Education

4:23pm

Mon August 27, 2012
All Tech Considered

Online University For All Balances Big Goals, Expensive Realities

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 4:54 pm

Students work at the University of the People student computer center in Haiti. Students from 129 countries are currently enrolled with the institution.
Courtesy of University of the People

Naylea Omayra Villanueva Sanchez, 22, lives on the edge of the Amazon rain forest in Tarapoto, northern Peru.

"Where I live, there's only jungle," Villanueva Sanchez says through an interpreter. "A university education is inaccessible."

And that's true in more ways than one. Villanueva Sanchez is in a wheelchair, the result of a motorcycle accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down.

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1:45pm

Sat August 25, 2012
Education

Students Repaint CSU's Aggie 'A'

Colorado State University's Aggie 'A'
Colorado State University

About 200 Colorado State University students are spending their day repainting the university’s Aggie ‘A.’ The ‘A’ is located on the foothills above CSU’s Hughes Stadium and the fall tradition of repainting it dates back to the 1920’s.

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3:47am

Sat August 25, 2012
NPR Story

Hurricane Andrew: Florida's Unwelcome Visitor

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 8:16 am

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10:35am

Fri August 24, 2012
The Two-Way

ACT Says A Quarter Of High Schoolers Are College Ready

The people at ACT, best known for the assesment test taken by many college-bound high schoolers, have finished crunching 2012 numbers and they report that just 25 percent of high schoolers who took the test are college ready.

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1:51pm

Wed August 22, 2012
Education

Head Start To Absentee Dads: Please Come Back

Originally published on Wed August 22, 2012 6:01 pm

Rickie Knox (left) meets with Keith Young at New Haven's Head Start center. Knox comes here almost every day to be with his two grandchildren.
Sam Sanders NPR

It's a typical day at a Head Start center near downtown New Haven, Conn., and restless 3- and 4-year-olds squirm and bounce on a colorful shaggy rug vying for their teacher's attention. Down the hallway several women make their way to a parenting class, stopping to marvel at a 4-month-old baby.

What you don't see, says the center's Keith Young, is men, fathers.

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