Education

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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9:14am

Tue August 21, 2012
Education

VIDEO: As Classes Start, Metro State's Illegal Immigrant Tuition Rate Still In The Spotlight

Screencap from Al Jazeera's report on Metro State's tuition
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Metro State University caused a furor among opponents and some lawmakers with the announcement of their new tuition policy for illegal immigrants this summer. Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports on the policy now that classes are back in session.

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4:26pm

Mon August 20, 2012
The Two-Way

For First Time, Latinos Represent Largest Minority Group In Colleges

In a new study, The Pew Hispanic Center says that for the first time ever, Hispanics have become the largest minority group in the country's college campuses.

It's a report that marks many firsts for the ethnic group, which has been making great strides in education since 1972.

Among them: For the first time, there were more than 2 million latinos ages 18 to 24 enrolled. They reached a record 16.5 percent of all college enrollment. Hispanics make up a little more than a quarter of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in two-year colleges.

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1:40pm

Sat August 18, 2012
Education

Undergrads Support New CU Boulder Gun Ban

Madhava Wikimedia Commons

In an effort to keep guns off campus, the University of Colorado in Boulder has enacted a policy that prohibits  students from having guns in the dorms, even if the student has a conceal to carry permit.

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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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