Education

2:12pm

Fri August 17, 2012
All Tech Considered

At This Camp, Kids Learn To Question Authority (And Hack It)

Originally published on Fri August 17, 2012 5:54 pm

DefCon Kids camp co-founder Chris Hoff, with Conner Gilliam (from left), Conner Fine and Ethan Lai, work on a machine that draws designs on ping-pong balls. The camp is held in Las Vegas.
Steve Henn NPR

Some kids go to band camp; others go to swim camp. But for the children of the world's digital rabble-rousers, there is hacking camp. It's called DefCon Kids.

This camp, held in Las Vegas, encourages kids to take a hard, skeptical look at the machines that surround them, and teaches them to hack apart everything they can lay their hands on.

One of the most popular activities is lock-picking.

"I had fun with some of the harder locks," says 16-year-old Alaetheia Garrison Stuber.

But did she learn any new tricks?

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2:37pm

Thu August 16, 2012
Education

CU Boulder to Undergrads: Please Forgo Bringing Guns to Dorms

J Iannone Flickr - Creative Commons
  • Erin O'Toole Interviews CU Spokesman Bronson Hilliard on All Things Considered

As students prepare to move into residence halls next week, the University of Colorado Boulder is asking undergraduate students to leave their handguns behind.

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10:26am

Thu August 16, 2012
Colorado State University

Storify: It's Move-In Day So Welcome Back CSU Students

Senior Shane Weatherford from Colorado Springs moving into the dorms at CSU.
Grace Hood KUNC

For Fort Collins, move-in day is here! For Greeley and Boulder move-in day is nigh. The annual migration of students to all of Colorado's college towns always brings its share of fun, excitement, traffic and more.

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2:07pm

Wed August 15, 2012
NPR Story

Immigrants Seek Answers On State College Tuition

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 4:23 pm

The question many young immigrants have had since President Obama's Deferred Action policy was announced is whether their new status would allow them to pay in-state tuition at state universities. Audie Cornish speaks with Maria Sacchetti, immigration reporter for The Boston Globe, about how various states are handling tuition matters.

4:00pm

Tue August 14, 2012
Education

Education Reform: Schools Can't Do it Alone

Screencap from Jamie Vollmer's video presentation of The Blueberry Story
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  • Education author Jamie Vollmer discusses why America's schools need to change, and why community engagement is essential to the process.

Many people believe that American schools are failing, but there’s very little consensus on why – or how to fix the problem.

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