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Bekah McNeel

28 September 2020

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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In San Antonio, the Guadalupe Community Center is providing a free “day school” for children of working-class families in the city’s poorest zip code. The center serves around 30 K-12 students where they can safely ...

KXAN-TV

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John Thomas

27 September 2020

Texas, United States

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In Texas, 2 million households in the state don’t have high speed internet, affecting students of color at a greater rate. Some districts have also had problems with chronic absenteeism. This segment explores creativ...

Education Next

Kelly Field

22 September 2020

United States

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Dual credit classes were a response to the increasing costs of attending college and university and to make postsecondary education more accessible to low-income students. Although low-income and minority students a...

KXAN-TV

Jennifer Sanders

18 September 2020

Leander, Texas, United States

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For one school district in Texas, using personal relationships established before the pandemic, proved the best way to reach bilingual students in rural parts of the district who weren't showing up to remote classes. ...

KXAN-TV

Laney Valian

18 September 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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As a result of the pandemic, some families find themselves turning to learning pods, a sort of alternative school where students can be looked over and mentored while they attend remote classes. Working parents find t...

KXAN-TV

Jacqulyn Powell

18 September 2020

Los Angeles, Texas, United States

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Two teens from Los Angeles created a tutoring program to help supplement education during the pandemic, called the “Covid NineTeen Project.” The project is entirely teen run, from the creators to the mentors. More tha...

KXAN-TV

Tahera Rahman

18 September 2020

Lockhart, Texas, United States

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At least 40 percent, or 2,000, students from Lockhart ISD didn’t have access to reliable internet. To address the issue, the school district built seven towers. They also installed antennas on individual homes so they...

KTXL-TV

Karma Dickerson

18 September 2020

Sacramento, California, United States

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In order to reach students who aren’t attending virtual classes during the pandemic, a school district in Sacramento created a program called “Student Find.” If teachers and school administrators can’t reach student...

WAVY-TV

Lex Gray

18 September 2020

Suffolk, Virginia, United States

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A school district in Virginia has implemented a two-prong solution to provide internet access to rural students during the pandemic. The indoor solution allows students to make appointments to be inside the school to ...

The New Yorker

Casey Parks

14 September 2020

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, “regional enrichment centers,” or schools for the children of essential workers, popped up. The centers provided a place where workers, who couldn’t take care of their kids when schools shut down dur...

San Francisco Public Press

Meka Boyle

2 September 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Groups in the Bay Area that have successfully sought to have police disciplined for misconduct and won new police-accountability policies have turned their form of organized monitoring into a training platform for pro...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

31 August 2020

United States

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School districts and cities are creating learning hubs, or learning centers, to provide students with remote learning and access to Wi-Fi. The hubs are free, low-cost, or subsided. The hubs are a necessary alternative...

National Geographic

Michael Greshko

27 August 2020

United States

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80 percent of overnight camps across the country have shuttered down due to pandemic. Camps that reopened had to change how they operate, by using a range of practices from apps to field guides, some have been able to...

The Hechinger Report

Aaricka Washington

27 August 2020

United States

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Students and educators across the country are discussing how to implement anti-racism curriculum in the classroom. Although it can be challenging, educators are using a myriad of methods to teach students about racism...

Next City

Kristi Eaton

25 August 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The city of Detroit is offering business services to entrepreneurs who want to bring their business online in the aftermath of the pandemic. Digital Detroit is the name of the program offering content creation and web...

Next City

Nicolette White

21 August 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Liberation Library, a Chicago-based nonprofit, provides books for incarcerated youth. The nonprofit fills the youths' book requests and has also partnered with five Chicago-based bookstores, where shoppers can purchas...

The New York Times

Chana Joffe-Walt

20 August 2020

New York, New York, United States

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A Brooklyn school district has changed the zoning and middle school admission process to racially integrate schools and level the playing field. White children previously gained admission to schools with the most reso...

Flint Beat

Carmen Nesbitt

20 August 2020

Flint, Michigan, United States

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Staff from Flint Community Schools are taking a more door-to-door approach to find the close to 1,500 students who have not yet started attending virtual school when the fall semester started. FCS assembled "wellness ...

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Giselle Green

10 August 2020

London, England

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Five recently-graduated doctors put together a virtual bar-trivia-style program called SOLViT to supplement med students' curriculum during their final year, when they should be receiving in-hospital training, but can...

The Hechinger Report

Alia Wong

10 August 2020

United States

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Tutoring has a longstanding reputation of being an effective measure in helping students stay on-track with their school subjects, but it also costs money. Schools around the U.S. are considering ways to stretch their...

The Hechinger Report

Jill Barshay

3 August 2020

United States

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An ed-tech researcher continues to investigate the success of a study that looked into the effectiveness of "crowdsourcing homework tips." In the study, the homework tips were pre-written by teachers for students to a...

Science Magazine

Elizabeth Pennisi

15 July 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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Due to the pandemic, university professors teaching field and lab work courses are rethinking ways to provide what was formerly a strictly in-person, hands-on experience. In New Hampshire staff at a marine laboratory ...

BBC

Mehreen Zahra-Malik

13 July 2020

Pakistan

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The Pakistani government uses technology, like a state-owned TV channel that broadcasts content for grades 1-12 and apps sourced for free by ed-tech companies, to help the over 50 million school children without broad...

The Seattle Times

Hannah Furfaro

4 July 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When many schools across the U.S. suspended in-person school and switched to virtual learning, a teacher was able to successfully keep his students motivated and hopeful despite the drastic decrease in physical intera...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

24 June 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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When schools and daycares closed at the onset of the pandemic, YMCA centers around the country remained open to provide care for the children of essential workers. In Phoenix, YMCA staff worked to screen children for ...

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