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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 11, 2014

More Young Adults Get Inpatient Psychiatric Care After Health Law

This story was reported in partnership with Kaiser Health News

More of Illinois Public Media's coverage on mental health care in central Illinois

By Jay Hancock

Mental health admissions of young people rose 9 percent after implementation of a key portion of the Affordable Care Act, researchers say.

Expanded coverage for young adults under the Affordable Care Act substantially raised inpatient hospital visits related to mental health, finds a study conducted by researchers at Indiana and Purdue universities.

Categories: Mental Health



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 11, 2014

iPads Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School’s Band

By Eric Westervelt

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(Duration: 7:15)

Practice time for the PS 177 band.

There's a steady stream of hype surrounding the pluses and pitfalls of classroom tablet computers. But for a growing number of special education students tablets and their apps are proving transformative. The tablets aren't merely novel and fun. With guidance from creative teachers, they are helping to deepen engagement, communication, and creativity.

Categories: Education, Music, Technology

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 11, 2014

College For Free: Tulsa’s Radical Idea

By Corny Turner and Claudio Sanchez

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Who can say no to a free college education?

The average cost of one college year across all degree-granting intuitions in the U.S. was more than $19,000 in 2012, and we don't need to tell you what direction the price is heading. Which means lots of students are now borrowing heavily to make college work. President Obama threw some of them a lifeline earlier this week, with revisions to the government's Pay As You Earn program.

Categories: Economics, Education

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