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Anya Kamenetz

24 June 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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When schools and daycares closed at the onset of the pandemic, YMCA centers around the country remained open to provide care for the children of essential workers. In Phoenix, YMCA staff worked to screen children for ...

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Anya Kamenetz

22 April 2020

Uganda

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A platform that allows students to receive lessons via text message is being used to complement education efforts in Uganda. In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, one such texting platform has partnered with nonpr...

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20 March 2020

United States

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In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, school districts are trying a number of approaches to ensure students still have access to free breakfasts and lunches even though they are not coming to school. In some cities...

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Anya Kamenetz

8 December 2019

Alaska, United States

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The Arete Project in Alaska brings together a diverse group of students to earn college credit while completing classroom-based and outdoor learning assignments. In seminars and experiential courses, students learn fr...

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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 ...

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Anya Kamenetz

13 November 2018

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Researchers are using an approach that has reduced unsafe drinking on college campuses and applying it to preventing sexual assault and harassment by giving students actual facts about what their peers are doing and t...

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Anya Kamenetz

4 July 2018

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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At Evergeen State College's Tacoma undergraduate program, most students are women and people of color, the average age is 38, and 10 to 20 percent of attendees have been incarcerated. Compared to other schools, where ...

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Anya Kamenetz

31 March 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Schools in 13 states have found a promising and "decidedly unsexy" solution to "ninth-grade shock" - one with a 40 percent decrease in failure rates to its name. In the "Building Assets, Reducing Risks" (BARR) model, ...

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Anya Kamenetz

17 December 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

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TreeHouse, a nonprofit in Washington state, achieved an 89 percent five year graduate rate for the hundreds of high school students in the foster care system it serves. This figure is a stark contrast to a 2010 statis...

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Anya Kamenetz

6 December 2017

United States

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A software platform, developed by a women-led nonprofit startup, aims to make it easier and less traumatic for victims to report sexual assault. In use on 12 college campuses, Callisto provides administrators and stud...

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Anya Kamenetz

26 November 2017

United States

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Preventing suicide and helping people when they feel most alone are big goals but they are exactly what 'Crisis Text Line' aims to do. This hotline allows individuals to text trained counselors when they are at their ...

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Anya Kamenetz

30 October 2016

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Georgia State University in Atlanta is using a predictive analytics model to identify red flags that can stop students from graduation. With this system, the university advisors can intervene early on and help student...

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