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Education
8:06 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Annual Enrollment In Oklahoma Public Schools Increases In 2014

Lee Elementary School pre-kindergarten teacher Victoria Tsaras gets active with her students, dancing to “What Does the Fox Say?”
Clifton Adcock Oklahoma Watch

The number of students in Oklahoma public schools increased for the 2014-15 school year, keeping in line with a steady, long-term trend. 

Total enrollment for 2014 in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade is 688,300 students, an increase of 6,722 over last year's total of 681,578. From 2010 through 2014, enrollment grew by 28,685.

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Education
7:58 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

University Administrators Give Complete College America Presentations To Regents

The University of Central Oklahoma
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University presidents and administrators from around the state Wednesday gave presentations on their progress in Oklahoma's degree completion goals to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Chancellor Glen Johnson said while they often discuss the state's progress in the national Complete College America initiative, it was important to hear from the individual schools and find out where their successes have come from.

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NPR Ed
3:29 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

In Rural Alabama, Fighting HIV With A Game

The local middle school plays its annual homecoming football game at Wilcox Central High in Camden, Alabama.
Dan Carsen WBHM

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 9:34 am

HIV was once considered an urban problem. Now, parts of the rural South — where the stigma is strong but health resources and education are not – has some of the highest rates in the nation.

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The Salt
2:51 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Hey, College Kids: You Really Can Minor In Craft Beer Studies

Nicholas Komninos (from left), Anthony Pernisi and Ashlee Doele are among the 25 students who signed up for the first suds-specific class in Paul Smith's College's new minor in craft beers. It's a three-credit course in brewing, replete with labs and lectures.
Joe Conto Courtesy Paul Smith's College

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 3:52 pm

You've heard it before — that quip to describe crazy college days: "I minored in beer studies."

Well, now you can.

Paul Smith's College, a small, isolated campus in the northernmost reaches of upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains, is among a handful of higher education institutions tapping the ever more potent keg of the craft beer explosion.

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Education
7:12 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Myers: Employers Should Think Outside The Box When Evaluating Applicants

Deidre Myers, Deputy Secretary For Workforce Development, Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
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At Oklahoma State University’s annual Economic Outlook Conference Tuesday, industry professionals criticized low teacher pay, but forecasted continued job growth in education and several other jobs through 2015.

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s Deidre Myers wants employers to think outside of basic qualifications during the hiring process.

Myers questioned the value of requiring applicants to have specific majors like economics or finance when looking for jobs in the business field. She says most jobs require analytic and critical thinking skills…rather than an expertise in a narrowly defined field.

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NPR Ed
12:52 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

In The Chaos of A Crowded Bar, Lessons For A Special Ed Teacher

Vickie Walker, a special education teacher and bartender, looks forward to a day when she can wake up on the weekends with nothing to do.
LA Johnson NPR

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 1:42 pm

The NPR Ed team is discovering what teachers do when they're not teaching. Artist? Carpenter? Quidditch player? Explore our Secret Lives of Teachers series.

It's late and the bar is packed. In the darkness of the club, people bob and sway to the DJ's bass-heavy electronic music. The show is about to begin at Washington, D.C.'s famous 9:30 Club.

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The Salt
2:42 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

Samples of carrots cooked three ways are placed on a table for the kids at Walker-Jones Educational Campus, in Washington, D.C., to sample after they have finished lunch. The crowd favorite will later end up on the school lunch menu.
Claire Eggers NPR

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 9:50 am

You can lead a child to vegetables, but can you make her eat them?

A child, for instance, like Salem Tesfaye, a first-grader at Walker-Jones Educational Campus in Washington, D.C. Tesfaye picked up a lunch today that's full of nutrition: chicken in a whole-wheat wrap, chopped tomatoes and lettuce from local farms, a slice of cantaloupe and milk.

But, she confesses, sometimes she throws her lunch out. I ask her what she did today. "I threw all of it away," she says softly.

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Around the Nation
3:35 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Ohio State Football Player's Death Draws Attention To Head Injuries

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 5:28 pm

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Sports
3:35 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Proposal Would End Football At University Of Alabama-Birmingham

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 5:28 pm

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Education
3:35 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

UVA President Announces More Changes In Wake Of Sexual Assault Coverage

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 5:28 pm

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