Education

UWM Today
2:33 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

UWM Hopes to Attract Student Entrepreneurs

Tom Luljak and Carlton Reeves
Credit Jon Strelecki

UWM Today host Tom Luljak talks with Carlton Reeves about being both a student and an entrepreneur.

Carlton Reeves is on a pretty fast track here in Milwaukee, splitting his time between his studies as an engineering PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and serving as president of the company he founded, Reeves Technologies LLC. A product that he has developed is Tali Payments.

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Education
4:58 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

No Consensus on What Wisconsin Should Demand of Voucher Schools

As Wisconsin sends more money to private schools for voucher students, lawmakers consider ways to safeguard the investment.

People testified for hours Thursday, on what taxpayers should expect from the private schools getting public money for Choice or voucher students.

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Race
10:58 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Second-Grader's Dreadlocks Cause For Concern?

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 10:06 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We're going to spend some time now talking about hair. Yes, we are. If you think hair is inconsequential and not worthy of the attention of serious people, then we'd like to know why there've been reports of thieves in Venezuela holding women up at gunpoint to steal their hair. We're going to find out more about that in just a few minutes.

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All Tech Considered
5:49 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Army Looks To Schools To Find The Next Cyberwarriors

Security experts say the U.S. is ill-prepared to respond to cyberthreats. A new high school curriculum in Alabama aims to attract more young people to the field.
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Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 5:50 pm

You can literally see rockets when you drive into Huntsville, Ala., also known as the "Rocket City." NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is here, along with scores of aerospace and defense contractors. The city also has one of the largest fully digital school districts: 24,000 Huntsville City Schools students use laptops or tablets instead of textbooks.

All of this partly explains the new cybersecurity class at Grissom High School. Huntsville City Schools and U.S. Army Cyber Command are developing the curriculum, which will eventually begin in middle school.

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Education
3:26 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Getting College Credit For What You Already Know

Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 6:54 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

OK. Maybe you're one of the millions of Americans who attended college but never had a chance to finish. And you have dozens or scores or hundreds of credits just sitting there that don't quite add up to a degree. The University of Wisconsin system has introduced an alternative way to finish your degree by earning credits based on what you already know. It's the so-called Flex Option.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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