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AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Trisha Powell Crain

24 January 2018

Alabama, United States

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Closing the achievement gap requires raising the expectations not only of students, but also of leadership and institutions. In Pike County, Alabama, the school district has improved its learning outcomes by investing...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

22 January 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Students enrolled in community college may waste time and money if they don't have a clear plan laid out for their post-secondary education. With new grant funding, five community colleges in Washington are working to...

National Observer

Emilee Gilpin

19 December 2017

Bella Colla, British Columbia, Canada

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In the the Nuxalk Nation, the deep seated effects of colonialism were felt, literally. The Nation had a housing crisis, that was exacerbated by outside contractors and architects who built subar housing. In 2015, comm...

This American Life

Adam Davidson

12 December 2017

Rochester, New York, United States

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Most jobs require at least a high school education, but 80 million Americans don’t have one, leaving millions of people locked out of the social economic ladder. In Rochester, New York, an organization called Pathston...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

24 November 2017

Kigali, Rwanda

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The Akilah Institute, the first all-female college in Rwanda, is empowering women to be financially independent through training in entrepreneurship, the hospitality industry and information technology.

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

23 November 2017

Rwanda

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At the Akilah Institute, the first all-women's college in Rwanda, students focus on entrepreneurship, hospitality industry, and information technology careers. The school, designed to accurately reflect the realities ...

Al-Fanar Media

Christian Locka

27 October 2017

Bangui, Central African Republic

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Since 2000 an estimated 550 children have been trained by the Union of Technicians for Unemployed Young People, a group that is trying to reintegrate child soldiers back into society. It’s not uncommon for child soldi...

Politico

Derek Robertson

19 October 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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After students with intellectual and developmental disabilities from Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood complete four years in traditional high school, they are eligible to attend Southside Occupational Academy for...

Pacific Standard

Dwyer Gunn

4 October 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Career Advance, and the Warren Village, are two anti-poverty programs built on the “two-generation model,” which “focuses on providing coordinated, high-quality services to both children and their parents under the um...

The GroundTruth Project

Frank Dutan

2 October 2017

Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

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Despite heavy pressure, attending college is not for everyone, and a university degree no longer guarantees job placement; meanwhile industries like manufacturing are facing a decline in interested, qualified workers....

Duluth News Tribune

Jana Hollingsworth

24 September 2017

United States

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In 2011, a professor at the University of Colorado implemented Pathways2Teaching in several local high schools. Through this "grown your own" program, juniors and seniors study teaching and education through a race an...

Washington Monthly

Anne Kim

21 September 2017

Virginia, United States

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Launched in 2016, Virginia's New Economy Workforce Credential Grant addresses a rarely discussed issue - the student debt associated with occupational credentialing programs. Funded by the state, the program has empow...

The New York Times

Katie Benner

7 June 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Holberton School, a San Francisco "start-up" university with a two-year curriculum, aims to provide an affordable and estimable computer science education while removing barriers to knowledge -- age, gender, ethni...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

5 June 2017

Onalaska, Washington, United States

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Responding to a changing economy in rural Washington state, one high school has added more relevant vocational programs and started requiring students to take a daily 50-minute class on the college application process...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

2 June 2017

Chehalis, Washington, United States

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The Chehalis school district has teamed up with the Chehalis Foundation to support students pursue higher education after high school. Only 15% of adults in the area have a bachelor's degree, and only 20% of graduati...

Education Week

Sarah Sparks

9 May 2017

United States

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A small but growing group of programs in the U.S. are offering teaching "residencies" to college students. Students earn a stipend to student-teach in local schools in exchange for their commitment to work in the scho...

The Daily of the University of Washington

Alex Visser

4 May 2017

Washington, United States

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Individuals with disabilities often struggle to find dentists that will see them, even just for routine exams. At the University of Washington Medical Center, dentistry professionals are changing this practice through...

Bright Magazine

Patricia Alex

24 April 2017

United States

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Women are underrepresented in elected positions, and with Trump being elected after being heard describing women in poor taste, this has only become more of a concern. Programs such as Elect Her and IGNITE are trying ...

Christian Science Monitor

Zack Colman

9 April 2017

Kentucky, United States

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Well-paying mining jobs used to be the bedrock of Appalachian coal country, but those jobs are increasingly hard to find. Local and national organizations are working together to help the region diversify economically...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

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Emily Mieure

29 March 2017

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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In Jackson Hole, many employees struggle to afford both housing and higher education, and as a result, job turnover is high. The town is trying several initiatives to tackle these problems. The local government is sub...

Arizona Daily Sun

Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa

5 March 2017

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

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Flagstaff STEM City partners schools with professionals and creates kits that teachers can use to bring science into the classroom, teaching students and parents how to think critically and search out information thro...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

9 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Facing social stigma as well as other effects of being incarcerated, Philabundance Community Kitchen is using culinary education to provide much needed services to those formerly incarcerated. Via cooking classes and ...

The Atlantic

Tanya Paperny

11 December 2016

Deer Isle, Maine, United States

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The small community on Deer Isle in Maine struggled to keep students in school; many felt that a diploma was unnecessary, since they could drop out and make good money by in the lobster fishing industry. But the local...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

2 December 2016

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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A just-announced $6 million federal grant will help end poverty in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Margaret J. Krauss

23 November 2016

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Pennsylvania College of Technology is preparing the workforce - and not just undergrad or graduate students - for dynamic and evolving industries through a "stackable credential" model. Built like a Lego pyramid, ...

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