On the Education Beat: New research on teenagers’ brains and more

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<p>Colorado Public Radio education reporter Jenny Brundin.</p>

Photo: On the Education BeatIf there are teenagers in your life -- listen up: It turns that kids really do want to jump off a bridge if their friends do.

Host Ryan Warner talks with CPR’s education reporter, Jenny Brundin, about some new research on teenagers’ brains.

Also, is your share of your kids' college tuition bill shrinking? Lots of parents are contributing less to that college fund.

Brundin and Warner also discuss whether President Obama is really planning a shake-up of higher education.

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