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Education

8:51am

Tue December 16, 2014
Local

Northwestern State professor furthers Nepali girls' education cause in Natchitoches

Professor Patrice Moulton met last Christmas with Nepali girls who received scholarships provided by the Empower Nepali Girls Foundation. She is in Nepal delivering more backpacks this year.
Credit Northwestern State University

A Northwestern State University psychology professor arrived in Nepal this week to distribute hundreds of scholarships to young girls. It guarantees they get an education in their village and decreases the likelihood that they’ll fall prey to human trafficking.

Patrice Moulton is a volunteer with the Empower Nepali Girls Foundation. She’ll trek the Annapurna Circuit of Nepal with yaks delivering backpacks to girls who show educational promise. The backpacks are their ticket to one year of school.

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7:35am

Thu October 23, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for October 23, 2014

Signor Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes on learning a new language this week with a useful and low cost approach that works wonders for him.

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6:00pm

Sun October 12, 2014
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. - Embrace the Common Core?

Airs Sunday, October 12 at 6 p.m. In K-12 education, there is nothing more controversial than the Common Core State Standards, national academic standards in English and math. Adopted by more than 40 states, they were developed, in part, to address concerns that American students were falling behind their foreign counterparts and graduating high school without the necessary skills for college and the workforce. But is this the reform we’ve been looking for? Has the federal government overreached and saddled our schools with standards that have been flawed from the start?

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6:00pm

Sun September 21, 2014
American Radioworks

American Radioworks: Ready to Work - Reviving Vocational Ed

Airs Sunday, September 21 at 6 p.m.  Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Today that kind of tracking smacks of classism. "College for all" is the new mantra. But not everyone wants to go to college, and nearly half of jobs don't require a bachelor’s degree. Many experts say it's time to bring career and technical education back.

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6:00pm

Sun September 7, 2014
American Radioworks

American Radioworks: Greater Expectations - The Challenge of the Common Core

Airs Sunday, September 7 at 6 p.m.  There's plenty of controversy surrounding the Common Core, a new set of education standards adopted by most states. Getting less attention is what the standards actually say, and the fact that many teachers like them. This American RadioWorks documentary takes listeners into classrooms to explore how the standards are changing teaching and learning. Many teachers say those changes are desperately needed, but some are worried about new Common Core tests and whether they will help improve schools or get in the way of better education.

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