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Monica Humphries

2 May 2019

Pflugerville, Texas, United States

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Hands-on experience can improve learning outcomes. By using the Geometry in Construction curriculum, developed by Contextual Learning Concepts, schools across the US are not only teaching kids geometry, they are also ...

The Colorado Sun

Christopher Osher

30 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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At St. Vrain, a public school in Boulder County, Colorado's district, students work on projects for IBM and about 100 other industry partners, sometimes earning money and college credits in the process. Educators from...

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David Singer

25 April 2019

Windham, Maine, United States

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Maine's only offender re-entry program for women in Windham is on its way to replicate the success of similar programs in Texas and Nevada. Federal justice research has shown that offenders that go through re-entry pr...

CityLab

Hallie Golden

22 April 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A Portland program for girls aged 8-14 aims to inspire interest in trade fields such as construction, plumbing, and electricity with a week-long spring break camp. The camp was founded by an organization called Girls ...

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Marcia Biggs

30 March 2019

Rivera Hernandez, Honduras

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Residents of Rivera Hernandez, Honduras are trying to improve their community in a district that’s under gang control. One such effort is a vocational school to train children and adults in electricity and solar energ...

Model D

Patrick Dunn

26 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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There is a lack of new and local talent in the mobility industry, so the Michigan Mobility Institute started the Detroit Mobility Lab to issue master's degrees in mobility after a 9-12 month program. The Lab partners ...

Twin Falls Times-News

Laurie Welch

7 March 2019

Burley, Idaho, United States

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Facing labor shortages, Idaho is seeing a new wave of apprenticeship programs for high school students. Through the Student to Registered Apprentice Program, participants complete a class and on-the-job training while...

The New York Times

John Hanc

22 February 2019

United States

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More students are moving away from the traditional undergraduate experience towards a step-by-step accumulation of traditional degree-based and nontraditional credentials. Casandra Horii of Caltech calls these "stacka...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

7 February 2019

Thailand

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A unique boarding school in Thailand has inspired close to 200 more of its kind. At Mechai Bamboo School, students benefit from a combination of traditional classroom instruction and hands-on activities, including sta...

CivicStory

Donna Liu

30 January 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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An organization in New Jersey called Hopeworks combines trauma-informed practices with career and life-readiness skill-learning. Teens who enter the program are equipped with a team of mentors (academic and life) to h...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

29 January 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella launched two initiatives to help middle income families save money. The first is an awareness campaign called You Earned it Philly, which aims to encourage the over 50,000 peo...

The New York Times

Andrew Ross Sorkin

8 January 2019

United States

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At Lambda School, students pay nothing up front, with the understanding that they will contribute a set percentage of their future salaries to the school's operating costs. Now, Lambda is experimenting with expanding ...

Politico

Janosch Delcker

2 January 2019

Helinski, Finland

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The government of Finland is positioning its country as the leader in practical applications of Artificial Intelligence technology by providing its citizens with a free course. Recognizing the potential in AI technolo...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

24 December 2018

Victoria, Australia

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As climate change has led to more frequent droughts and volatile weather in Australia, climate-dependent jobs like farming are increasingly imperiled. In response, the Australian state government of Victoria launched ...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

13 November 2018

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Researchers are using an approach that has reduced unsafe drinking on college campuses and applying it to preventing sexual assault and harassment by giving students actual facts about what their peers are doing and t...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Marnette Federis

25 October 2018

Swan Island, Oregon, United States

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Inclusive training programs help immigrants fill the demand for middle-skill workers. Programs, such as a maritime welding course in Oregon, allow immigrants to learn new skills, gain certifications, and access career...

Wall Street Journal

Melissa Korn

30 September 2018

California, United States

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Amidst the rise of new forms and packages of higher education, a traditional four year college with no computer science department of its own and a coding boot camp are joining forces. Students at Dominican University...

The News & Observer

Shelbi Polk

27 September 2018

Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States

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The Field Minister Program by the College at Southeastern Baptist Seminary offers inmates inside Nash Correctional the opportunity to study ministry and ultimately be used as a tool to reduce recidivism. Inmates with ...

Chalkbeat

Steve Hendershot

20 September 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, as in other cities, the definition and reality of "career education" is changing quickly - "This program is for any young person who wants to have some employability skills before they graduate from high s...

The Atlantic

Alexis C. Madrigal

29 August 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Building on the Last Mile program that teaches inmates to code in some California prisons, Slack launched an apprenticeship program for the formerly incarcerated. It's a small initiative compared to the vast need, but...

NationSwell

Judith Fein

16 August 2018

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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The YouthWorks Culinary Program has given encouragement and professional opportunities to Santa Fe youth. After working at the program’s popular food truck and in its catering business, some participants have landed j...

Global Press Journal

Marie Michelle Felicien

13 August 2018

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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In Haiti, students past a certain age, many of whom had to help their parents with farm work or didn't have money for transportation, are not allowed to enroll in primary school. The École de la Réussite, started in 2...

Wall Street Journal

Michelle Hackman

13 August 2018

Coventry, Rhode Island, United States

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Volkswagen and Tesla are among a growing number of high profile companies turning to high schools to recruit entry level employees. Proponents believe this new model of career education is more effective because it re...

Al-Fanar Media

Tonny Onyulo

9 August 2018

Uganda

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In 2005 refugee youth at the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, founded the Coburwas school in order to provide students with a better education. Now, it is one of the best performing schools in the camps, ranking in the...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

David D. Haynes

26 July 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In Wisconsin, the Department of Corrections is tailoring their prison education programs to meet the needs of the job market, and it is benefitting former inmates as well as the economy. Milwaukee Area Technical Colle...

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