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The Atlantic

Andrew Ferguson

5 March 2020

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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Since 2013, Purdue University has frozen its annual tuition at $9,992, a stark contrast to the trend of ballooning costs at most U.S. institutions of higher education. The president has focused on savings generated fr...

The Globe and Mail

Chloe Rose Stuart-Ulin

14 February 2020

Canada

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A Catholic high school in Ontario is leading Canada's efforts to use restorative justice and mediation strategies in the classroom. The school has found that students who go through this process often don't get in tro...

Albuquerque Journal

Sam Ribakoff

11 November 2019

New Mexico, United States

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Persistent teacher vacancies have led to an industry for international contract teachers. New Mexico is one of several states that is increasingly recruiting qualified teachers from the Philippines and other places ar...

The New York Times

Bill Pennington

7 November 2019

United States

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The rosters of sports teams at small liberal arts schools are often predominantly white and wealthy. Amherst College in Massachusetts has made a concerted effort to stop recruiting from the same "pay to play" pool and...

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. The partnership called PRE4CLE provided intensive support and funding for staff educati...

The Hechinger Report

Pete D'Amato

30 October 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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One way that colleges are able to offer increasing amounts of financial aid is by increasing the full cost for others that can afford to pay. However, studies have found that these strategies are not effectively bring...

The New York Times

Laura Pappano

10 October 2019

United States

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Four-year colleges are increasingly tapping into community college populations to recruit driven and diverse students. This process also helps students who ultimately transfer to four-year institutions significantly c...

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 school has designated almost half of the s...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

10 October 2019

United States

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As enrollments decline and finances increasingly pose problems, institutions of higher education are taking a number of creative approaches, chief among them, merging with other schools and accelerating degree program...

The New York Times

John Hanc

10 October 2019

United States

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Over 100 American colleges have merged since 2000. As more colleges look to this method to weather financial strains resulting from declining enrollments, some have navigated the transition better than others and offe...

NPR

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 ...

KPHO-TV

Kristine Harrington

14 August 2019

Wickenburg, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, which ranks 49th in the country for teacher pay, the Wickenburg Unified School District has shifted to a four-day work week in order to retain teachers. Although the change has helped recruit teachers in t...

U.S. News & World Report

Rachel Zohn

14 August 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Charter schools are part of a new effort to change the public perception of Montgomery's underfunded schools. But the community wonders how they will fit in and affect the performance of existing public schools and ne...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

9 August 2019

Alabama, United States

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A growing number of U.S. schools are partnering with technology companies and using software programs to monitor students' social media for violent posts. However, some are expressing concern about how this practice a...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

7 August 2019

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

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In 2016, a proposal for a new innovation school which would incorporate elements of private and charter schools into a public school in Somerville, Massachusetts won a $10 million XQ grant, funding awarded to promisin...

Providence Journal

Linda Borg

30 July 2019

Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States

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A state takeover of a failing Massachusetts school district was defined by listening, collaboration, and a new merit-based teacher compensation system. Six years later, dropout rates are down and graduation rates are ...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

1 May 2019

Muncie, Indiana, United States

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Ball State University and Muncie, Indiana, are forging an inventive town-gown partnership. In 2018, the school became the first public university to assume responsibility for the city's public schools. The transition ...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

30 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Schools in Denver's suburbs are reducing out-of-school suspensions by training teachers to use restorative justice practices and teach students social-emotional skills. Now, a new bill proposes limiting out-of-school ...

NationSwell

Alison Kotch

20 February 2019

Tennessee, United States

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Tennessee's Shelby County school district is one of several nationwide experimenting with a weighted-student funding model -- with this concept, each school receives a budget based on both number of students and stude...

The New York Times

Jason DeParle

4 February 2019

Jacksonvile, Florida, United States

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Head Start, the biggest preschool program in the country (with roots in President Johnson's 1965 War on Poverty), is improving -- in the past decade, continued bipartisan support, new evaluation measures and periodic ...

The Boston Globe

Laura Krantz

17 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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As higher education institutions struggle to attract students wiling to pay the exorbitant cost to attend, one subset of schools has had a particularly challenging past few decades -- alternative schools. But some are...

The New York Times

Eliza Shapiro

1 January 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Bill De Blasio's citywide preschool program recently got its first grade since launching in 2014 - 94 percent of the city’s pre-K programs "met or exceeded a threshold that predicts positive student outcomes after pre...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

20 December 2018

United States

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Teton Science Schools, New Classrooms, and Summit Learning are examples of "model providers" - schools that have found solutions that seem to solve common issues faced by many elementary and secondary schools. Through...

Bright Magazine

Priti Salian

6 December 2018

Bangalore, India

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To fill a teacher professional development gap in India, several outside organizations have stepped up to offer instructors training in classroom management and pedagogy.

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

29 November 2018

Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

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A school district in North Carolina is at the cutting edge of a new teaching model - to multiply the impact of the most effective teachers and draw them to underserved districts, schools are paying these teachers more...

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