What are the amazing stories in our community that get looked over? Nia Price-Nascimento learns about West Coast jazz by starting in her sub-basement, and Ahlaam Ibraahim shares how computer science has a huge affect on one girl's life.
Public health researchers have struggled with a leading cause of death in young children: drowning.
Black children face the highest risk – even when they're supervised. The most recent data for Washington state shows black children have more than 3.5 times the drowning risk of children of any other race.
Originally published on Tue August 5, 2014 7:47 am
This week, NPR Ed is focusing on questions about why people play and how play relates to learning.
It's a playful word that's developed something of a bad reputation: "competition." The fear among some parents is that, once children start playing to win, at around 5 years old, losing isn't just hard. It's devastating.
Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 7:24 pm
Today, high school seniors can begin to apply to colleges online through the Common Application. This resource allows students to apply to many colleges at the same time, and in some cases even use the same essay.
But the Common App had major glitches last year and a majority of colleges were unable to download application information. This year, there is new software and hope that the problems are resolved.
The Common App is considered a tool for students, but both parents and applicants have lots of question about the best way to use it.
Getting recognized by any college is a high school athlete's dream. Today, Ahlaam Ibraahim and Angela Nguyen talk to Northwest athletes regarding their goals, experiences, and words of wisdom about how to get exposure -- and how to fulfill the dream of a Division I college scholarship.
Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 10:52 am
It's hot out. The usual midday thunderstorm has just passed, and the few kids hanging out on bleachers around the pool at Miami's Ransom Everglades School finally get the go-ahead to jump in and cool off.
Eight-year-old Gary Kendrick and the others are all here for swim lessons.
"They told us to hold on to the wall and kick our feet and, like, move our arms," Kendrick says. "When I had to swim to one of the counselors, I was really swimming. I ain't even know I was moving."
Is high school truly filled with stereotypes? Ahlaam Ibraahim and Esa Tilija investigate the stereotypes of their schools: Rainier Beach High School, a public school in south Seattle, and University Prep, a private school in north Seattle.