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3:03 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

GED Confusion Could Jeopardize Testing in Juvenile Detention

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Since 1996 kids at McLennan County’s Juvenile Detention Center have been able to prepare for the GED through Waco ISD’s Challenge Academy. But last year the campus lost its certification and students who prepared for the GED there were no longer allowed to take the test. As KWBU’s Jill Ament reports, the school is now applying to get its certification back. 


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Poverty
6:07 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Rep. Castro Talks Poverty At Texas Hunger Initiative Summit

The Texas Hunger Initiative closed out its three day hunger and poverty summit at Baylor University with a talk with Joaquin Castro moderated by Baylor President Ken Starr.


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Higher Education
7:08 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

TSTC's Funding Change And The Demand For Technical Workers

Ryland Barton

Students who enroll in the Texas State Technical College system range from recent high school grads to older folks who’ve been out of school for years. But all of the students are trying to learn skill sets to improve their career opportunities, and usually, make more money. Last year the Texas Legislature changed the way TSTC is funded—no longer would the school be funded based on how many students were at the school or how long they stayed—but rather, the school would be rewarded for how much alumni wages are above the minimum wage.


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Education
4:18 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

USDA Admin Commends Bell's Hill for Food Program Efforts

Jill Ament

Bell's Hill Elementary school in Waco is getting high-needs students to eat healthier and learn about where their food comes from. Today a U.S. Department of Agriculture administrator stopped by to tour the school and check out the school’s lunch program. 


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Local News
10:04 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Become A Member During KWBU's Fall Membership Event October 2-10!

Fall is here and it's time to renew your membership or make your first pledge to KWBU.

Join us in celebrating public radio in the Heart of Texas, become a member!

Call us now at 254-710-1033.

Or donate online here!

Email Loretta@kwbu.org to enter into the drawing for an iPad Mini! Don't forget to provide your name, email and phone number.

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