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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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Inmates are learning to be their own bosses after they leave jail behind

Mashable

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Inmates to Entrepreneurs has graduated 1 million people from its eight-week program that teaches incarcerated people how to start their own low-capital businesses. An extension of a free online entrepreneurship course, Starter U, the program offered in-person workshops until COVID forced it to go...

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L.A. Unified experiments with new tutoring program during pandemic

EdSource

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Step Up is a pilot tutoring program that was launched to help students in the Los Angeles Unified School District navigate virtual learning during the pandemic. The program is only open to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, and pairs them up with tutors if their teachers opt into the program. So far, nin...

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Zoom Funerals, Outdoor Classes: Jails and Prisons Evolve Amid the Pandemic

The Marshall Project

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When the pandemic forced jails and prisons to ban educational classes and cut off visits between outsiders and their loved ones behind bars, some jailers opened their facilities to remote-learning and -visiting tools. The result is a boom in the use of video conferencing for literacy classes, voc...

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How one California preschool program is helping youngest learners with math

EdSource

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Educators at the Lighthouse for Children Child Development Center piloted a 45-minute, weekly, math zoom session for toddlers. Parents attend the zoom lesson, and they are taught by educators. The program can offer some lessons in how to teach toddlers math virtually.

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Cleveland learning pods help ESL learners during remote learning, but space, funding are limited

The Land

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Learning pods are helping students in Cleveland access a safe and supportive space to complete their virtual school lessons during the coronavirus pandemic. Although space is limited at the centers and they can't replace the social benefits of in-person schooling, the students who have attended a...

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Need a place for school age students to learn online in Detroit? A new child care scholarship offers a quick solution.

Chalkbeat

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In Michigan, state officials started offering child care subsidies to online learners ages 5-12, nearly 20,000 children enrolled. The aid is helping parents, guardians, and caretakers of school-age children continue to work while their children receive guided instruction. Local organizations and ...

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