Mon June 16, 2014

Starbucks Will Pay For Employees To Complete College

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 12:22 pm

Part-time barista, full-time student?
Yang Lee Starbucks

Starbucks Coffee Co. today announces an unusually large tuition reimbursement for employees. It's in partnership with Arizona State University's highly ranked online program.

Starbucks employees who sign up for ASU's online courses as freshmen or sophomores will get a partial scholarship plus need-based financial aid; entering juniors and seniors with previous college credits will be able to finish their degrees with the public university for free.

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Sun June 15, 2014

How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Chronic stress can cause deficiencies in the pre-frontal cortex, which is essential for learning.
John M Flickr

Our public media colleagues over at KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, have a fascinating two-part report on the efforts of schools in the Los Angeles area to address the effects of "toxic stress" on student learning.

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Fri June 13, 2014

iPads In Special Ed: What Does The Research Say?

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 11:36 am

An iPad in a classroom. So what?
Eric Westervelt NPR

This week, NPR Ed's Eric Westervelt visited a special education classroom in New York City where iPads are being used in a novel way. Students with a range of severe disabilities, including developmental, mental, physical and autism spectrum disorders, are using apps alongside traditional instruments to help express themselves through music.

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Fri June 13, 2014
All Tech Considered

Here's One Big Way Your Mobile Phone Could Be Open To Hackers

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 11:08 am

There is a hole in mobile security that could makes tens of millions of Americans vulnerable.

Despite the fact that every major Internet provider has added some kind of encryption to its services over the past year, tracking your online traffic is easier than you think.

And you don't have to be the target of the hacker or the NSA for your traffic to be intercepted. There is a hole in mobile security that could make tens of millions of Americans vulnerable.

Unsecure Wi-Fi networks have been a well-known vulnerability in the tech industry for years. They can let even the most unsophisticated hacker capture your traffic and possibly steal your identity.

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Thu June 12, 2014
Arts & Life

Oh Heck Yeah Dazzles Denver With Massive Interactive Video Games

Oh Heck Yeah's Big Blue's Hood Slam. played on the massive 60'X25' screen at 14th and Champa in Denver.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

A bigger than life video game experience is taking shape in Denver, turning giant LED advertising screens into an interactive and immersive street arcade spanning two city blocks. It’s the hope of Oh Heck Yeah that the experience will unplug you from your smartphone and get you to play outside in the streets – just like back in the day.

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