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Bright Magazine

Doug Bierend

31 October 2017

California, United States

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In Madera Juvenile Detention Facility, teens have access 6 hours a day to tablets loaded with learning and entertainment materials. The program aims to help teens productively use their time in prison and advance thei...

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Angela Saini

8 October 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

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This podcast episode covers 3 entrepreneurial solutions in India and Kenya, and 2 of them have already started seeing very positive results. The first is a rugged tablet named Kio Kits loaded with educational software...

The Hechinger Report

Kyle Spencer

11 August 2017

New York, New York, United States

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At Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, teachers grade on a color-coded scale and students frequently work on hands-on group projects and set personal behavioral goals. When faced with the myriad critics and criticisms of ma...

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Abigail Klein Leichman

10 August 2017

Israel

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There is a profitable avocado market for the Middle East selling to the EU, which Israel has already tapped into but Palestine has not. The Galilee International Management Institute held a training course with both ...

The Hechinger Report

Ben Stocking

10 April 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In response to dropping enrollments and low test scores, Catholic schools nationwide have started taking a new approach to instruction, one called "blended learning." Students alternate small group learning with digit...

Bright Magazine

Doug Bierend

29 March 2017

United States

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In the age of iPhones and laptops, parents are always looking for ways to get their kids to ditch the screens and spend more time outside. One startup is turning to the very technology that has been critiqued as a sol...

High Country News

Leah Todd

10 October 2016

Farmington, New Mexico, United States

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To address the lack of available WiFi outside of school settings, a local college in Farmington, New Mexico, offers students the ability to check out wireless hotspots for one week at a time, While the school's resour...

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Megan Kamerick

7 October 2016

Farmington, New Mexico, United States

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Many families in rural New Mexico still do not have high speed internet access at home. In Farmington, the public school district, a local college, and nonprofits are working to close the gap in the digital divide for...

The Atlantic

Nadine Ajaka

27 October 2015

Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

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The therapists at the Autism Society of Berks County use art and creativity as a way to help kids with autism. Students participate in a class where their illustrations are animated. “The way to unlock any child's bra...

The Hechinger Report

Jennifer D. Jordan

8 September 2015

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Through effective leadership and blended traditional and online learning, a struggling school in Rhode Island improved student achievement, teacher satisfaction, technology upgrades, and parent involvement.

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Peg Tyre

6 April 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Well-trained teachers cannot be replaced solely by technology, as has been increasingly apparent at Carpe Diem schools, where students learn largely via computers enabled with educational software.

Bright Magazine

Kathryn Joyce

31 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Colorful volumes of books have aided teaching for centuries; however, the scope of engagement in the internet age demands newer methods for pedagogy. Pinterest, a social media-constructed visual bulletin board, has be...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 March 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Middle School 88 in Brooklyn is part of a broad evolution in teaching math, employing technology through a non-profit called School for One (Teach for One) to provide each student with a personalized lesson generated ...

The New York Times

Jeffrey J. Selingo

29 October 2014

Stanford, California, United States

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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.

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Garland

13 May 2014

Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States

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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...

EdSurge News

Matt Bowman

18 March 2014

Navarre, Florida, United States

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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...

The Hechinger Report

Margaret Ramirez

10 January 2014

Los Angeles, California, United States

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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.

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Rasha Faek

25 June 2013

Cairo, Egypt

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Arab Open University is making education accessible for students in seven middle eastern countries. The seven separate campuses offer “a blend of campuses-based and online learning,”flexible class times, and affordabl...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

19 September 2012

New York, New York, United States

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PowerMyLearning, a program that any student, parent, or teacher can use for free, helps students take ownership of their own learning. When most attention is being placed on teacher effectiveness, this program redirec...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

11 July 2012

United States

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An Irish-based company, ALISON, provides free, high-quality e-courses to people around the globe in order to help close the gap between education and workplace skills. Particularly focused on providing access to areas...

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