high school http://kuow.org en Nathan Cummings On Becoming A National Student Poet http://kuow.org/post/nathan-cummings-becoming-national-student-poet <p>Elizabeth Austen features <a href="http://www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/national-student-poets-program/nathan-cummings/" target="_blank">Nathan Cummings</a>, a senior at Mercer Island High School, as he reads his poem "Proteus" and describes what being named as one of five <a href="http://www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/national-student-poets-program/" target="_blank">National Student Poets</a> in 2013 has meant to him. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:20:51 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 23958 at http://kuow.org Nathan Cummings On Becoming A National Student Poet FOUND Magazine, High School Reunions, And Radio Retrospective http://kuow.org/post/found-magazine-high-school-reunions-and-radio-retrospective <p><strong>A World Of Things Waiting To Be Found</strong></p><p></p><p>Ever walked past a crumpled note and wondered what the history behind it is?&nbsp;Davy Rothbart, the founder of <a href="http://foundmagazine.com/">FOUND Magazine</a>, has. He’s turned that curiosity for found objects into a career. Marcie Sillman talked with Rothbart and his brother Peter Rothbart, an expert finder and musician, back in 2006 about lost trinkets, stray photographs and cast-aside artifacts just waiting to be discovered. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Stories From High School Reunions</strong></p><p></p><p>One weekend back in 2005, <em>Weekday </em>Producer Katy Sewall attended her 10-year high school reunion. Katy claimed to have a wonderful time. High school reunions are notorious for disappointment, competition and awkward moments. But some listeners say they’re worth it. In this 2005 segment, Steve Scher talked with listeners and a few familiar voices from the KUOW studios.</p><p><strong>Radio Retrospective: The War Of The Worlds</strong></p><p>“The War of The Worlds” was an episode of the American radio drama, <em>The Mercury Theatre on the Air</em>. It aired on October 30, 1938, and convinced a number of listeners that a real alien invasion was in progress. In this edition of <em>Weekday</em>’s Radio Retrospective, Steve Scher talks with Katy Sewall about “The War of The Worlds” broadcast and explores whether listeners back then were just plain gullible.</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18567 at http://kuow.org FOUND Magazine, High School Reunions, And Radio Retrospective New Wash. Math Requirement May Delay Graduation For 3,730 High School Seniors http://kuow.org/post/new-wash-math-requirement-may-delay-graduation-3730-high-school-seniors <p>Two months before high school commencement,&nbsp;9,083 seniors still haven’t passed Washington state’s new math graduation requirement.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:16:06 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 11625 at http://kuow.org New Wash. Math Requirement May Delay Graduation For 3,730 High School Seniors Pass A Citizenship Test To Graduate? http://kuow.org/post/pass-citizenship-test-graduate <p>It’s not just math anymore, students are falling behind in history and civics too. A new report by independent, non-partisan research organization — the Pioneer Institute — says the state of US history and civics education is so abysmal that it makes “reading, mathematics and science achievement seem robust by comparison.” Washington state’s record isn’t any better. The state received a D grade from educational excellence organization, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, for its quote “meager” US history standards.</p><p>To reverse this trend the Pioneer Institute report recommends a simple policy: require high school graduates to pass the US citizenship test. Ross Reynolds talks with Sandra Stotsky, professor of education reform and one of the authors of this report.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:15:57 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11627 at http://kuow.org The Teenage Dream: Fitting In, Yet Standing Out http://kuow.org/post/teenage-dream-fitting-yet-standing-out <p>RadioActive's Halle Bills takes a look at the high school tradition of hazing or "froshing." Froshing happens at high schools across the country. It is an initiation process where incoming freshmen are humiliated as they start the school year. &nbsp;A source in our Public Insight Network helped make this story happen.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:43:59 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Halle Bills 1569 at http://kuow.org