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Institutions, projects, and activities that support the mission of education. These stories, which range from literacy promotion to teacher training programs, focus on the manifold ways of offering and pursuing an education. Supplementary and continuing education programs—such as ESL and adult education—fall under this category, alongside testing services, scholarship programs, and educational management.

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Denver School Principal On How Black Students Led Swift Changes To History Curriculum

NPR

Multi-Media / 800-1500 Words

After an emotionally intense visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., students from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College in Denver realized their history curriculum was overdue for a drastic overhaul. Black students expressed the need to se...

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Chesapeake teacher, students create virtual orchestra during COVID-19 pandemic

WTKR

Broadcast TV News / Under 800 Words

Although the pandemic is keeping students and teachers apart, an orchestra teacher in Chesapeake, Virginia found a way to bring his students together through a virtual concert. Crestwood Middle School Orchestra Director Orion Burke recorded himself playing the song to a metronome, and students ea...

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A course on the coronavirus builds community for new students

The Hechinger Report

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In order to offset the lack of in-person community building that is often part of the college experience for incoming freshmen, an interdisciplinary team of professors at Manhattanville College in New York developed a special online course. The 4-week course integrates and requires students to ad...

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'Black At' Instagram accounts put campus racism on display

The Hechinger Report

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Students at colleges across the U.S. are taking to social media to confront racism and biases at their campuses. Over 40 "Black at" Instagram accounts were launched in June on which students share their personal stories of racism on campus, educate interested parties through reading lists, and sh...

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How one Seattle teacher kept his kindergartners engaged through the coronavirus closures

The Seattle Times

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When many schools across the U.S. suspended in-person school and switched to virtual learning, a teacher was able to successfully keep his students motivated and hopeful despite the drastic decrease in physical interaction. Kevin Gallagher, a kindergarten teacher, recorded his lessons and uploade...

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Police reformers push for de-escalation training, but the jury is out on its effectiveness

ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)

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Teaching police de-escalation tactics to avoid the use of force in a crisis is a popular suggestion in the police-reform debate, but a number of structural deficits make success a great unknown. Before police departments embrace the concept, they must first realize there has been no rigorous test...

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