Education http://kgou.org en Former State Regents Chancellor, Oregon State President Dies http://kgou.org/post/former-state-regents-chancellor-oregon-state-president-dies <p>The former Chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education has died.</p><p>Oregon State University says <a href="http://www.okhighered.org/state-system/chancellor-risser.shtml">Paul Risser</a> passed away Thursday in Norman at the age of 74. He served as the 13th president of OSU in Corvallis from 1996 until 2002.</p><p>Risser also led Miami University of Ohio from 1993 until 1996. He left Oregon State in 2003 to return to his home state and take charge of Oklahoma's system of higher education.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:45:31 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 33151 at http://kgou.org Former State Regents Chancellor, Oregon State President Dies Q&A: A Union Leader On Tenure, Testing And The Common Core http://kgou.org/post/qa-union-leader-tenure-testing-and-common-core The American Federation of Teachers <a href="http://aft.org/index.cfm">(AFT)</a> is holding its <a href="http://www.aft.org/convention/">annual convention</a> in Los Angeles through this weekend. For the AFT's more than 3,500 national delegates descending on LA, there is a lot on their plate and big challenges ahead for the nation's second-largest teachers union: <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/05/27/307755798/the-common-core-faq">the Common Core</a>, tenure and fierce debate about testing, to name a few. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 33146 at http://kgou.org Q&A: A Union Leader On Tenure, Testing And The Common Core OSU Researchers Awarded Grant From NASA http://kgou.org/post/osu-researchers-awarded-grant-nasa <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A team of researchers from&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;State University campuses in Tulsa and Stillwater have been awarded a $750,000 grant from NASA.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:59:44 +0000 Associated Press 33120 at http://kgou.org OSU Researchers Awarded Grant From NASA Washington And Lee Confronts The Weight Of Its History http://kgou.org/post/washington-and-lee-confronts-weight-its-history Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. Now a story about race, history and the power of symbol. Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, has agreed to remove Confederate flags from its Lee Chapel, responding to pressure from a group of black law school students. The chapel and the university bear the name of Confederate Army General Robert E. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 editor 33095 at http://kgou.org Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities http://kgou.org/post/math-nerd-or-bookworm-many-same-genes-shape-both-abilities <strong></strong>Many of us tend to align ourselves with either numbers or words. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 editor 33061 at http://kgou.org Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities From Calif. Teachers, More Nuanced Views On Tenure http://kgou.org/post/calif-teachers-more-nuanced-views-tenure In the weeks since a California judge overturned the state's rules governing teacher tenure, the political noise has only grown louder. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 33053 at http://kgou.org From Calif. Teachers, More Nuanced Views On Tenure On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood http://kgou.org/post/calif-cattle-ranch-students-wrangle-meaning-manhood <em>For </em>All Things Considered<em>'s </em>"<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/323986426/men-in-america">Men in America</a>"<em> series, NPR's Kelly McEvers sent this report on Deep Springs College — the all-male college that her husband attended, and where he and McEvers have both taught. </em><p>About a hundred years ago, a man named L.L. Nunn was building power plants in the American West. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:52:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 33015 at http://kgou.org Lawmakers Unearth Failures To Investigate Campus Sex Crimes http://kgou.org/post/lawmakers-unearth-failures-investigate-campus-sex-crimes Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>U.S. colleges are failing to investigate sex crimes on their campuses. That's the conclusion of a new national survey commissioned by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. The survey is part of an effort by several senators to reduce sexual assaults in college and change a culture where only 5 percent of victims report the crime. NPR's Laura Sullivan reports from the capital.<p>LAURA SULLIVAN, BYLINE: Senator Claire McCaskill and other senators have been studying the high rate of sexual abuse on college campuses across the country. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 32996 at http://kgou.org Volunteer Recap: A Bumpy (And Itchy) Ride Through Tanzania http://kgou.org/post/volunteer-recap-bumpy-and-itchy-ride-through-tanzania Nick Stadlberger, a fourth-year medical student at <a href="http://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/">Dartmouth College</a> spent four weeks this spring in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, working in the infectious disease ward at Muhimbili Hospital as part of his school's global health program.<p>Each day began at the gates of the hospital, where Stadlberger watched people come and go – from families visiting their loved ones to patients with crutches that seemed to be made of sticks found in the road. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:43:00 +0000 editor 32969 at http://kgou.org Volunteer Recap: A Bumpy (And Itchy) Ride Through Tanzania Full Supreme Court To Hear Common Core Challenge http://kgou.org/post/full-supreme-court-hear-common-core-challenge <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 22.69499969482422px;">The full Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of a new law that repealed Oklahoma's adoption of the Common Core curriculum standards and requires the state Board of Education to draft new standards that the Legislature would have the power to change as it sees fit.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 22.69499969482422px;">The lawsuit was filed by a group of parents, teachers and members of the State Board of Education. The group's petition alleges that&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 22.69499969482422px;"><a href="http://www.ecapitol.net/viewtext.wcs?HB3399_ENR~54th" style="color: rgb(27, 71, 96);" target="_blank">HB3399</a></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 22.69499969482422px;">&nbsp;is unconstitutional because of several reasons. The allegations are that the Oklahoma Constitution vests the State Board of Education with authority over the "supervision of instruction in the public schools" and that the Legislature has inserted itself into the legislation, and that the law violates the principal of separation of powers.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:13:10 +0000 eCapitol & Shawn Ashley 32941 at http://kgou.org Full Supreme Court To Hear Common Core Challenge