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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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California community colleges work to solve housing for foster youths

EdSource

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Several programs have cropped up throughout California to help former foster youth navigate what has been identified as the biggest challenge of aging out of the foster case system -- housing. NextUp and other initiatives at community colleges provide counseling and financial support to students ...

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The Courtroom of the Future Looks a Lot Like This Navajo Tradition

NationSwell

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Brooklyn’s Red Hook Peacemaking Program, part of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, is bringing together individuals in conflict to practice restorative justice. The program accepts cases coming through various courts, schools, and personal references, and brings together families, friends, a...

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At Colleges, What's Old Is New: Retirees Living on Campus

The New York Times

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At Arizona State, retirees pay a fee to live on campus, take classes, and be a part of the college community. This setup offers a unique opportunity for intergenerational mixing and mentoring and a new revenue stream for institutions with declining enrollment.

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PROJECT OKLAHOMA: Miami school district creates new program to keep teachers

KTUL (ABC 8 Tulsa)

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To stop teachers from leaving the state, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, school district developed a mentoring and professional development program. Compared to four years ago, when the state lost 37 teachers to neighboring states, in the most recent school year, this number was down to two.

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Tech giants and 2-year colleges are teaming up to teach in-demand skills

Education Dive

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Amazon has developed a cloud computing certificate. It is one of a growing number of technology companies partnering with community colleges and increasingly four year colleges to offer vendor-specific curriculum. But critics don't believe colleges will be able to change coursework as fast as the...

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Can Calbright reinvent online community college?

Education Dive

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With $100 million in funds from California's state legislature, a group is launching an online community college targeted at adult learners. The college is unique for its focus on skill-based learning in lieu of traditional degree-based learning and its mobile learning options that allow students...

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