Education en What Will Wisconsin Communities Look Like in the Years to Come? <p></p><p>While none of us can predict the future, a group of faculty and students on the UWM campus are helping small towns and big cities see the enormous potential for creating communities that are great places to live, work and play.</p><p>On this edition of <em>UWM Today,</em> host Tom Luljak talks with Carolyn Esswein, Director of Community Design Solutions, and Ryan Shortridge, architecture graduate student. Learn about the Community Design Solutions Center in UWM's School of Architecture and Urban Planning.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:26:30 +0000 Tom Luljak 28915 at What Will Wisconsin Communities Look Like in the Years to Come? In Turnaround, More Moms Are Staying Home, Study Says After decades on the decline, the number of "stay at home" moms in the U.S. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:54:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 28789 at With Free Tuition, Mich. Students Hear 'You Are Going To College' Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. This spring, we're joining our colleagues at Morning Edition to take a closer look at paying for college. So far in this series, we've talked about navigating the mountains of paperwork, whether working during school is a good idea, and if so, how much is too much. And we've also talked about the huge debt that many students face after graduation. But imagine if all those worries went away.<p>What if the city you lived in footed the bill for college? Kalamazoo, Michigan is doing that. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:54:00 +0000 editor 28784 at Common Core Literary Standards Require Close Reading Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Many of the nation's public schools have been implementing new standards for literacy and math that are called the Common Core. Right now, big new standardized tests intended to make sure kids meet these standards are themselves being tested out in many states. In just a minute, one of our reporters takes a practice exam, but first the Common Core literacy standards. They're all about tackling tough reading, making sure kids are able to form ideas about what they read and to support those ideas in writing with evidence. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:10:00 +0000 editor 28753 at An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test What are the two most feared — most reviled — words in the English language?<p>"Tax day," maybe? Or "traffic jam"?<p>"Pink slip" still connotes an awful brand of helplessness, even though, I assume, most Americans who get pink-slipped these days never see a pink slip.<p>No, my vote is for "standardized test."<p>That's right. You felt it, didn't you? Shivers up the spine. The stab of a No. 2 pencil. And oh! Those monstrous, monotonous bubbles. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:34:00 +0000 editor 28747 at An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test