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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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Colleges are starting to teach blockchain technology -- but its not enough for some

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While some universities have been hesitant to let blockchain technology into the traditional halls of academia, UC Berkeley has started offering blockchain entrepreneurship courses and student-run blockchain clubs and is actively looking for more ways to collaborate with industry partners. But UC...

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Can Teachers Stop Teens From Considering Suicide? New York State Thinks So.

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New York state now requires all public schools to incorporate mental health education into the standard K-12 curriculum. Proponents see this approach as a promising response to the national suicide epidemic, but some worry the ask is unrealistic when teachers don't receive specific training or th...

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Opioid-addicted students pose new challenges for colleges

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The opioid crisis has thrust colleges into a new role - recovery house. Compared to 2013, when only a couple dozen colleges had addiction recovery programs, today, there are close to 200. Of the students who enroll, one study found, only eight percent relapse. Although an increasing number of hig...

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Meet The School That Educates Children Hidden In India’s Margins

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According to some estimates, close to 8 million children in India are out of primary school. By offering small group learning and self-directed education opportunities, the Gubbachi Learning Community provides a necessarily flexible framework for migrant children in Bangalore to catch up on basic...

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How to Create Learning Opportunities For Kids on the Bus

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In many districts, minority students from high-poverty neighborhoods have to ride a school bus over 90 minutes to their classroom. To offset the historic burden of school transportation on low-income students, educators have been brainstorming ways to incorporate productive and engaging activitie...

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Making a chore educational: Grocery store experiment aims to inspire learning

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Recognizing that "much of childhood happens outside the classroom," a Philadelphia initiative is creating opportunities for students to learn basic math concepts and gain basic literacy skills while shopping in the grocery store. "Talk It Up" is part of a long term push to encourage conversation ...

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