college http://www.kplu.org en For first time, Latinos represent largest minority group in colleges http://www.kplu.org/post/first-time-latinos-represent-largest-minority-group-colleges In a new study, The Pew Hispanic Center says that for the first time ever, Hispanics have become the largest minority group in the country's college campuses.<p>It's a report that marks many firsts for the ethnic group, which has been making great strides in education since 1972.<p>Among them: For the first time, there were more than 2 million latinos ages 18 to 24 enrolled. They reached a record 16.5 percent of all college enrollment. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 00:11:20 +0000 6032 at http://www.kplu.org Do Law Schools Cook Their Employment Numbers? http://www.kplu.org/post/do-law-schools-cook-their-employment-numbers It's often assumed that even in tough times, lawyers can find good jobs. But that proposition is being overturned by a tight legal market, and by a glut of graduates.<p>The nation's law schools are facing growing pressure to be more upfront about their graduates' job prospects. Many students say they were lured in by juicy job numbers, but when they got out, all they ended up with is massive debt.<p>Chloe Gilgan enrolled at New York Law School in 2005, with one thing in mind: getting a good paying job. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:23:32 +0000 Larry Abramson 3756 at http://www.kplu.org Do Law Schools Cook Their Employment Numbers? New report details gaps in graduation rates at U.S. colleges http://www.kplu.org/post/new-report-details-gaps-graduation-rates-us-colleges <p>A new study from the group Complete College America says that despite years of increasing enrollments at colleges around the country, the number of students finishing college is stagnant.</p><p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:37:51 +0000 Glenn Mosley 2763 at http://www.kplu.org Anniversary brings out gratitude for troops in one farmer http://www.kplu.org/post/anniversary-brings-out-gratitude-troops-one-farmer <p>Reflections of an eastern Washington farmer harvesting alfalfa with a massive tractor:</p><p>&quot;This is about the only piece of farm equipment that has air conditioning. (Laughs) My name is Collette McEntire and I am swathing third cutting export alfalfa hay.</p><p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:14:43 +0000 Anna King 2524 at http://www.kplu.org Anniversary brings out gratitude for troops in one farmer In Kent, kindergarten is time to consider college http://www.kplu.org/post/kent-kindergarten-time-consider-college <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983560.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983560.mp3</a></p><p>School starts up again in a couple of weeks and a lot of kids have just begun to think about the coming year. &nbsp;Kindergarteners in Kent, though, are already mulling over higher education.</p><p>The school district is trying a unique approach to helping students get to college.</p><p> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 13:30:00 +0000 Charla Bear 2436 at http://www.kplu.org In Kent, kindergarten is time to consider college