7:48 pm

Students at the University of Alabama and community leaders are reacting to allegations that white sororities denied access to black women because of their race.

The student newspaper in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson White, ran a story that quotes sorority members who say they wanted to recruit at least two black candidates but the students' names were removed before members could vote on them.

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The Salt
2:16 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Just What The Doctor Ordered: Med Students Team With Chefs

Fourth year Tulane medical school student Neha Solanki (far right) preps a Greek frittata during a class at Johnson & Wales.
Kristin Gourlay RIPR

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 8:26 am

For the past few weeks, the culinary arts students at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., have been working with some less-than-seasoned sous chefs.

One of them, Clinton Piper, may look like a pro in his chef's whites, but he's struggling to work a whisk through some batter. "I know nothing about baking," he says.

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Education
1:00 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Community Activists Rally Against Privatization of Low Performing Schools

Community activists say they want to make sure no MPS schools are privatized.

There was a rally downtown late Tuesday, outside the offices of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

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Education
4:26 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

MPS Dumps Letter Grades for K-8

Milwaukee Public Schools is following a trend in education - moving away from traditional letter grades. 

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Code Switch
4:02 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

How Slavery Shaped America's Oldest And Most Elite Colleges

An early flier for an event at King's College --” which would later become Columbia University — included an advertisement for a slave auction.
John Minchillo AP

Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 7:45 pm

A few years ago, Brown University commissioned a study of its own historical connection to the Atlantic slave trade. The report found that the Brown family — the wealthy Rhode Island merchants for whom the university was named — were "not major slave traders, but they were not strangers to the business either."

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