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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Blythe Bernhard

3 June 2019

Ferguson, Missouri, United States

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As American schools have become increasingly focused on preparing students for higher education and careers, life skills classes like home economics, financial literacy, and wood shop classes have fallen to the waysid...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

21 May 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The University of Chicago and Eureka College are teaming up to bring together college students from urban and rural Illinois to discuss political differences. As part of Bridging the Divide, community leaders from bot...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

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5 May 2019

United States

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The average American family spends more than two hours at the local laundromat. The Clinton Foundation and other partners have set up "Reading & Play Spaces" in 250 laundromats across the country to encourage literacy...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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25 April 2019

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Teacher home visits have been hailed as a strategy to improve student performance; however, in areas where students regularly move across district lines, a regional home-visit approach may be necessary. The Dallas-For...

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Amar Diwakar

23 April 2019

United Kingdom

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Enrolling parents in simple, scalable ways can improve early child learning outcomes. Building on a model used in the US state of California, firms in the UK are developing an SMS-based curriculum geared toward parent...

KUSA

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...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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19 April 2019

Reno, Nevada, United States

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For the past decade, teachers in the Reno, Nevada school district have visited their students' homes to build relationships with parents. New research shows that home-visits have led to reduced student absences and in...

The Colorado Sun

Joe Purtell

26 March 2019

Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States

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The Growth-based Alternative Learning and Leadership Opportunity program combines outdoor education with core academic subjects - "attempting to connect math, history, and language arts with a physical experience." Te...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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26 March 2019

Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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In Santa Cruz, Costa Rica, the organization Cepia has started Girls Clubs in nine different neighborhoods and are teaching young girls, ages 8-12 about female empowerment, safety, and how to report crimes. In the area...

Albuquerque Journal

Jane Moorman

11 March 2019

New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque Public Schools are the first in the nation to incorporate the 4-H model, pioneered by a youth development nonprofit, into the school day. The emphasis on experiential learning has led to reductions in beha...

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 Hechinger Report

Peggy Barmore

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23 December 2018

West Virginia, United States

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A West Virginia town is using a federal grant to expand a preschool teacher home visiting program to high school students. "We’re coming to build a relationship with you because we know that you’re an expert on how yo...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

29 November 2018

Rochester, New York, United States

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Nathaniel Rochester Community School 3 in the Rochester City School District in New York has a record of poor academic achievement, but a special accelerated summer math program had 16 seventh graders pass the Regents...

WOUB Digital

Rachael Beardsley

30 October 2018

Athens, Ohio, United States

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LGBT adolescents are invited to come to the PRISM Art Education classes put on by an Athens, Ohio arts organization. Through these classes, the youth learn skills, but more importantly get to know peers and build a su...

CityLab

Joe Pinsker

23 October 2018

United States

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In the era of Uber and Lyft, smaller companies are cropping up to fill a persistent gap and transport minors from school to extracurricular activities. The kids'-ride industry is a practical option for affluent famili...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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5 October 2018

Durango, Colorado, United States

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A high school in Colorado is focusing efforts on combatting the recent increases in adolescent suicide rates. Known as Project Basecamp, the curriculum is "designed to prevent mental crisis, encourage students to advo...

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Taylor Allen

24 September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The After School Activities Partnership (ASAP) in Philadelphia offers free and low-cost afterschool and summer activities to students in low-income areas that otherwise do not have access to extracurriculars. ASAP has...

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Avi Wolfman-Arent

10 September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Recognizing that "much of childhood happens outside the classroom," a Philadelphia initiative is creating opportunities for students to learn basic math concepts and gain basic literacy skills while shopping in the gr...

KQED

Gail Cornwall

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10 September 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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In many districts, minority students from high-poverty neighborhoods have to ride a school bus over 90 minutes to their classroom. To offset the historic burden of school transportation on low-income students, educato...

WYSO

Jason Reynolds

4 September 2018

Dayton, Ohio, United States

Radio

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A low-cost summer program in Dayton, Ohio run by Ohio University and business partners is introducing students to the 21st century high-tech manufacturing industry. The camp is working to dispel the notion that manufa...

NPR

Deena Prichep

3 September 2018

Oregon, United States

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Organizations like Let Grow are partnering with elementary schools and providing parents with lesson plans and resources to inspire independent and self-directed play in students - giving "families the information the...

Los Angeles Times

Jessica Peralta

16 August 2018

San Juan, California, United States

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The San Juan Capistrano-based Ecology Center has taken its "green"-centric experiences on the road in the form of a 32-foot-long, 14-foot-tall double-decker bus called Road Trip. It has a prep kitchen and multiple sta...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

19 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A Baltimore nonprofit uses arts programming to engage students in educational activities over the summer to combat learning loss. The director of differentiated learning for the district explains, "They don't even rea...

Yes! Magazine

Shaima Shamdeen

6 July 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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A boot camp in New Orleans equips young activists with the knowledge and communications tools to educate their own peers about the pressing issue of plastic pollution. Students return home to their communities ready t...

The Bristol Cable

Sandi Dheensa

18 June 2018

Bristol, United Kingdom

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Breaking into the creative sector can be daunting. Rising Arts Agency increases access to mentorship, including by bringing young people of color to cultural institutions after hours. The program benefits everyone. Th...

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