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29 October 2014
Stanford, California, United States
The creators of online classes hoped to provide quality education to the disadvantaged but have instead created an international supplement to classroom learning and tool for professional development.
23 October 2014
Volunteers with the Annual Status of Education Report test children's math and reading skills in villages across India. While 96 percent of Indian children are in school, ASER reveals that many of them are not receivi...
6 October 2014
Columbus, Ohio, United States
A public library in Columbus, Ohio stays ahead of the curve by investing in new technology as well as expanding outreach efforts to people of all backgrounds and socioeconomic class. The library offers rigorous, hand...
25 September 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Middle-class children don’t regress as readers during the summer, because they go to the library, do educational activities, take classes - poor children, however, lose between one and two months in reading achievemen...
16 September 2014
Palo Alto, California, United States
Attending college is not always a given option for gifted teenagers from less-than-wealthy backgrounds. National organization QuestBridge creates a way for low-income and minority high-achieving students to go to thei...
11 September 2014
Michigan, United States
Teaching reading skills to children early is crucial, especially with respect to their educational success later in life. School systems are switching reading programs to help underachieving students have one on one t...
26 August 2014
Seattle, Washington, United States
Incoming students are more likely to submit to hazing if they fear being ostracized. Link Crew is a national program that teaches upperclassman during the summer to connect with freshman throughout the year, changing ...
27 July 2014
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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A private high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is mimicking a college campus as part of an effort to help kids succeed in college. By trusting the students and giving them autonomy they have also reduced bad behavior.
14 June 2014
Toppenish, Washington, United States
Toppenish High School in Washington State boasts a graduation rate of 94% despite the fact that a third of all parents in the town dropped out of school by ninth grade and the student body is all low-income. Respondin...
10 June 2014
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Delaware has been working to make sure that all college-ready graduates, regardless of socioeconomic status, make it to college. With financial reasons standing in the way of many qualified students, the state has wor...
17 May 2014
Walla Walla, Washington, United States
Individualized advice and counseling, boosted by software tools, is helping hundreds more students earn degrees and certificates each year at Walla Walla Community College in Washington.
15 May 2014
Austin, Texas, United States
Over 3000 Words
Aware of the challenges low-income students face, University of Texas Austin is offering them extra hours of instruction, advisers, and peer mentors, aiming to create a new sense of identity for these high-achieving b...
13 May 2014
Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
The small rural school district of Quakertown in Bucks County has become a national model for how to use technology to transform the public school experience. The majority of students in the district take at least one...
27 April 2014
Auburn, Washington, United States
As school poverty rates goes up, learning and test scores fall. At Gildo Ray elementary school in Washington state uses a teaching method called director or explicit instruction, in which children learn from a structu...
14 April 2014
Oakland, California, United States
The Rainier Scholars program in Seattle places fifth graders, who are all minorities, in special coursework through middle and high school, finally offering rigorous college coaching. In Oakland, CA, the National Coll...
Cassie Walker Burke
3 April 2014
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Over 3000 Words
Huge numbers of students lack the chance to go to college because of financial problems. Recently, Kalamazoo schools received more funding allowing them to have the chance to help and pay for students to then go to co...
27 March 2014
St. Marys, Georgia, United States
A high school in Southern Georgia addresses their dismal graduation rates by adopting a "career technical" approach to teaching that offers students a choice of five career path "academies." Once a student is enrolled...
19 March 2014
Kansas, United States
Children who experience neglect, severe stress or sudden separation at a young age can be traumatized - without appropriate adult support, trauma can interfere with healthy brain development, inhibiting children’s abi...
18 March 2014
Navarre, Florida, United States
Tracy Fischetti's high school students improved their reading level scores about three times as much as expected last year, thanks to her innovative approach of heavy content integration into collective class activiti...
1 March 2014
Seattle, Washington, United States
Several dozen schools across the country are participating in an experiment to determine whether project-based learning in lieu of lecture-only instruction can improve student outcomes on Advanced Placement tests. Man...
8 February 2014
Bellingham, Washington, United States
Fewer than one in four high-school graduates in the Sedro-Woolley and Meridian school districts, for example, go to four-year colleges. Just a little over half of all graduates in surrounding districts go to college a...
5 February 2014
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Students with low-income that attend public schools can find themselves locked in a system that prevents them from getting into the best colleges, from being unable to afford tuition, to not having the ambition, to n...
12 January 2014
Kent, Washington, United States
Cities save money and help kids by connecting them with diploma programs. In Washington, iGrad is helping students do just this – and seeing results.
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10 January 2014
Los Angeles, California, United States
School in various states in the United States are incorporating online learning into the curriculum to track student comprehension, adapt to students' learning levels, and decrease the digital divide.
12 December 2013
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
Minnesota schools began a comprehensive program aimed at assisting children of minority groups to successfully navigate the college application process and push them towards higher education.
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