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Education

Student Loans Are Threatening Older Americans’ Ability to Retire

Posted June 19, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Former California state government worker Thomas Villalobos, 66, who is currently unemployed, never thought he’d be nearing retirement and still paying off his student loan. But that’s exactly what has happened to him. Villalobos, of Loma Rica, Calif., borrowed $12,000 to attend law school back in 1976. Since then, he has sometimes had to defer […]

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Are HBCUs Relevant?! : Let’s Talk Education, Watch Full Episode

Posted December 13, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

WHUT, serving the Washington DC area, has launched their Fall season of Let’s Talk Education. Let’s Talk Education is a half-hour roundtable discussion on issues facing today’s educational system. Hosted by Molette Green, guests range from educators and administrators, to authors, philosophers, newsmakers and community organizational members whose works offer insights into local education. Watch […]

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Are Your Ducks In A Row? Let WHUT help with your Estate Planning.

Posted October 16, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

WHUT Joins Community Partners in Promoting National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 20 – 26, 2014 Washington, DC, Oct. 16, 2014 – WHUT announced today that the station is joining local community organizations in a public awareness campaign to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 20 – 26, 2014. Estate planning is one of the […]

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Education

Didn’t See American Graduate Day? Watch it Here!

Posted September 26, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

American Graduate Day 2013 | About the Day | Featured Partners | Related Programming | Participating Stations What’s the power of American Graduate Day 2013? Connecting people to opportunities that actually make a difference. This live national, multi-platform event to keep students on the path to graduation returns Sept. 28 on public media. Our voices […]

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Nearly One of Every 10 Howard University Doctors Considered Super By Medical Community

Posted October 28, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

  WASHINGTON –More than 20 of doctors from Howard University College of Medicine, Howard University Hospital and the Howard University Faculty Practice Plan have been named by their peers as one of outstanding practicing physicians in the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia area. The number accounts for nearly 10 percent of the university, hospital and practice plan’s staff and […]

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Education

Books to Read Before Kids Start School

Posted August 19, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

By Danielle Steinberg Anxious, excited, curious, frightened… kids can experience a rush of emotions as they prepare for their first days of school. Whether they’re starting day care, preschool, kindergarten or a different school in a new town, calm your young child’s classroom jitters by reading these books together.       1. Little School […]

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Business & Money

What I Did When My Email Account Was Hacked (Besides Panic)

Posted January 22, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

From the PBS Business Desk: Paul Solman takes your questions about business and economic news! Paul Solman: What follows is of a personal nature and only loosely within the ambit of economics, but friends have suggested it may be of general interest and even some use. On Wednesday night at about 11 p.m., all previous emails […]

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Education

50 Ways to Send Your Boomerang Kid Packing

Posted July 10, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Once back home, they tend to grow roots. So tell them there must be 50 ways to leave their mother.   Why are we surprised that we boomers, the generation that never wanted to grow old, spawned a generation that never wants to grow up? And who can blame them? Once society removed the stigma […]

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Ending Negotiations, 25,000 Chicago Teachers Head to the Picket Lines

Posted September 12, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Despite spending more than 400 hours in negotiation, Chicago Public School teachers walked off the job over pay and health benefits and policies that would tie teacher performance to students’ scores on standardized testing. Jeffrey Brown talks to WTTW’s Eddie Arruza for more on the first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years. Watch 25,000 Chicago […]

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Arts & Culture

Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol

Posted February 28, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

A statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Parks was the first woman and only the second African-American to lie in state in the rotunda after she died in 2005. Gwen Ifill reports on the ceremony. Watch Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol on PBS. […]

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Business & Money

Ask the Headhunter: Get Hired by Minimizing the Employer’s Risk

Posted June 18, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Securing a job, headhunter Nick Corcodilos says, is not about looking for a job opening, but about making connections where you want to work. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Samuel Mann. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979, and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community over the past […]

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Education

Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Strike

Posted September 19, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Chicago Teachers Union leaders voted Tuesday to end a strike that has closed classrooms for more than a week in the nation’s third-largest school district. Union President Karen Lewis led the walkout on Sept. 10, a result of a dispute between teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who demanded widespread reform including tying teacher pay […]

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Community

American Graduate Student Film Festival Winners

Posted March 27, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

WHUT’s Anacostia Digital Media Arts Club, under the leadership of American Graduate Fellow Tyrell Vaughn, produced the American Graduate Student Film Festival’s winning video, Be the Change.  Be the Change‘s powerful message of adult mentors being the change they want to see in students and empowering them to stay in school resonated with a broad […]

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Education

SEED School : Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Posted May 1, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

In Anacostia, a notoriously poor and violent section of Washington, D.C., a new kind of school is changing hundreds of lives. It’s called The SEED School. It’s a public, charter, college preparatory boarding school, the first of it’s kind. Students are chosen by lottery, not test scores. It’s expensive, but it works, and its founders […]

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Education

Check Out the PBS Kids Photo Factory App

Posted September 20, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Put your child in a photo with a favorite PBS KIDS character in three simple steps. Easy and safe for kids to use, too! Features leading characters from series that air on PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO!, including Arthur, Caillou, Clifford, Curious George, Dinosaur Train, Fetch!, Sesame Street, Sid the Science Kid, Super Why!, […]

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Community

Watch The WHUT American Graduate Community Town Hall Here And Take The Survey

Posted March 5, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

There has been a lot of talk and media attention about the debate over how to address the dropout issue in America¹s schools. On Tuesday February 18, 2014, community members and educational stakeholders from the DC area gathered at WHUT’s Television Studios for the American Graduate Community Town Hall. NPR’s Michel Martin moderated as educators, community leaders and students gathered to […]

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Watch The American Graduate Teacher Town Hall Meeting Online!

Posted July 9, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

The DC Teacher Town Hall was hosted by WAMU’s Matt McCleskey on June 5, 2012 at the WHUT Television studios on the Howard University campus. The lively discussion serves as a catalyst to generate new conversations about education today and the realities faced by local teachers. Thank you to all of the DC Metro educators […]

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Education

6 Things Technology Still Can’t Do: A personal wish list for the next Steve Jobs

Posted October 22, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

You can’t go a day — sometimes you can’t go eight seconds — without being reminded of the Great Technology Debate. You know, whether it’s brought more help or harm to us as a culture. Exhibits A, B and C for the prosecution: couples on their phones during what could otherwise be a romantic dinner; […]

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Arts & Culture

Youth Speaks Launches “RAISE UP,” A Public Media Spoken Word & Hip Hop Contest

Posted April 1, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Def Jam Records Co-Founder Russell Simmons and Actress Rosario Dawson Lead Judges in Contest Part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, the youth contest encourages students to discuss their education and future March 31, 2014, San Francisco, CA – Youth Speaks today announced a new youth hip hop and spoken word […]

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Education

Education Olympics: How Does the U.S. Rank?

Posted August 15, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

The United States left the 2012 London Olympics with 104 medals in tow. But how do we stack up against the world when it comes to education? According to this infograph by Certification Map, the U.S. — which leads in gold medal count — is ranked seventh in high school graduation rates, trailing countries like Germany, […]

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