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Sydney Johnson

Ali Tadayon

4 January 2021

California, United States

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School districts and cities in California are looking to create their own local Wifi networks as a long-term solution to the digital divide, and an alternative to hotspots. Some are even becoming internet service prov...

The New York Times

Kellen Browning

3 January 2021

New York, New York, United States

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“Let’s Learn NYC!” Is the New York City Public School System's answer to teaching students via Television. The program is one of many around the country, which began at a FOX station in Houston. Through the program, s...

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 ...

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...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Erin Golden

23 December 2020

Oakdale, Minnesota, United States

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In classrooms or at home, elementary students in Oakdale have more options for virtual tours and visit thanks to virtual fieldtrips. Museums, theaters, and different organizations are bettering the virtual tour experi...

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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...

The New York Times

Kathleen Gray

17 December 2020

Jackson, Michigan, United States

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In Jackson, Michigan, 1 in 5 children have access to wifi through school buses. Out of the roughly 5,000 children, 70 percent qualify for free and reduced lunch. The buses guarantee they have reliable access to the in...

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Laney Valian

15 December 2020

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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High school students at Somerset High School in San Antonio, Texas get tested every week for COVID-19. The method is called “assurance testing,” and is a way to target “silent spreaders,” people who have COVID who don...

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Kavitha Cardoza

14 December 2020

Adelphi, Maryland, United States

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Prince George's County in Maryland ranks fourth in the country for the number of unaccompanied students with sponsors. Often, these students have experienced a lot of trauma by the time they arrive at school. School o...

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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...

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo

11 December 2020

United States

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Under the Obama administration, the Promise Neighborhoods initiative was launched. It granted over $430 million in multiyear grants to nonprofits across 17 cities. The success of these grants have been difficult to me...

Christian Science Monitor

Sarah Matusek

2 December 2020

New Jersey, United States

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CS Remastered is a nonprofit that provides free individualized coding classes to students. The kind of one-on-one tutoring they might not get at school. The nonprofit was started by 17-year-old, Samvit Agarwal, who go...

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Mariana Dale

30 November 2020

Rowland Heights, California, United States

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One school district is taking a creative approach to increase student attendance during the pandemic— care packages. In Rowland Unified School District, kindergarten teachers came up with the idea of sending care pack...

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Pallabi Munsi

28 November 2020

United States

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Glenn Cantave is bridging two worlds- AR technology and school curriculum, in order to educate students about Black and Brown people's history. With a team of coders he created an app called “Movers and Shakers.” The ...

The Seattle Times

Sandi Doughton

26 November 2020

Washington, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic caused businesses and organizations to stop in-person offerings, a non-profit in Washington that specializes in services for children with special needs quickly shifted operations to an o...

The Hechinger Report

Levi Pulkkinen

24 November 2020

Yakima, Washington, United States

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A no-cost meal program allows high-poverty schools to offer all enrolled students free lunch, which consequently addresses child nutrition problems and meal debt. The program, however, has pivoted and expanded during ...

ProPublica

Annie Waldman

Heather Vogell

23 November 2020

Marietta, Georgia, United States

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Two schools in two different cities in Georgia have provided a case study for the efficacy of wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In one case where masks were optional and only half of the school opted to...

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Manola Secaira

16 November 2020

Washington, United States

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In order to better educate students about indigenous history, in 2015, Washington passed the “Since Time Immemorial” (STI) curriculum, the law requires schools to teach a tribally developed curriculum. This has led to...

The Cap Times

Scott Girard

16 November 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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The Madison Metropolitan School District created a food delivery program so students could access meals during the pandemic when teaching became virtual. When they noticed only $15,000 meals were being delivered, a lo...

The Boston Globe

Naomi Martin

15 November 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Teachers are having to restructure the way they teach due to the pandemic imposed challenges of virtual classes. This story chronicles how three different teachers adjusted their instruction. From having students brea...

The Seattle Times

Joy Resmovits

14 November 2020

Langley, Washington, United States

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Students in South Whidbey Island, off the west coast of Washington State, are getting to know first-hand the process of farm to table meals. During "farm school" kids get a break from e-learning and help tend to the l...

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Kerri O'Brien

9 November 2020

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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Despite segregation being deemed unconstitutional, nationally, many schools remain segregated along racial and class lines. Integrate Schools, a national grassroots movement, is focused on integrating schools. “The co...

KXAN-TV

Stassy Olmos

9 November 2020

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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In Nashville, school officials quickly found out that English Learner families were technologically falling behind and not logging into class. The school district decided to help families by creating 10 in-person tech...

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Faith Woodard

9 November 2020

McAllen, Texas, United States

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School districts in the Rio Grande area of Texas are turning to alternatives to deliver meals to students who are remote-learning. Programs like school curbside pick-up, and meals on wheels, where a bus loaded has des...

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Jackie Kingston

9 November 2020

Amarillo, Texas, United States

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An estimated one-in-three students in the Texas Panhandle is experiencing food insecurity. In Amarillo, Texas, a local food bank, and two school districts are feeding students. “Between Amarillo and Canyon school dist...

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