Monday: Labor Day Special
One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age
Researchers have long known the best way to learn is with a personal tutor. But tutoring is expensive. Providing the benefits of tutoring to everyone hasn’t been possible. Now, experts say technology creates new ways for schools to customize education for each student. This program documents the rise of so-called “personalized learning.” It takes listeners to schools that are reinventing their approach to education, and explores how teaching and learning change when personalization replaces one-size-fits-all in the classroom.
Tuesday: Paying Student Loans
Congress recently passed legislation to decrease interest rates on student loans that more than 60% of Connecticut students need to off-set the escalating cost of college, a statistic that is similar for college students around the country. But, the new rates, while capped, will be allowed to rise higher as we move forward, making college less affordable for many families. So, while student loan rates are down this year, because they are tied to future Treasury note rates, students may soon be on the hook for debt that could rise higher than most mortgage rates… for college tuitions that just keep getting steeper. Some, like President Obama, thinks the legislation is a good deal for students. Others, like Senator Blumenthal, say no. Join the conversation.
Today’s news roundtable, we’ll be previewing primaries throughout the state.
Thursday: Doodle it
Ever been caught doodling at work or in class? You’re not alone. And if you’ve been told doodling is a sign you’re distracted, a study actually shows that may not be the case. Doodling can be a way to focus, absorb information, and channel extra energy. Join us while we have a conversation with expert doodlers in studio and author Sunni Brown about her forthcoming book, “The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently.”
Friday: LIVE at UCONN
Join us for an interview with University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst live today from the student union.