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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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When Public School Starts at Age 3

The New York Times

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In Washington D.C., public preschool teachers are paid similar salaries to public elementary school teachers and each pre-K site receives Head Start funding. The system, which starts with three-year-olds, is getting early results.

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How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round

NPR

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Brownsville Collaborative Middle School is one of a growing number of elementary schools in the U.S. using community gardens to teach predominantly low-income students about healthy food options and provide produce to larger communities situated in food deserts.

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Want Kids to Learn the Joy of Reading? Barbershops and Laundromats Can Help

The New York Times

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Across the United States, barbershops, laundromats, libraries, and other civic institutions are collaborating to provide more "informal" spaces for kids to practice their reading skills. The initiatives are often located in community gathering spots in economically distressed areas, and help chi...

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High-school apprenticeship programs give kids a chance to earn money, credit, work experience

The Seattle Times

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Over the next two years, the state of Washington will use $25 million provided by the state legislature to increase the number and range of high school apprenticeship programs. Career Connect Washington, which expands on previous apprenticeship initiatives, offers the opportunity for students to ...

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How Daily Farm Work and Outdoor Projects Make Learning in High School Better for Teens

KQED

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After teachers noticed high school students were lacking interest and motivation, one rural Maine town decided to completely reimagine the curriculum for the first year of high school. The school developed a program, based around outdoor project-based learning and community-building exercises, th...

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Closing the achievement gap, with help from the Mayo Clinic

Washington Post

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By partnering with the Mayo Clinic, focusing on just two bachelor's degree programs (in health sciences), and emphasizing the importance of close support systems between faculty and students, the decade-old University of Minnesota at Rochester is quickly closing achievement gaps. Can the model, w...

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