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The Hechinger Report

Laura Pappano

18 May 2020

United States

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Colleges across the nation suspended in-person classes due to the coronavirus, but it also meant suspending campus life—a classic staple of the American college experience. Students innovated by creating their own ver...

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Velvet Wahl

15 May 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, several schools are flipping the traditional format of school on its head; at home, students watch recorded lessons and then, during the day in the classroom, they work through homework. Advocates believe ...

Next City

Jared Brey

13 May 2020

South Bend, Indiana, United States

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An Indiana-based architect started a virtual camp for elementary school-aged girls focused on the lesser-known field of landscape architecture. The weekly virtual lessons work by explaining the career and concepts of ...

The Hechinger Report

Gail Robinson

10 May 2020

New York, United States

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Students in the Mineola school district had a head start when schools around the country switched to online classes as a result of the coronavirus? Since 2017, students as young as kindergarteners have been learning t...

The Atlantic

Emily Richmond

2 May 2020

Danvers, Massachusetts, United States

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What happens when vocational education goes online? In Danvers, Massachusetts, one high school is pioneering creative solutions such as dropping off mannequin heads for cosmetology students, setting students up with a...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

2 May 2020

Mesa, Arizona, United States

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The Summit Learning Program is an online program that offers personalized lessons in science, social studies, math, and English language arts for students in grades four through 12. “Nearly 400 schools use it across 4...

EdSource

Sydney Johnson

27 April 2020

California, United States

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Following early rumors of coronavirus-related school closings, one California school district took quick actions, including setting up workshops for teachers on remote learning basics and implementing more flexible cu...

The New York Times

Chris Berdik

23 April 2020

United States

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Schools across the United States are patching together solutions in the aftermath of the mass migration to online learning brought on by COVID-19. Wi-Fi hotspots, webinars with parents, and office hours are the new no...

WBFO

Anya Kamenetz

22 April 2020

Uganda

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A platform that allows students to receive lessons via text message is being used to complement education efforts in Uganda. In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, one such texting platform has partnered with nonpr...

Chalkbeat

Stephanie Wang

6 April 2020

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Preschool teachers in Indianapolis are helping their young students cope with the sudden changes in their learning environment by focusing on activities that nurture their students and reinforce some elements of norma...

Chalkbeat

Yana Kunichoff

3 April 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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When the pandemic forced schools to cancel in-person classes, the pivot to virtual lessons had to be fast and efficient. In Chicago, three charter school networks were able to make the switch quickly, while innovating...

ProPublica

Jodi S. Cohen

27 March 2020

Campbell Hill, Illinois, United States

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Illinois’ rural Trico school district didn’t have access to remote learning technology, so they turned to paper. With closure as the response to COVID-19, teachers and administrators had to find ways to cope in a regi...

The Boulder Monitor

Keith Hammonds

24 March 2020

Boulder, Montana, United States

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In just a few days, Montana’s Jefferson County school district had to adapt to remote teaching in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus, with the governor leaving it up to schools and teachers to figure out how...

FastCompany

Jacqueline M. Kory-Westlund

24 March 2020

California, United States

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With school shut down due to the spread of coronavirus, distance learning has become the norm in many cities and parents have largely had to adjust their roles to include teaching and supervision. To help with this ad...

The Eagle-Tribune

Pat Grossmith

23 March 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Many counties in New Hampshire are addressing the digital divide by loaning laptops to students without access to a computer at home and providing paper assignments to students who don’t have access to the internet. T...

CALmatters

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Janelle Salanga

17 March 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused universities to close campuses and forced classes to transition to virtual formats. While this transition has had its limitations for many – especially those who lack reliable acces...

Christian Science Monitor

Lenora Chu

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Sarah Matusek

13 March 2020

United States

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As more and more schools go remote in response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus, educators around the world are finding ways to keep students engaged and learning. Whether it's hosting discussions and lessons thro...

The Hechinger Report

Bracey Harris

21 February 2020

Mississippi, United States

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Male teachers of color are often called on to do extra disciplinary work and mentor students of color in other classes in addition to their own. A weekly virtual meetup for Mississippi's male teachers of color provide...

South China Morning Post

Sarah Dai

17 February 2020

Beijing, China

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To help students access the resources they need while schools are closed due to the coronavirus, administrators in China are utilizing "a national cloud learning platform," as well as broadcast television. While both ...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Becky Jacobs

2 January 2020

Logan, Utah, United States

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Training rural residents to work from home eases the struggle with unemployment. Utah’s Rural Online Initiative program provides rural residents with an online work certificate and training in online tools such as vid...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

21 November 2019

United States

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Where does technology fit into a gym class? One physical education teacher uses an online platform to let students track their fitness progress throughout the semester and ensure that all students stay engaged through...

Vox

Delia Paunescu

17 November 2019

United States

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Planned Parenthood and other organizations are developing new ways to deliver sex education to students. While creators recognize their tools aren't comprehensive solutions, they see chatbots, videos, and other source...

CALmatters

Sammy Caiola

15 October 2019

Amador County, California, United States

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To increase the number of mental health professionals in Amador County, California, the county has created an online program that culminates in a certificate or associate degree in human services. Preference to this s...

Education Dive

Wayne D'Orio

3 September 2019

California, United States

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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 tradi...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

29 August 2019

Danvers, Massachusetts, United States

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In the Danvers, Massachusetts, school district, virtual reality technology allows students with disabilities to walk through the hallways of their middle school before the first day of classes or take field trips at t...

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