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24 January 2018
Alabama, United States
Over 3000 Words
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...
22 January 2018
Seattle, Washington, United States
Under 800 Words
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...
19 December 2017
Bella Colla, British Columbia, Canada
Over 3000 Words
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...
12 December 2017
Rochester, New York, United States
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...
24 November 2017
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.
23 November 2017
Broadcast TV News
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 ...
27 October 2017
Bangui, Central African Republic
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...
19 October 2017
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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...
4 October 2017
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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...
2 October 2017
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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....
24 September 2017
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...
21 September 2017
Virginia, United States
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
7 June 2017
San Francisco, California, United States
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...
5 June 2017
Onalaska, Washington, United States
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...
2 June 2017
Chehalis, Washington, United States
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...
9 May 2017
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
4 May 2017
Washington, United States
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...
24 April 2017
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
9 April 2017
Kentucky, United States
Over 3000 Words
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...
29 March 2017
Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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
5 March 2017
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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
9 February 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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 ...
11 December 2016
Deer Isle, Maine, United States
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...
2 December 2016
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
A just-announced $6 million federal grant will help end poverty in Memphis, Tennessee.
Margaret J. Krauss
23 November 2016
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States
Under 800 Words
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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