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Bangor Daily News

Eesha Pendharkar

13 May 2020

Maine, United States

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The rate of food insecurity has increased during the pandemic, and elementary schools in Maine are doing their part to make sure as many families as possible have access to meals. Some schools have given teachers and ...

Chalkbeat

Yana Kunichoff

3 April 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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When the pandemic forced schools to cancel in-person classes, the pivot to virtual lessons had to be fast and efficient. In Chicago, three charter school networks were able to make the switch quickly, while innovating...

South China Morning Post

Sarah Dai

17 February 2020

Beijing, China

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To help students access the resources they need while schools are closed due to the coronavirus, administrators in China are utilizing "a national cloud learning platform," as well as broadcast television. While both ...

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Urtė Korsakovaitė

7 January 2020

Rumšiškės, Lithuania

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Facing competition from urban schools, a rural school in Lithuania is taking an alternative approach to teaching. The school has shifted its instruction to be student-centric and address individual student's needs, di...

Washington Post

Lateshia Beachum

5 December 2019

Tunisia

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Tunisia is rolling out a biological and religious-based sex education program in elementary and middle schools. It is the first state-sponsored curriculum of its kind in an Arab nation.

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

21 November 2019

United States

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Where does technology fit into a gym class? One physical education teacher uses an online platform to let students track their fitness progress throughout the semester and ensure that all students stay engaged through...

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Juraj Konik

17 September 2019

Slovakia

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A teacher, the product of Teach for Slovakia, is making positive changes in classrooms in which students are falling behind in reading, mathematics, and the natural sciences.

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...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Brendon Kleen

22 August 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Champion Schools in Arizona put sports at the center of their curriculum, not to cultivate the next generation of professionals, but to build community and encourage active habits in its majority low-income student bo...

KXAN-TV

Chris Nelson

Arezow Doost

18 August 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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Concerned about their children's mental health as a result of excessive and unmonitored screen time, several parents in Austin are taking district-wide pacts to not buy their children smartphones before a certain grad...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

Chris Nelson

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18 August 2019

Ohio, United States

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As part of a suicide prevention program in North Central Ohio, middle and high school students take a screening test to assess their mental state and determine if intervention by the school is necessary. Coupled with ...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

Juan Salinas

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18 August 2019

Ralls, Texas, United States

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In several small rural towns in Texas, mental health professionals from Texas Tech are offering telemedicine counseling to make up for a lack of counselors available in local middle and high schools. The Governor's of...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

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17 August 2019

Lubbock, Texas, United States

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One fifth grade teacher at Cavazos Middle School uses a "mental health check-in board" where students write Post-Its expressing how they feel mentally and emotionally that day. Students then check in one-on-one with t...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

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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 News & Observer

Shelbi Polk

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26 July 2019

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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World Relief Durham hosts a summer program for kids. Like other summer programs, it is meant to reduce summer learning loss—but this is specifically for children from forcibly displaced families. The kids face unique ...

The Hechinger Report

Stephanie Strom

8 July 2019

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, United States

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A school district in South Carolina is going one step further to expand career readiness programs increasingly present in high schools to its middle schools. While some proponents believe this approach will give stude...

Grist

Zoe Sayler

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20 June 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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At Lowell School in Washington D.C., lessons about climate change don't just appear in science class, but also in most humanities courses. Cognizant of the stress this places on young students, the school has worked w...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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18 June 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A New York organization called Brooklyn Boatworks conducts an after school program for students across NYC to learn STEM skills through the construction of a boat. The teaching model is built to support students who d...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Olivera Perkins

9 June 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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What can Cleveland learn from Europe's school-to-work models, dual education programs, and overall early introduction to career education that could be helpful in closing the skills gap? Cleveland community leaders th...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

3 June 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A new initiative in Baltimore is changing the way social studies is taught to middle and high school students. BMore Me teaches students the larger context and history of their city with culturally relevant curriculum...

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 ...

NPR

Elissa Nadworny

Clare Lombardo

15 May 2019

Bronx, New York, United States

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When a group of middle school girls got tired of having their periods treated as a stigmatized issue, they decided to start their own podcast in order to educate their peers and start a conversation around this natura...

Seattle Magazine

Hallie Golden

13 May 2019

Washington, United States

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A new mental health screening test in King County, Washington is connecting middle school students with resources and health advice.

KUSA-TV

Megan Yoder

22 April 2019

Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States

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City Cuts is a special barbershop in Kutztown, PA that, in addition to being a barbershop, is simultaneously running an internationally-acclaimed literacy program for kids. Barber Jon Escueta gives young clients $3 to...

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