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The Washington Post

Theresa Vargas

3 March 2021

Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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A group of D.C. teens produced a short film depicting life in their neighborhood, the final product of a pilot project that teaches filmmaking skills in order to lift up community voices and inspire youth to pursue a ...

The New York Times

Erica L. Green

18 February 2021

United States

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About “1,500 (High School) students from 75 of the nation’s poorest schools in 35 cities,” are enrolling in college courses in elite universities like Harvard and Colombia through an initiative started by a nonprofit—...

Transitions Online

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Heydar Isayev

18 February 2021

Georgia

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Ethnic Azeri students face disproportionate barriers in achieving university education compared to Georgians. One of those reasons is due to language barriers. Isolated from Georgian society, it's not uncommon for Aze...

The Boston Globe

Meghan E. Irons

14 February 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In Boston, four organizations that serve Black and Latino families formed an alliance to provide low-cost learning pods to students of color. Run out of two churches, the full-day learning pods “serve nearly two dozen...

The National

Priti Salian

12 February 2021

India

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In India, where stuttering is not recognized as a disability, The Indian Stammering Association (TISA) offers "free online courses, counseling, communication workshops, and daily virtual meeting" to help those who str...

The Hechinger Report

Jill Barshay

8 February 2021

Israel

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Despite the evidence of early interventions when children are failing academic, a now-defunct Israeli remedial high school program had long lasting effects on the participants. The teens that participated in the progr...

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

5 February 2021

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Although the pandemic brought many difficulties to school across the globe, some institutions saw it as the time to innovate and rethink learning delivery. Cambridge High School Extension Program, "an alternative scho...

Lake Oconee News

Phillip B. Hubbard

5 February 2021

Greensboro, Georgia, United States

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Greene County High School is Georgia has turned to using Canvas, a learning management system, during the coronavirus pandemic to not only deliver educational instruction, but to also help students take part in school...

The Seattle Times

Dahlia Bazzaz

1 February 2021

Port Angeles, Washington, United States

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A school in the city of Port Angeles has been reopened since October 2020, it offers valuable pandemic lessons for other schools that are in the process of reopening. Aside from logistical things like temperature chec...

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Giedrius Vitkauskas

30 January 2021

Vilnius, Lithuania

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A nonprofit in Lithuania is providing resources for children from the Roma community in order to decrease the rate of students who drop out of school early. The historically-marginalized group faces social stigmas and...

Mashable

Chase DiBenedetto

24 January 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Inmates to Entrepreneurs has graduated 1 million people from its eight-week program that teaches incarcerated people how to start their own low-capital businesses. An extension of a free online entrepreneurship course...

EdSource

Betty Márquez Rosales

21 January 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Step Up is a pilot tutoring program that was launched to help students in the Los Angeles Unified School District navigate virtual learning during the pandemic. The program is only open to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, a...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

21 January 2021

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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To counteract learning loss imposed by the pandemic, San Antonio teachers are focusing on the most essential skills- reading and math for kindergartners through second graders. By prioritizing a specific set of skills...

EdSource

Sydney Johnson

19 January 2021

Fresno, California, United States

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Educators at the Lighthouse for Children Child Development Center piloted a 45-minute, weekly, math zoom session for toddlers. Parents attend the zoom lesson, and they are taught by educators. The program can offer so...

The Marshall Project

Keri Blakinger

19 January 2021

United States

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When the pandemic forced jails and prisons to ban educational classes and cut off visits between outsiders and their loved ones behind bars, some jailers opened their facilities to remote-learning and -visiting tools....

The Seattle Times

Joy Resmovits

18 January 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In order to mitigate the “pandemic slide,” a term that describes the educational loss that happened during the pandemic, Highline Public Schools implemented a strategy known as “acceleration.” The strategy is often ...

Chalkbeat

Koby Levin

15 January 2021

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Michigan, state officials started offering child care subsidies to online learners ages 5-12, nearly 20,000 children enrolled. The aid is helping parents, guardians, and caretakers of school-age children continue t...

The Hechinger Report

Javeria Salman

14 January 2021

Iraq

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Hello Future is a non-profit teaching digital literacy at a refugee camp in Iraq. The program aims to teach refugees aged 13-18 marketable skills, and does so through "mobile-first" initiatives, where "90% of the prog...

Christian Science Monitor

Radhika Iyengar

8 January 2021

Deora, Bihar, India

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Sadiya Riyaz Shaikh wanted more students, specifically girls, in her village to have access to books and a place to study. She created the Maulana Azad Library, a repurposed family guesthouse full of hundreds of new a...

Pioneers Post

Laura Joffre

4 January 2021

Kenya

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, “almost half of schoolchildren, or a total of 121 million pupils, are unable to access remote learning,” according to a 2020 UNICEF report, an even bigger problem during a pandemic when students...

Los Angeles Wave

Shirley Hawkins

31 December 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Ed Center provides tutoring assistance to children from fourth through the 12th grades in South Los Angeles. The center makes tutoring as financially accessible as possible by charging $6.25 for two hours of tutoring ...

NBC News

Kristi Eaton

31 December 2020

Bangladesh

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Pathways to Promise is a program helping garment workers in Bangladesh, mostly women and young girls, overcome financial obstacles when pursuing higher education. Pathways, which was started in 2016, helps offset sala...

The Baltimore Sun

Tatyana Turner

23 December 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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In Baltimore, a non-profit known as the Next One Up program is helping young men who are struggling in school by supporting and advancing their academic, athletic, and social development through small group activities...

The 74

Linda Jacobson

20 December 2020

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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In order to keep track of students and prevent them from dropping out, the Nashville district created “Navigators.” A corps of 5,600 school employees- teachers, lunchroom workers, and bookkeepers, who track students t...

KXAN-TV

Catenya McHenry

14 December 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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As summer programs across the country shut down to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School summer program in Austin tried was forced to quickly pivot to virtual learning. They had to make lar...

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