Education

American Radio Works: Preparing Kids for College

Sep 17, 2012

Airs Mondaym, September 17 at 8:00 pm.  More people are going to college than ever before, but a lot of them aren't finishing. The problem is especially profound among low-income students. Only nine percent complete a bachelor's degree by age 24. Why are so many students quitting, and what leads a few to beat the odds and make it through? In this documentary, American RadioWorks correspondent Emily Hanford introduces us to young people trying to break into the middle class, teachers trying to increase their chances, and researchers investigating the nature of persistence.

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his perspectives about the school reforms being debated in Baton Rouge 

The journal Criminal Justice Studies will publish research by LSU Shreveport criminal justice professor W. Chris Hale on domestic hate groups and their Web-based activity.

The Red River National Wildlife Refuge's new 9,000-square-foot facility will be a launch pad for refuge activities, including hiking, bird watching and berry picking. Officials say thousands of schoolchildren will use the refuge's new educational wing.

South Arkansas Community College was one of 40 nonprofit groups to receive a gift from the $11 million estate of a Fort Smith, Ark., accountant.

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