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The Connecticut Mirror

Kelan Lyons

24 January 2020

Suffield, Connecticut, United States

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At Connecticut’s MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, people experiencing incarceration have the opportunity to participate in postsecondary classes, even completing a certificate or degree. They’re able to do ...

The Colorado Sun

Erica Breunlin

9 December 2019

Colorado, United States

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Over one-third of juniors and seniors enrolled in Colorado public high schools are also taking postsecondary education courses. The model is saving students time and financial costs and is helping to close the achieve...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

Felicia Mello

3 December 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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Defying the national trend, California is increasing its higher education budget and testing innovative solutions such as food banks on campus and an online community college.

The Hechinger Report

Jackie Mader

31 October 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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With $14 million in public and private funding, Cleveland transformed its early childhood education offerings in just five years and offers lessons for other cities with similar goals.

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Linda Poon

18 October 2019

Tallahassee, Florida, United States

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Tallahassee is coordinating its youth development, violence prevention, and climate adaptation efforts to help out-of-work and out-of-school youth earn their GED and secure jobs helping to shape the city's climate res...

New Mexico In Depth

Sylvia Ulloa

10 October 2019

New Mexico, United States

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A school district in New Mexico is finding success with a dual language education program. “Our bilingual programs are not just for English learners, they’re for all of our students," Mayra Valtierrez, the director of...

The New York Times

Eliza Shapiro

10 October 2019

New York, United States

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Amidst controversy over gifted programs in New York City, a school in Harlem believes it can offer an alternative model with an admissions policy that bakes in diversity.

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

29 August 2019

Danvers, Massachusetts, United States

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In the Danvers, Massachusetts, school district, virtual reality technology allows students with disabilities to walk through the hallways of their middle school before the first day of classes or take field trips at t...

The Connecticut Mirror

Bill Sarno

28 August 2019

Connecticut, United States

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To address the persistent lack of minority teachers in Connecticut classrooms, the Capital Region Education Council has developed a teacher residency program in which local minority college graduates are paid to teach...

Chalkbeat

Alex Zimmerman

27 August 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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New York City will likely phase out its controversial and longstanding gifted and talented programs and shift towards an approach called "schoolwide enrichment models," which are already used in some of the city's sch...

Missoulian

Cameron Evans

Keila Szpaller

17 August 2019

Billings, Montana, United States

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For those students in a lower income bracket, college can result in its own set of unique challenges, but programs in New York and now Montana are challenging this disadvantage. For three Montana universities, the goa...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

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12 August 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A well-designed algorithm can help increase the efficiency of complex, and troublesome, transportation systems. In 2017, Boston Public Schools hosted a competition to redesign its complicated bussing system. The selec...

Things That Work Uganda

Agwere Sarah

27 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Yoyo Vocational Institute was established in one of the largest refugee camps in the world, Bidibidi, to help refugees and migrants learn vocational skills that can then be used for employment. The Institute also ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Jake Seiner

23 July 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Varsity esports teams are emerging as a game-based education tool at U.S. colleges, but few teams have female representation. A high school in Cleveland is trying to buck that trend by expanding the types of games off...

The New York Times

Conor Williams

9 July 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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In Washington D.C., public preschool teachers are paid similar salaries to public elementary school teachers and each pre-K site receives Head Start funding. The system, which starts with three-year-olds, is getting e...

PBS NewsHour

Mason Baum

27 May 2019

Wyoming, United States

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In Wyoming, the state's school funding model recaptures money from affluent districts and reallocates it to districts with fewer resources. This unique and heralded system has allowed Wyoming to keep the doors of its ...

Bright Magazine

Emily Kaplan

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23 May 2019

Guatemala

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The MAIA Impact School, inspired by New York City's well-known KIPP charter schools, gives scholarships to ambitious indigenous girls in Guatemala with the aim of "propel[ing] them from poverty and isolation into the ...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Blythe Bernhard

22 May 2019

Pacific, Missouri, United States

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At the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, 10 individuals graduated from college with Associate Degrees as part of the Washington University Prison Education Project. Each student is required to have a high school d...

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Hadley Barndollar

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12 May 2019

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

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Recognizing the barriers posed by lack of access to adequate transportation, a preschool in Portsmouth opened a second location next to the Housing Authority's Gosling Meadows neighborhood. “If you build it, they will...

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Lee Romney

9 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the United States, African American students are disproportionately placed into special ed tracks based on behavior issues. In an attempt to reverse this trend, the Shoestring Children's Center helps kids aged thre...

Pacific Standard

Sarah Jackson

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3 May 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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In California, half of school-aged children are the children of immigrants. Among many other initiatives in the city, a community-wide training project in Fresno aims to improve how adults in the city work with studen...

Arizona Daily Star

Sarah Garrecht Gassen

7 April 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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A comprehensive effort by civic and business leaders to expand access to preschool education in Charlotte-Mecklenburg county resulted in a property tax that pays for high-quality preschool. The program is now serving ...

FastCompany

Harry McCracken

19 March 2019

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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JamieSue Goodman, an employee at Google, was part of the team that developed an Applied Digital Skills curriculum that teaches students how to use technology to accomplish real-world tasks. Available for educators wor...

The Guardian

Amy Walker

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11 February 2019

London, United Kingdom

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The Access Project in London recruits volunteer tutors in science, math, and technology fields to help young women build confidence in their STEM courses. The project also works to spread educational resources and tut...

The Hechinger Report

Mareesa Nicosia

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28 January 2019

Alaska, United States

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Three school districts in northwestern Alaska are using a high-speed fiber-optic cable connection to increase connectivity and offer students new opportunities to use educational technology that their peers in other p...

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