Education

Education
4:43 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Georgia The Latest State To Back Out Of K-12 PARCC Tests

This week, Georgia announced it is withdrawing from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Career (PARCC), one of two consortia developing standardized tests for the Common Core. The Core is the set of national K-12 education standards in math and English language arts that has been adopted by 46 states. Georgia officials say the cost of the tests is too high and many schools don't have the computer technology the tests would require.

UWM Today
1:30 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

A Project to Improve Milwaukee Firefighters' Health & Performance

Tom Luljak and guests
Credit Jon Strelecki

Tom Luljak talks with Kyle Ebersole, Jason Mims and Luis Rivera.

The Developing the Occupational Athlete Project is a collaboration between UWM's College of Health Sciences, Athletico Physical Therapy and the Milwaukee Fire Department. The project is working to advance the performance of firefighters, reduce injury, improve injury care and enhance life-long health for firefighters.

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Education
4:27 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Obama Promises 'Aggressive Strategy' For Higher Education

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 6:58 am

Renee Montagne talks to The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel about a shift in the Obama administration's approach to higher education, which the president alluded to in his economic speech on Wednesday.

Education
3:45 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Senate Passes Student Loan Legislation To Lower Interest Rates

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 8:31 am

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

After a long wait, the Senate has finally passed student loan legislation. It would restore lower interest rates for undergraduates. Many of them saw their rates double on July 1st when the Senate missed its deadline.

As NPR's Ailsa Chang reports, the new measure closely resembles both what the president wanted and what the House has already passed.

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NPR Story
3:51 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Tucson Revives Mexican-American Studies Program

The Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) is resurrecting its Mexican-American studies program.
Matt York AP

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 10:59 am

Three years after it was banned by the state of Arizona, the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) is resurrecting its Mexican-American studies program due to a federal court order. The courses are now known as culturally-relevant classes and are set to begin in a couple of weeks, when the school year begins. And they hold the same potential for controversy.

The TUSD board's decision to bring back the ethnic studies program was a whole lot less contentious than its decision to end the Mexican-American studies classes three years ago.

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