Education

Education
10:56 am
Fri August 16, 2013

The STEM Gender Gap

The number of girls and women studying the sciences has steadily increased each year, but there is still a gender gap in higher education and the work force. Researchers Andresse St. Rose and Catherine Riegle-Crumb and Linda Kekelis, executive director of Techbridge, discuss the social and environmental factors that contribute to this disparity.

Around the Nation
4:45 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Oklahoma School Districts Consider Adding Storm Shelters

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 5:46 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

On a Friday, this is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

Today is the first day of school for students in Moore, Oklahoma. It is a bittersweet return. Nearly three months ago, a tornado tore through that small community. The storm destroyed hundreds of buildings, including two elementary schools. Seven students and 18 other people died. The storm has fueled a debate about why there aren't more storm shelters in the heart of Tornado Alley. Across Oklahoma, there's no statewide plan to put shelters in schools.

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All Tech Considered
1:55 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Herzog Plumbs Guilt And Loss Wrought By Texting And Driving

Reggie Shaw killed two men while he was texting on a Utah highway. He now speaks to groups about the dangers of texting and driving.
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Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 3:31 pm

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Education
4:43 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

FAMU Marching Band Gets To Take Field Again After Hazing Death

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 8:18 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Members of the famed marching band at Florida A&M University learned today that they will once again be allowed to perform. It's been nearly two years since the band was last heard. The group was suspended following the hazing death of one of its drum majors. As Lynn Hatter of Florida Public Radio reports, the university says it will take work to prove times have changed.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Ladies and gentlemen, the Florida A&M University marching band.

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UWM Today
2:30 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Dean Provides Updates on UWM's Lubar School of Business

Tom Luljak and Tim Smunt
Credit Jon Strelecki

UWM's Lubar School of Business’ proximity to diverse industries, major companies and budding entrepreneurial ventures translates into a host of internship and career opportunities for students.

The Lubar School’s relationships with businesses also enhances the intellectual capital of the business school's faculty. Faculty members regularly collaborate with industries on executive development and management research, further distinguishing the school's reputation and bringing first-hand knowledge and insight back to students.

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Education
12:39 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

2,400 Students Apply for 500 New Private School Vouchers

Wisconsin will add 500 students and 25 schools to its school Choice program - outside Milwaukee and Racine

Next week, the Dept. of Public Instruction will pick via a lottery which 500 students get a voucher. Most already attend a religious school.

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Education
8:47 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Voucher Schools May Face New Accountability Standards

State lawmakers are working on new rules for voucher schools.

Private schools participating in Wisconsin's voucher program would need to institute measurements to compare their effectiveness with public schools.

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Education
4:09 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Proposal would Include Voucher Schools in State Report Card

Some critics of school choice argue the schools in the program are not measured for quality.

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Education
12:50 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Will 'Safe Passage' Routes Really Keep Chicago Kids Safe?

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 1:20 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, we'll speak with one man who says beefing up the border security doesn't keep undocumented immigrants out. But it keeps them in. We'll hear that story in just a few minutes.

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All Tech Considered
4:44 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Hacking Real Things Becomes Child's Play At This Camp

Owen Chilcoat hacking his tablet. "I am just messing around ... trying to break it," he says.
Steve Henn NPR

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 7:56 am

At r00tz, a camp that takes place each year during the Def Con convention in Las Vegas, children learn to pick locks, hack smart TVs and, most important, how to take apart and understand the technology that surrounds them.

The scene inside the camp a couple weeks ago was a bit of a madhouse — controlled chaos. Little kids everywhere. Brendan Herman was trying to program a machine to draw pictures on ping-pong balls, wearing a tinfoil hat.

"To protect me from aliens," he said.

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