high school http://kcur.org en Delving Into Debate http://kcur.org/post/delving-debate <p></p><p>High school debate competitions are about more than just arguing over one issue. Fierce rivalries on the floor become close friendships when the dust settles, and the skills kids are learning can propel them far beyond the local classroom.</p><p>In the second part of Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about the relevance and benefits of participating in high school debate and speech and why it’s so popular with students.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:04:16 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57014 at http://kcur.org Delving Into Debate Graduation Anxiety http://kcur.org/post/graduation-anxiety <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 55239 at http://kcur.org Graduation Anxiety Tech-Savvy Students Contend In Local Robotics Competition http://kcur.org/post/tech-savvy-students-contend-local-robotics-competition <p>It seems like we depend on machines for nearly everything we do, and a whole new breed of mechanical wonders is invading Kansas City this weekend for the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">2014 KC Regional First Robotics Competition.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about the competition that's attracting more than a thousand high school students who have designed their own robots. </span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guests:</span></strong></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:55:58 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 52646 at http://kcur.org Tech-Savvy Students Contend In Local Robotics Competition Parents, Teens & High School Dating http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-high-school-dating <p>It’s almost back to school time, and that means worrying about getting the right school supplies, remembering a locker combination and, if you’re a teenager, figuring out how you fit in the dating scene.</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with psychologist <strong>Wes Crenshaw</strong> and teen experts <strong>Kendra Schwartz </strong>and <strong>Josie Myers </strong>about how teens might find real love in high school, while swimming in a sea of hormones, hook-ups and angst.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 41812 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & High School Dating Class Of 2013: Preparing The Speech http://kcur.org/post/class-2013-preparing-speech <p>It’s graduation season, and across the metro, high school valedictorians and senior speakers are putting the finishing touches on their commencement addresses. At <a href="http://www.delasallecenter.org/" target="_blank">DeLaSalle Education Center</a>, Sandra Perez is excited, and a little nervous, to give the speech she wrote, which was selected out of the graduating class of 52 to be part of the commencement celebration.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 21:37:35 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 37079 at http://kcur.org Class Of 2013: Preparing The Speech Reflections on high school http://kcur.org/post/reflections-high-school <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Watching the teenage experience</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">In 2008,&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://www.wetv.com/shows/high-school-confidential" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">High School Confidential</a>,&nbsp;</em>a documentary-type show that followed 12 high school girls at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park through their four years of high school, aired on WE tv. <strong>Sharon Liese</strong> is the filmmaker who created this show, and conceived the idea to create a documentary about the high school experience when her own daughter was going through high school.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp; Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:01 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 30787 at http://kcur.org Reflections on high school Wake Up, Kids! Children, Sleep, & School http://kcur.org/post/wake-kids-children-sleep-school <p>What teenager hasn't slept in until Noon on a weekend?</p> <p>It comes as no surprise when you consider that teens need more sleep then their younger counterparts. So why, then, do we ask teens to be the ones to start the school day, as early as 7 a.m.? Why do their elementary-aged sisters and brothers get to start school later?</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:04:04 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 22990 at http://kcur.org Wake Up, Kids! Children, Sleep, & School Parents, Teens & Graduation http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-graduation <p>The class of 2012 may be excited to move on, but to what exactly? Recent high school graduates are facing some big challenges. Tue, 29 May 2012 14:26:33 +0000 Stephen Steigman 18440 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Graduation