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Getting NJ Students to See Themselves as 'College Material'

Monday, April 15, 2013

WNYC

The New Jersey Department of Education now tracks college enrollment numbers in its new School Performance Reports, as part of its effort to grade schools on how well they prepare students for college.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mental Health Guide; DC Developments; College Inequality

Monday, April 15, 2013

There might be compromise in the air in Washington, DC. Bob Cusack, managing editor for The Hill, talks about possible deals on gun legislation, immigration and the budget. Then, Lloyd Sederer, medical director of New York State’s Office of Mental Health, about his new guide for mental healthcare written for families. Plus: a 5-year study of a group of women in college shows inequality in college education; and news headlines from your hometowns.

New Jersey News

New Jersey's New School Performance Report Offers More Data Than Before

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WNYC

The New Jersey Department of Education today released its 2011-12 School Performance Report. It replaces the old School Report Card format and offers more data, including a score based on how well schools prepare students for college and careers.

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Operavore

At Columbia University, Great Books to Great Opera

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Opera fans are lurking among the student body at Columbia University, writes Fred Plotkin. "Opera companies would be wise to cultivate Columbia students for future audiences."

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WNYC News

The Effort to Guide Low-Income, Top Students to Elite Colleges

Friday, March 29, 2013

Here's the good news: Nationally, there are more high-achieving students from low-income families than previously thought. The bad news is that they are not applying to selective colleges at the same rates as their more affluent peers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sick Leave Deal; Summer Camp Intel; Memory

Friday, March 29, 2013

There's a new paid sick leave deal in the NYC City Council. What's in it? What got left out? Plus: Psychologist Charles Fernyhough talks about his new book Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts; get your questions answered about sending your kids to summer camp; and the phones will be open for those high school seniors who will be the first in their families to go to college.

Freakonomics Radio

How Money Is March Madness?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The NCAA basketball tournament grabs a lot of eyeballs, but turning them into dollars hasn't always been easy -- even when the "talent" is playing for free.

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WNYC News

Judge Gives LICH Another Reprieve

Thursday, March 14, 2013

WNYC

A state judge has overturned the decision to close Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn.

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WNYC News

SUNY to Shut Long Island College Hospital

Friday, February 08, 2013

The board of trustees of the State University of New York voted unanimously Friday morning to close the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn as an in-patient facility. The meeting room at a SUNY building in Midtown immediately erupted in shouts of "Shame! Shame!" from supporters, who said the university had not given the hospital, known as LICH, enough support.

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The Takeaway

Gender, Sex, and Consent on the College Campus

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Is the college party a place where communication and consent are practiced respectfully between the sexes? Two straight young men, both students at UT-Austin, share their thoughts and experiences with parties, online interactions, and the unwritten rules of conduct between the sexes on campus.

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Schoolbook

College STEM Students Offer Hands-On Mentoring

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

College students from the New York Institute of Technology volunteered at a Harlem elementary school this fall as a kind of in-house tech squad, and resident experts for science classes.

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Freakonomics Radio

The Things They Taught Me

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

College, at its best, is about learning to think. Stephen Dubner chats up three of his former professors who made the magic happen.

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Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio Goes to College

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Dates and times for this program: Wednesdays: 8pm on 93.9FM; Saturdays: 6am on 93.9FM and NJPR, 2pm on AM820 and 4pm on 93.9FM; Sundays: 8pm on AM820 and NJPR

Is a college diploma really worth the paper it’s printed on? In this episode of Freakonomics Radio, Stephen Dubner breaks down the costs and benefits of going to college, especially during an economy that’s leaving a lot of people un- and underemployed. The data say that college graduates make a lot more money in the long run and enjoy a host of other benefits as well.  But does that justify the time and money? We’ll hear from economists David Card, Betsey Stevenson, and Justin Wolfers, as well as former Bush advisor Karl Rove, who made it to the White House without a college degree. Amherst College president Biddy Martin describes what an education provides beyond facts and figures, while Steve Levitt wonders if the students he teaches at the University of Chicago are actually learning anything.  Finally, a former FBI agent tells us about the very robust market for fake diplomas.

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The Takeaway

In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

Monday, November 26, 2012

Last week, Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts issued a directive to the state’s Board of Higher Education mandating all state universities and colleges to charge some undocumented students in-state tuition. Is the move fair, or going too far? Sarah Birnbaum, political and statehouse reporter for WGBH, explains the implications of the directive.

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The Takeaway

How International Students are Recruited and Tracked

Monday, October 22, 2012

Last week, a 21-year-old Bangladeshi student named Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis tried to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Up until his arrest, Nafis was a student at ASA College in Manhattan. And prior to that, he was studying cybersecurity at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. How did he get from Bangladesh to Missouri to New York? Who was responsible for screening him? And, more broadly, how are student visas regulated and tracked?

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The Takeaway

How Integrated Education Began at the University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. It’s a case that could bring an end to affirmative action, if the plaintiff, white student Abigail Fisher, wins. It’s also a case that might bring to a close an integrated era in Texas and the United States that began not with Brown versus the Board of Education, as many people presume, but with Sweatt v. Painter in 1950. 

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The Takeaway

Does the College Recruitment Brochure Depict Diversity Dreams or Realities?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Most of us have seen those brochures, featuring four to seven kids of various skin tones on the cover. But what goes into making them? Are the kids real, or just models? And is the diversity depicted in them reflective of a college's reality or a college's dream reality?

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The Takeaway

Free College: The Kalamazoo Promise

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

With soaring tuition costs, students and parents across the country are wondering how they will pay for college — except for those in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The district's superintendent and one of its students explain how free college tuition has changed test scores, dropout rates, and more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Your College-Cheap NYC Advice

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's a couple weeks into the school year, and with tuition higher than ever (see yesterday's widget for proof), college students may need help finding ways to save money, particularly in New York City.

Listeners: Help penny-pinching college students out. What free, cheap, and fun things are there to do in NYC? How do you save money on food, entertainment, laundry, whatever... Call 212-433-9692 or post your tips here!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Listen: Gordon Fox on Education

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

That's My Issue is WNYC's project to gather stories of how personal experience has shaped your politics. Here Gordon Fox of Rhode Island tells his story - live from that Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC

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