UW neuroscientist wins prize for science toy design: Robijanto Soetedjo took second place in a national contest for designing a bioelectric toy set that enables children to measure signals created by a working muscle. Soetedjo first came up with the idea for the toy while trying to explain his job as a neuroscientist to his children.
More students go hungry as college costs rise (The Washington Post): The number of college food banks has increased from four in 2008 to 121 today. Officials point to rising college costs and an influx of first-generation students as two possible reasons for the increase.
Recent grads expect to pay off student loans for decades (NPR): As part of its Paying for College series, NPR sat down with three recent college graduates and asked them about their student-loan debt.
- 16-year-old school stabbing suspect charged as adult (Los Angeles Times)
- Colo. early-education program uses play therapy to connect kids (The Denver Post)
- Conn. legislators propose major expansion of preschool programs (The Hartford Courant)