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Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on Monday.

The program is open to any of the company’s 135,000 United States employees, provided they work at least 20 hours a week and have the grades and test scores to gain admission to Arizona State. For a barista with at least two years of college credit, the company will pay full tuition; for those with fewer credits it will pay part of the cost, but even for many of them, courses will be free, with government and university aid.

Do any of you work at Starbucks? Does this change the way you view such a job?

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Congrats to these inspiring American Graduates! Best of luck in college!!!

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"A group of children broke into a radio station in Western Australia’s remote Kimberley region and put themselves live on air for an impromptu late-night show full of swearing."

Amazing story. WNYC is reaching out to give these kids a time slot.
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Now, we know Youth Voice students would know the FCC regulations to follow… ;)

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At age 13, Brittany Wenger began to teach herself how to write code. At age 17, she won the 2012 Google Science Fair for creating a neural network, making breast cancer detection less expensive, less painful, and more accurate. WOW. And she’s still going!

Brittany was recently invited to address the Royal Society of Medicine in London about using artificial intelligence to teach computers to diagnose cancer. Brittany, who was also honored last December as one of Time’s “30 People Under 30 Changing the World,” built an artificial neural network to detect patterns in a large database of breast tissue samples, creating a low-cost and highly accurate method for diagnosing breast cancer. 

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School Lunch Debate: What’s At Stake?
School lunches have never been known for culinary excellence. But to be fair, the National School Lunch Program — which provides free or reduced lunches to about 31 million kids every day — has never aimed to dazzle as much as to fill little bellies.
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School Lunch Debate: What’s At Stake?

School lunches have never been known for culinary excellence. But to be fair, the National School Lunch Program — which provides free or reduced lunches to about 31 million kids every day — has never aimed to dazzle as much as to fill little bellies.

Image: kcline/iStockphoto.com

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I applied for it right away. I really liked technology and video games. There wasn’t really a program at my school that had to do with games. If there was, it was very male heavy.

Jessy Jo Gomez started designing video games as a high schooler. What a great start to a career!

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(from the Ithaca Journal)

[Ugandan Water Project] nonprofit groups installs rainwater collection systems on community buildings such as churches and clinics, as well as schools in the African country. The systems — which are essentially a 2,600 gallon polyvinyl tanks with a gutter and flushing mechanisms — cost $3,500 a piece. Dryden students raised nearly $10,000, enough to install two complete systems.

AWESOME. Way to go Dryden teens!

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Happy birthday, Anne Frank! The prescient poem she penned at age 10 in a friend’s notebook

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Happy birthday, Anne Frank! The prescient poem she penned at age 10 in a friend’s notebook

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Researcher Maeve Duggan discusses digital life after death at minute 7…

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Fantastic signs!

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Fantastic signs!

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Chenango Forks student and emergency volunteer superstar. Talk about using your voice (and driving skills!) to do good! So awesome.

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It’ll be interesting to see if other large companies do this… Is this what your future job hunt will look like?

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Check out this promo from a tech program at Tompkins-Senica-Tioga BOCES:

Digital Media Technology students will experience an overview of graphic design, video production, and video game development.

And 6 free college credits = amazing!

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"I went to school through a combination of grants, loans, and working."

— President Obama is sharing his own experiences at the Tumblr Q&A. (via chels)

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Some YouthVoice students could seriously benefit from this list… 

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