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Arts & Culture

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

Posted April 1, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

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 WHUT Howard University Television

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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Education

Challenge Your Brain With Visual Mind Games

Posted October 25, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

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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Education

Next Avenue: Boomers’ Love/Loathe Relationship With Millennials

Posted June 3, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

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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Education

The Best Way to Pay for College

Posted August 20, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

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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Business & Money

The 7 Best Books for Your Money and Career

Posted October 25, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

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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Education

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony Winners and Highlights

Posted June 24, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

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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Education

Father’s Day Booklist

Posted June 14, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

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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Education

How Parents Can Help Children Reach Their Potential Brain Power

Posted November 2, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

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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Education

WHUT Awarded American Graduate Community Service Grant…

Posted August 24, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

…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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Education

Mister Rogers Remixed | Garden of Your Mind

Posted June 14, 2012 by WHUT Howard University Television

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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