Education

Politics
3:24 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Lawmakers Work To Finish Deal On Student Loan Rates

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 5:31 pm

A bipartisan group of senators announced a deal Thursday to protect college students from an interest rate hike on federal student loans. Those rates doubled on July 1, and lawmakers raced to forge an agreement before most students begin taking out loans for the new school year.

Education
4:03 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

The Charter School Vs. Public School Debate Continues

The latest study says kids learn better in charter schools than in public schools. But even charter school supporters question the study and its methods of research.
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Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 7:00 pm

Charter schools turn 21 this year. In that time, these privately run, publicly funded schools have spread to 41 states and enrolled more than 2 million students.

But one key question lingers: Do kids in charter schools learn more than kids in traditional public schools?

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Around the Nation
4:34 am
Tue July 16, 2013

New Band Director Says Florida A&M Must March Forward

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 5:21 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

Let's go now to a university that's rebuilding its marching band. Florida A&M University recently lifted its suspension of the group known as the Marching 100. The band had been suspended since 2011 when a hazing that went too far ended in the death of one of the band's drum majors, Robert Champion. Champion's parents aren't happy about the university moving forward so quickly.

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Research News
4:06 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Why Poor Students' College Plans 'Melt' Over The Summer

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 5:21 am

A large number of poor high school students, who say they are continuing on to college, fail to show up in the fall. The reason is referred to as the "summer melt." Students face many hurdles over the summer including lack of resources and mentors.

Education
12:28 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Girls in Tech Comes to Milwaukee

Girls in Tech has a chapter starting in Milwaukee to get women of all ages involved with technology.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Beth Akerlund, managing director of the Milwaukee Chapter of Girls in Tech.

A Milwaukee area group forms to attract girls and women to technology fields.

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