Minnesota Public Radio features by Suzanne Pekow http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30575 en-us Copyright 2016 Minnesota Public Radio Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:43:11 -0600 Minnesota Public Radio features by Suzanne Pekow http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 The stress of racism may impact learning A new study finds that black and Latino students who experience racism have higher levels of cortisol, a hormone linked to stress, and one that is known to impact focus and learning. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/20/racism-stress?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:18:25 -0500 Talking about race in schools Can children as young as 4 learn to have meaningful dialogues about race? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/10/13/talking-about-race-in-schools?refid=0 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:57:17 -0500 How Tutoring Helps Students Private tutoring is no longer just for the rich kids. Our guest tells us how the individual attention improves student learning and graduation rates. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/11/how-tutoring-helps-students?refid=0 Wed, 11 May 2016 14:50:00 -0500 Freshmen find summer help smoothes path to college The summer before freshman year of college can be daunting for some students, especially those who are first in their families to go to college. Mentors can help students avoid that "summer melt." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/14/summer-study?refid=0 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:30:00 -0500 Anniversary of 19th Amendment a reminder of importance of voting rights For most of us voting is integral to being a citizen, whether we exercise that right or not. The importance of having the vote is perhaps most evident to those who don't have it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/18/19th-amendment-anniversary?refid=0 Wed, 18 Aug 2010 14:00:00 -0500 Advice: Get outdoors so winter won't win Every year about this time, some Minnesotans start to dream about warmer climates. But others are determined to find a way to enjoy winter, because it can last a very long time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/10/winter-excercise?refid=0 Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:43:18 -0600