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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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After a 27-Year Sentence, This Man Is Giving Prisoners Hope and Knowledge

Global Citizen

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After receiving parole following a 27-year sentence, Lawrence Bartley started News Inside – a print publication that is distributed in jails and prisons across the United States. As part of the Marshall Project, News Inside provides incarcerated individuals with stories and information about crim...

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SFUSD program intervenes early to keep kids out of special ed for behavior

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In the United States, African American students are disproportionately placed into special ed tracks based on behavior issues. In an attempt to reverse this trend, the Shoestring Children's Center helps kids aged three to five, many of whom are black, learn to focus and manage their emotions.

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Changing How You Think Helps The Transition From Prisoner Back To Citizen

NPR

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For people reentering society after prison, the Reentry Initiative offers them the services and support they need. The program, housed at California State San Bernardino, provides former inmates the tools they need to avoid recidivism and rebuild their lives. Some of the classes offered are compu...

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Laundromats are playing an unlikely role in the effort to shrink America's literacy gap

Quartz

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The average American family spends more than two hours at the local laundromat. The Clinton Foundation and other partners have set up "Reading & Play Spaces" in 250 laundromats across the country to encourage literacy and parent-child interactions: "This project is part of a much larger vision to...

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Help Wanted: The Immigrant Opportunity | A daunting maze of barriers

Pine Tree Watch

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Organizations and local governments in Maine put together the complex puzzle that is immigrant employment status. By connecting varying pieces, from providing English classes to establishing professional credentials, organizations help fill gaps in Maine's economy by recognizing and supporting qu...

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How California Is Making Up for 20 Years of English-Only Education

Pacific Standard

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In California, half of school-aged children are the children of immigrants. Among many other initiatives in the city, a community-wide training project in Fresno aims to improve how adults in the city work with students of immigrant families. One of the challenges of the renewed push for a biling...

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