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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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Challenge Your Brain With Visual Mind Games

Posted October 25, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Posted 10.23.01 by NOVA Like a tiny, ever-alert judge seated inside your head, your brain is constantly making decisions about evidence brought to it by way of your senses, to give you as clear an understanding as possible of what you’re seeing, feeling, tasting, etc. Sometimes you can catch your brain trying to, well, make up […]

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Next Avenue: Boomers’ Love/Loathe Relationship With Millennials

Posted June 3, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

The ‘You Raised Us — Now Work With Us’ author explains the paradox   Here’s a conundrum for boomers: Why are you so testy about the Millennials you work with because they exhibit the same behaviors you instilled inyour Millennial kids as a parent?That’s the vexing questionLauren Stiller Rikleen answers in her intriguing new book with the […]

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The Best Way to Pay for College

Posted August 20, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

PBS NewsHour business and economics correspondent Paul Solman is now answering questions from Next Avenue visitors about personal finances, business and the economy. His advice will appear on Next Avenue as well as Solman’s PBSNewsHour blog, Making Sen$e With Paul Solman,  and the Rundown, NewsHour’s blog of news and insight. PBS NewsHour is an hour-long television news program and accompanying […]

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The 7 Best Books for Your Money and Career

Posted October 25, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

These excellent guides will help you invest better, plan for retirement and find inspiring work By Chris Farrell | October 22, 2012 Chris Farrell is economics editor for APM’s Marketplace Money, a syndicated personal finance program.     Over the years I’ve collected many books on personal finance, investing, economics and work. So I was excited when […]

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The PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony Winners and Highlights

Posted June 24, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

WHUT hosted the PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony at our studios on Saturday, May 31st.  More than 80 children, parents, teachers, parents, principal and community members attended the event. Congratulations to all the students that participated, your stories were inspiring. WHUT’s 2014 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners: Kindergarten: 1st – Anthony Samuel 2nd  – Zumaya […]

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Father’s Day Booklist

Posted June 14, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

By Danielle Steinberg For as long as I can remember, reading has been an activity that my dad and I have always been able to enjoy together. When I was a baby, he read me stories before bed. As a child, we’d wake up early Saturday mornings and read the comics together. In high school, […]

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How Parents Can Help Children Reach Their Potential Brain Power

Posted November 2, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

by JoAnn Deak, Ph.D. Over the past ten years, all of my professional time has been devoted to keeping up with the staggering onslaught of research on the brain and its implications for parents and schools. Imaging live, healthy and working brains via computer has increased our understanding of how pliable and changeable brains are […]

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WHUT Awarded American Graduate Community Service Grant…

Posted August 24, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

…To Help Washington, DC Improve Youth Outcomes. Washington, DC August 27, 2014) — WHUT has been awarded an American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen community service grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help Washington, DC improve youth outcomes for all students from preschool through college and onto careers. The nation’s graduation rate […]

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Mister Rogers Remixed | Garden of Your Mind

Posted June 14, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

PBS has commissioned John D. Boswell, also known by his Youtube moniker MelodySheep, to revisit the extensive video libraries of PBS’ most famous icons and produce a series of enthralling musical tributes that pay homage to our most beloved figures. The video, “Garden of Your Mind” on the PBS Digital Studios YouTube channel, has now been […]

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Did Climate Change Create Hurricane Sandy?

Posted November 19, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Could climate change be the cause of extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy? Jennifer Francis, a climatologist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, believes that may be the case. In fact, her research shows that Arctic warming may have contributed to many of the extreme weather events of the past few years. Sam Eaton reports […]

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American Graduate Day 2014

Posted September 23, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Wes Moore to Host “American Graduate Day 2014” Live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in NYC, airing September 27 on WHUT Day-long Multiplatform Event Celebrates the “Stories of Champions” — Individuals and Organizations Committed to Improving Outcomes for Youth and Raising Graduation Rates    Special Guests Include Tony Bennett, Juju Chang, Bianna Golodryga, Ingrid Michaelson, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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