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The New York Times

John Hanc

10 October 2019

United States

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Over 100 American colleges have merged since 2000. As more colleges look to this method to weather financial strains resulting from declining enrollments, some have navigated the transition better than others and offe...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

12 September 2019

United States

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One way schools are trying to promote safety is by closely surveilling students' online behavior. While advocates say this is stopping violent incidents in their tracks, critics believe these methods cross a line and ...

Burlington Free Press

April McCullum

27 August 2019

South Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Teachers in South Burlington High School in Vermont are taking a different approach to dealing with digital distractions in the classrooms. Through short 30-minute lessons getting at the root of cellphone addiction an...

U.S. News & World Report

Rachel Zohn

14 August 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Charter schools are part of a new effort to change the public perception of Montgomery's underfunded schools. But the community wonders how they will fit in and affect the performance of existing public schools and ne...

KPHO-TV

Kristine Harrington

14 August 2019

Wickenburg, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, which ranks 49th in the country for teacher pay, the Wickenburg Unified School District has shifted to a four-day work week in order to retain teachers. Although the change has helped recruit teachers in t...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

9 August 2019

Alabama, United States

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A growing number of U.S. schools are partnering with technology companies and using software programs to monitor students' social media for violent posts. However, some are expressing concern about how this practice a...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

7 August 2019

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

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In 2016, a proposal for a new innovation school which would incorporate elements of private and charter schools into a public school in Somerville, Massachusetts won a $10 million XQ grant, funding awarded to promisin...

Providence Journal

Linda Borg

30 July 2019

Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States

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A state takeover of a failing Massachusetts school district was defined by listening, collaboration, and a new merit-based teacher compensation system. Six years later, dropout rates are down and graduation rates are ...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

1 May 2019

Muncie, Indiana, United States

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Ball State University and Muncie, Indiana, are forging an inventive town-gown partnership. In 2018, the school became the first public university to assume responsibility for the city's public schools. The transition ...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

30 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Schools in Denver's suburbs are reducing out-of-school suspensions by training teachers to use restorative justice practices and teach students social-emotional skills. Now, a new bill proposes limiting out-of-school ...

NationSwell

Alison Kotch

20 February 2019

Tennessee, United States

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Tennessee's Shelby County school district is one of several nationwide experimenting with a weighted-student funding model -- with this concept, each school receives a budget based on both number of students and stude...

The New York Times

Jason DeParle

4 February 2019

Jacksonvile, Florida, United States

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Head Start, the biggest preschool program in the country (with roots in President Johnson's 1965 War on Poverty), is improving -- in the past decade, continued bipartisan support, new evaluation measures and periodic ...

The Boston Globe

Laura Krantz

17 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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As higher education institutions struggle to attract students wiling to pay the exorbitant cost to attend, one subset of schools has had a particularly challenging past few decades -- alternative schools. But some are...

The New York Times

Eliza Shapiro

1 January 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Bill De Blasio's citywide preschool program recently got its first grade since launching in 2014 - 94 percent of the city’s pre-K programs "met or exceeded a threshold that predicts positive student outcomes after pre...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

20 December 2018

United States

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Teton Science Schools, New Classrooms, and Summit Learning are examples of "model providers" - schools that have found solutions that seem to solve common issues faced by many elementary and secondary schools. Through...

Bright Magazine

Priti Salian

6 December 2018

Bangalore, India

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To fill a teacher professional development gap in India, several outside organizations have stepped up to offer instructors training in classroom management and pedagogy.

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

29 November 2018

Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

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A school district in North Carolina is at the cutting edge of a new teaching model - to multiply the impact of the most effective teachers and draw them to underserved districts, schools are paying these teachers more...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

13 November 2018

United Kingdom

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Every teacher lost costs almost $9,000 for a U.S. urban school district, according to a report out of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future. To help deter “brain exodus,” the UK is piloting a teache...

Bright Magazine

Kathlyn Pattillo

30 October 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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In the past decade, Nairobi has established a name for itself in the world of education innovation - entrepreneurial private school models, a growing edtech ecosystem, and reforms in public education have drawn attent...

Borgen Magazine

Shruthi Nair

14 July 2018

Mumbai, India

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The Door Step School group is making education accessible to disadvantaged communities across India. Part of that approach included its mobile classroom, School on Wheels, where a bus with a driver, instructor, and a ...

The New York Times

Emily Badger

5 December 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Too often people use standardized test scores as the only measure of how good a school system is. A new measure looks at the growth and proficiency of the students as a measure of performance and may be more accurate ...

WOUB Public Media

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Mary Meehan

25 November 2017

Stanville, Kentucky, United States

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In the rural, rugged country of Appalachia, towns like Stanville face some of the country’s most profound economic and public health problems. Some of these communities, however, are making remarkable strides against ...

Christian Science Monitor

Amadou Diallo

21 November 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Benito Juarez Community Academy in Chicago was once reputed for gang violence, struggled to support its predominantly minority students, and was had been on academic probation for nearly two decades. A revolutionary a...

NMPolitics.net

Leah Todd Lin

25 October 2017

Luna County, New Mexico, United States

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Across the country, various counties are experiencing changes in racial and ethnic demographics. This article looks at the school system in Luna County, a now predominantly Hispanic town is adapting to these shifts by...

The Hechinger Report

Liz Willen

16 October 2017

India

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In India, an intense gender disparity has continued to develop in the sphere of educational attainment. This article discusses new innovations, both public and private, seeking to bridge this attainment gap and increa...

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