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The Seattle Times

John Higgins

28 October 2014

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Research in the U.S. suggests that a small class size is not enough but in combination with teacher training it leads to a change in achievement.

The Buffalo News

Sandra Tan

11 October 2014

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Tapestry graduates 93 percent of its students on time, and 80 percent of graduates go on to college in the fall. Its success derives from its autonomy as a charter school and from its idea of forming "crews" of studen...

The Buffalo News

Mary B. Pasciak

6 October 2014

Buffalo, New York, United States

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The Charter School for Applied Technologies has the highest graduation rate in Erie County, despite its predominantly poor, minority student makeup, in large part simply by instilling high expectations.

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

20 September 2014

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Preparing the young for elementary education is a priority to nurture reading and social skills. For 16 years, Tulsa Oklahoma has instituted a state funded preschool, staffed with teachers trained in early education....

Al-Fanar Media

Sarah Lynch

29 August 2014

Cairo, Egypt

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Service learning is a United-States based term and is often referred to as community or project-based learning in the Arab world. Courses were first labeled “community-based learning” at the American University in Cai...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

26 August 2014

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Incoming students are more likely to submit to hazing if they fear being ostracized. Link Crew is a national program that teaches upperclassman during the summer to connect with freshman throughout the year, changing ...

The Buffalo News

Sandra Tan

13 July 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Schools with high percentages of immigrants and refugees face the particularly difficult challenges of language acquisition and cultural integration. One Brooklyn school succeeds by having students teach one another a...

The Buffalo News

Tiffany Lankes

22 June 2014

New York, New York, United States

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The Eagle academies are part of a network of schools in New York City and Newark that are devoted to educating at-risk boys from the inner city by providing them with mentors.

The Buffalo News

Tiffany Lankes

22 June 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Eagle Academy in the Bronx combines rigorous academics, high expectations, and a structured environment to help minority students succeed.

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

14 June 2014

Toppenish, Washington, United States

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Toppenish High School in Washington State boasts a graduation rate of 94% despite the fact that a third of all parents in the town dropped out of school by ninth grade and the student body is all low-income. Respondin...

The New York Times

Peg Tyre

5 February 2014

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students with low-income that attend public schools can find themselves locked in a system that prevents them from getting into the best colleges, from being unable to afford tuition, to not having the ambition, to n...

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Marika Hill

26 January 2014

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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A school in New Zealand took the rules out of recess. They found that when the kids were mentally engaged during play time activities they were less likely to have problems, such as bullying within the classroom.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

13 November 2013

Brockton, Massachusetts, United States

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Children are often punished for acting out without consideration of the root cause of their behavior such as a toxic home environment. A trauma center in Washington state is teaching educators to focus on making kids ...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

16 October 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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The San Francisco Unified School District is piloting a collaboration with the design firm IDEO to re-imagine the school food system and help combat childhood obesity by better designing the space and the experience o...

Wired

Joshua Davis

15 October 2013

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

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Around the world, a new way of teaching and learning is gaining traction – and seeing results. Rooted in educational theory from the likes of Socrates, Piaget, and Montessori, this method is led by students’ curiosity...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

22 May 2013

Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya

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For-profit companies are making good private schools available even to Africa’s poor. They can do it – and can do it on an enormous scale – by hiring neighborhood residents to teach, and scripting out every word of ev...

The New York Times

James Dao

1 February 2013

Kandahar, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

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More than one million service members, veterans and their families take college courses financed with federal tax dollars. Their experiences are more complicated than those of their fresh-faced civilian peers, leading...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

7 April 2011

Oakland, California, United States

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Great minds from Plato to Piaget have recognized the importance of play in healthy child development, but with bullying becoming more prevalent on school playgrounds and increased pressure to maximize school hours to ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

4 April 2011

Oakland, California, United States

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Despite strong evidence that school-based physical activity improves children’s cognitive skills, concentration, and behavior, schools under pressure to produce quantitative results and decrease bullying have drastica...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Kristen A. Graham

Susan Snyder

John Sullivan

Dylan Purcell

1 April 2011

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Often social programs at schools fail because they are not implemented fully or over a long enough period. One school in Philadelphia attributes their success in decreasing violence to having a long-term principal, a ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

7 March 2011

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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A 2006 report noted that Ohio and Kentucky were lagging behind other states in college attainment rates - community leaders were concerned about remaining competitive in a global economy. A group of leaders in the Cin...

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