Education

Education
3:08 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Florida To Reopen Dark Chapter In State's History

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 6:25 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Florida officials today voted to reopen a dark chapter in the state's history. Governor Rick Scott and his cabinet voted to allow researchers to exhume some 90 unmarked graves at a state-run reform school. The Dozier School for Boys was closed two years ago, but over its 100-year history, it was notorious for physical abuse. As NPR's Greg Allen reports from Miami, the hope is that today's decision will unearth answers about the children who died there and why.

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Parenting
11:11 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Parents On The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling

Many people laud the benefits of homeschooling. But the practice also has critics. Host Michel Martin talks with a group of parents about their personal experiences: homeschooling advocate Michael Farris, dad Paul Hagen and mom Shawn Spence.

Education
11:07 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Brother Wants Parents To Stop Siblings' Homeschooling

College student Josh Powell says he had huge gaps in his education from being homeschooled. Now, he's advocating for his siblings to attend public school, despite a religious exception given to his family. Host Michel Martin talks to Powell about his experience.

Education
11:38 am
Mon August 5, 2013

After Sikh Temple Shooting, Organization Promotes Social Peace Among Students

Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thorton at Serve 2 Unite press conference.
Serve 2 Unite

The tragic shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin one year ago ignited an organization to form to help prevent future tragedies from happening.

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Education
5:38 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

Missed Summer Learning Spells Out Long-Term Struggles

A researcher at Johns Hopkins University says there are serious setbacks for children without summer educational opportunities, known as the "summer slide."
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Originally published on Sun August 4, 2013 6:52 pm

At first glance, Horizons looks like an ordinary summer getaway for kids: There are games, bonding time and lots of bagged snacks. But along with the songs and the pool, there are fractions to memorize and online grammar quizzes to take.

An affiliate of a national network, the program in Washington, D.C., is a six-week, free summer service for children from low-income families. Its purpose is simple: to make sure they don't fall behind in school by the time September rolls around.

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Law
4:06 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

U.S. Teen Is Youngest Ever To Pass Britain's Bar Exams

At 18, Gabrielle Turnquest is the youngest person in the history of the English legal system to be admitted to the bar.
Neil Hall Courtesy The University of Law

Originally published on Sun August 4, 2013 5:38 pm

At 18 years old, Gabrielle Turnquest has become the youngest person to pass Britain's bar exams.

The Florida native told NPR's Jackie Lyden her family influenced her decision to study law in the United Kingdom. Her mother had studied in the U.K. and she joined an older sister who was also studying law.

She graduated from college early, too — at 16, she was the youngest person to ever get a psychology degree from Liberty University in Virginia.

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Code Switch
2:43 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Research Says: Actually, Where You Go To College Matters

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 10:08 pm

There are lots of questions for high school grads: Should you go for an associate degree or a bachelor's? A community college or a four-year university? Does it really matter where you go? If we're comparing top-tier schools with open-access ones, then yes. It matters a whole lot, and it has long-lasting effects.

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Education
4:41 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Florida Schools Chief Steps Down Over Indiana Scandal

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 10:08 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Florida's schools chief has quit. He resigned yesterday amid controversy over decisions he made in his last job in Indiana. Indiana is one of a growing number of states that have begun using test scores and other data to grade schools from A to F. This week, the Associated Press published emails revealing that when he was in Indiana, Tony Bennett asked his staff to alter the grading formula in a way that it benefited a charter school of a prominent donor. Elle Moxley from member station WFIU reports.

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Education
3:15 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Experts Discuss Education Standards in Milwaukee

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Experts and officials from around the country gathered in Milwaukee this week, in part, to discuss educational standards and accountability.

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Chancellor's Report
1:30 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

UWM Chancellor Reflects on UWM System President Reilley's Tenure

Mike Lovell and Dave Edwards

On his fifth anniversary with UW-Milwaukee, Chancellor Mike Lovell reflects on his reasons for coming to Milwaukee as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science and his accomplishments as Chancellor. Also, Lovell reflects on the tenure of outgoing UW System President Kevin Reilley.

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