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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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The Fight to Keep Teachers in Tech Hubs From Being Priced Out

The New York Times

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In an attempt to retain teacher talent, the Santa Clara Unified School District has begun renting out apartments to teachers at subsidized rates so they can afford to stay and teach. While several cities across the country have attempted ways to offer more affordable housing to teachers, they are...

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This deep-red state decided to make a serious investment in preschools. It's paying off big-time.

Mother Jones

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In 2017, Alabama was one of only three states to meet all 10 of the national recognized benchmarks for preschool quality. The state credits bipartisan support, a low teacher-to-student ratio, and high teacher salaries and credential requirements for its recent improvements. “We hoped that quality...

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Virtual Reality Helps Hospice Workers See Life And Death Through A Patient's Eyes

NPR

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The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is using virtual reality to help medical students empathize with patients who are at the end of their lives. The technology has also been used to create other simulations and help health-care workers in training better understand their...

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District sends teachers on home visits to help get more students to college

The Hechinger Report

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A West Virginia town is using a federal grant to expand a preschool teacher home visiting program to high school students. "We’re coming to build a relationship with you because we know that you’re an expert on how your child learns, and we as educators can learn a lot from you," says the executi...

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A venture fund supports “model providers,” which have developed proven models to improve learning and shared them with many schools

The Hechinger Report

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Teton Science Schools, New Classrooms, and Summit Learning are examples of "model providers" - schools that have found solutions that seem to solve common issues faced by many elementary and secondary schools. Through the New Schools Venture Fund, "highly successful school[s are] taking a subset ...

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In France, School Lessons Ask: Which Twitter Post Should You Trust?

The New York Times

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France is at the forefront of efforts to integrate internet literacy into standard primary and secondary course requirements. By partnering with journalists and educators, the French government is working to stop the spread of misinformation by teaching students how to identify misleading tweets,...

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