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Concord Monitor

Kelly Burch

8 December 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Across the state of New Hampshire, school districts found themselves adjusting to the meet the particular needs of special needs students. Outside tents, remote games, and equipping paraprofessionals with Chromebooks,...

Impacthub Media

Zeddy Odanga

7 December 2020

Kibera, Nairobi Area, Kenya

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Concerned with a rise in misbehavior by students who were staying home much more due to the coronavirus pandemic, a resident of Kibera started a rope-making project that both engages and employs the children. I felt t...

Christian Science Monitor

Sarah Matusek

2 December 2020

New Jersey, United States

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CS Remastered is a nonprofit that provides free individualized coding classes to students. The kind of one-on-one tutoring they might not get at school. The nonprofit was started by 17-year-old, Samvit Agarwal, who go...

LAist

Mariana Dale

30 November 2020

Rowland Heights, California, United States

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One school district is taking a creative approach to increase student attendance during the pandemic— care packages. In Rowland Unified School District, kindergarten teachers came up with the idea of sending care pack...

Next City

Emily Nonko

24 November 2020

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Youth experiencing unstable housing in New Haven, Connecticut can build life skills in exchange for gift cards through an app built by a nonprofit. DreamKit incentivizes positive change for disadvantaged young people ...

The Seattle Times

Joy Resmovits

22 November 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, voters approved to fund a program that gives public high-school graduates two years of free community college. Then, the pandemic hit the year it was supposed to begin. Educators and school officials quick...

The Boston Globe

Naomi Martin

15 November 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Teachers are having to restructure the way they teach due to the pandemic imposed challenges of virtual classes. This story chronicles how three different teachers adjusted their instruction. From having students brea...

Journalism.co.uk

Sophie Aristotelous

12 November 2020

United Kingdom

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There isn’t a lot of media outlets providing age-appropriate news for children. So, four journalists came together to create “KidNuz,” a children’s news podcast. The show has garnered thousands of listeners. “Although...

Kensington Voice

Steve Volk

12 November 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A pilot program within the child welfare system in Philadelphia is providing wraparound services for parents at risk of losing custody of their children. The multi-disciplinary services include an attorney, social wor...

Chicago Sun-Times

Mitch Dudek

11 November 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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After the Chicago Public Library decided to forgive overdue fines for its patrons, there were significant positive results. Within five months after eliminating overdue fines 1,650 books were returned monthly, compare...

KXAN-TV

Stassy Olmos

9 November 2020

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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In Nashville, school officials quickly found out that English Learner families were technologically falling behind and not logging into class. The school district decided to help families by creating 10 in-person tech...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

9 November 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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In Austin, some families pay upwards of $1,300 a month to place their children in learning pods, an option not all families can afford. To help working families an organization launched Community Pods, which offers th...

WAVY-TV

Lex Gray

9 November 2020

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Norfolk Public Schools had a unique approach to addressing student performance post-pandemic—giving students an incomplete instead of failing them. The move revealed racial disparities that allowed the district to res...

EdSource

Zaidee Stavely

6 November 2020

Fresno, California, United States

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Teachers in some California dual-language classrooms are coming up with creative ways to help students practice and learn languages during remote-only learning. Across Fresno Unified School District, teachers develop ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

28 October 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A new learning pod at a church is serving at least 30 students in Philadelphia. The idea for the pod was the result of a listening tour with the community. “We heard directly from parents and caregivers about their ne...

Bloomberg

Isabelle Lee

28 October 2020

Philippines

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In the Philippines, more than half of households have limited access to the internet, making remote teaching challenging. Schools, teachers, and the government have found creative ways to reach students. Some teachers...

Education Next

Marty West

21 October 2020

United States

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Nationally, civic courses lack rigor, partly because few states require coursework in civics. A new video game called “Portrait of a Tyrant,” based on the Declaration of Independence, could change that. “Let’s gamify ...

KXAN-TV

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Catenya McHenry

Ben Friberg

16 October 2020

United States

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This T.V. segment showcases multiple solutions used by school districts and nonprofits across the nation, from creating cell phone towers so students have access to reliable wifi, to curbside meals, to learning pods. ...

Nigerian Tribune

Ifedayo Ogunyemi

15 October 2020

Ogun State, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, non-profit organizations are helping to organize and deliver virtual journalism-related training to university students who can't attend classes as normal due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although some stu...

Al Jazeera

Kalpana Sunder

12 October 2020

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Back in 1988, Bina Sheth Lashkar, started noticing that students who lived in Slums were dropping out at high rates because they had to work to support their families. So, Bina and her colleague created Door Step Scho...

KDVR-TV

Lori Jane Gliha

12 October 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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In Denver, learning pods are helping students access virtual classes during a pandemic. At the Adams 12 school district, 4000 students, district-wide, participate in the pod. Similarly, HOPE Online Learning Academy Co...

Knox Pages

Grant Pepper

8 October 2020

Wooster, Ohio, United States

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A collaboration between Ohio's Wooster City Schools and the College of Wooster has allowed for an enhanced educational experience for many students during the coronavirus pandemic. The partnership not only provides tu...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

6 October 2020

United States

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Engaging parents during the pandemic is crucial for student learning. This story takes a look at methods undertaken by an organization in U.S. and another in Botswana. In the U.S., Springboard, has a five-week summer ...

The Seattle Times

Alia Wong

5 October 2020

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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The city of Tulsa took a variety of steps to make sure English as a Second Language learners didn’t fall behind in their virtual classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. First, school officials made sure students had the...

Las Cruces Sun-News

Miranda Cyr

2 October 2020

Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States

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The Carlsbad Literacy Program provides free tutoring to adults who want help with their literacy skills. The program's students in the program include English language learners, and also helps with citizenship skills,...

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