Education

Education
4:21 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

What Makes The 'Smartest Kids In The World'?

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 9:06 am

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JACKIE LYDEN, HOST:

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Race
3:44 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

'Separate And Unequal': Racial Divides In Higher Ed

Originally published on Mon September 2, 2013 11:03 am

A recent report suggests that more white students are heading to top tier colleges, while their black and Hispanic counterparts are turning to low tuition, open-access institutions. Host Michel Martin speaks with Georgetown's Anthony Carnevale, about what the numbers mean. This segment initially aired July 31, 2013 on Tell Me More.

BackTalk
11:22 am
Fri August 30, 2013

If Revolution Isn't Televised, Can It Be Tweeted?

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 1:30 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now it's time for Back Talk. That's where we hear from you, our listeners. Editor Ammad Omar is back here with us once again. What's going on, Ammad?

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Sports
3:46 am
Fri August 30, 2013

In NCAA Division I Football, Winning Isn't Everything

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 11:20 am

The college football season got under way Thursday night. In one game, Presbyterian College lost to Wake Forest 31-7. That result was not a surprise. Presbyterian is the smallest football school in Division I. Every year, lower-level Division I schools make a lot of money losing to larger and richer schools.

UWM Today
1:03 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

An Initative to Help Local Business People Grow Companies & Create Jobs

Tom Luljak, Julia Taylor and Michael Hostad.
Credit Jon Strelecki

The Greater Milwaukee Committee and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have joined with several other state and local organizations as partners in an initiative to help local business people grow small companies in order to create jobs.

Milwaukee will be the first community in the U.S. to develop an entrepreneurial scale-up program using a model developed by expert Daniel Isenberg.

Host Tom Luljak talks with two members of the group, UWM's Michael Hostad and GMC's Julia Taylor.

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Education
10:58 am
Thu August 29, 2013

HBCU President: Students Hurt By Federal Loan Policy

Tighter lending standards for certain student loans have left many people looking for other ways to pay for school. Critics say historically black colleges and universities are hit particularly hard. Host Michel Martin speaks with David Wilson, President of Morgan State University, about the situation.

All Tech Considered
2:30 am
Thu August 29, 2013

To Attract Millennials, Automakers Look To Smartphones

Audi's night vision assistant, an example of how car companies are making cars that are part of drivers' digital lives.
Courtesy of Audi

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 2:47 pm

Part of a series of stories produced in collaboration with Youth Radio on the changing car culture in America.

In an effort to attract young people to cars, automakers have set up shop in Silicon Valley and are looking to the digital world as a way to lure them.

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The Two-Way
4:17 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

China Weighs Ban On Homework; Teachers, Students Argue Against

In the hopes of easing pressures on China's students, the country' education officials are considering a ban on written homework. Here, students walk to school in Beijing in June.
Ed Jones AFP/Getty Images

Chinese officials hope to rein in teachers who assign too much homework, as the country's Ministry of Education considers new rules that ban schools from requiring students to complete written tasks at home. Citing undue stress on students, the ministry would also limit the number of exams students take.

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Education
12:15 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

In Disparate Community, Local YWCA Works to Make Racial Justice Within Reach

Participants in the YWCA's "Unlearning Racism" program learn about privilege and inequality during an activity.
Credit YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the YWCA's racial justice director Martha Barry.

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one Milwaukee organization consistently works to keep issues of racial justice front and center.

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Around the Nation
4:29 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Schools Canceled As Heat Wave Sweeps Through Midwest

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 7:49 am

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

A late summer heat wave has much of the Midwest broiling. Temperatures today soared into the 90s in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, Illinois, as well as other states. And the heat forced some schools that are more accustomed to closing for snow days, to call off classes because of the heat.

From sweltering Chicago, NPR's David Schaper reports.

DAVID SCHAPER, BYLINE: Riding up the elevator to the fourth floor of Chicago's Josephinum Academy with school president Michael Dougherty, you can just feel the air get hotter and thicker.

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