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The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

21 June 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia Financial Scholars is bringing financial literacy to students and their families as well. Students are taught about credit scores, bank accounts, and budgets, as well as entrepreneurial skills through an ...

FastCompany

Jacqueline M. Kory-Westlund

24 March 2020

California, United States

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With school shut down due to the spread of coronavirus, distance learning has become the norm in many cities and parents have largely had to adjust their roles to include teaching and supervision. To help with this ad...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Alyssa Biederman

1 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A University of Pennsylvania professor's observation of the wealth disparity in West Philadelphia led to the creation of Bridges to Wealth: a program that teaches financial literacy to marginalized communities who hav...

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Madeleine Gregory

23 August 2019

United States

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The company, iFixit, is training college students to repair electronics and then create manuals so that others can do the same. The company has helped students make more than 30,000 guides and reaches 1.5 million user...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

13 August 2019

San Antonio, California, United States

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There is a certain population of youth aged 16-24 that are neither in school nor working because of some derailment (oftentimes burdensome responsibilities) along the way. A national organization called Nxt Level help...

The Hechinger Report

Wayne D'Orio

12 July 2019

California, United States

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In the six years after California prisons became the first in the nation to offer college classes in nearly every prison, thousands of incarcerated people have enrolled in classes and have outperformed free-world stud...

Citizen Matters

Navya P K

15 November 2018

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Volunteer teachers in Bengaluru's government schools have helped increase English learning in K-12 schools. The volunteers, who are organized and paid through the organization Acharyas for a Better Community (ABC), wo...

The New York Times

Abby Ellin

1 November 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Founded in 2011, the Brooklyn-based P-Tech school allows high school students to earn a secondary and associate's degree upon graduation. Born out of a partnership with the New York City Department of Education, New Y...

Chalkbeat

Steve Hendershot

20 September 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, as in other cities, the definition and reality of "career education" is changing quickly - "This program is for any young person who wants to have some employability skills before they graduate from high s...

WOUB Public Media

Benny Becker

Jeff Young

Mary Meehan

25 November 2017

Stanville, Kentucky, United States

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In the rural, rugged country of Appalachia, towns like Stanville face some of the country’s most profound economic and public health problems. Some of these communities, however, are making remarkable strides against ...

NationSwell

Neil Parmar

17 October 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Many kids living in low-income areas of Chicago never leave their isolated neighborhood, leaving them with a lack of knowledge about the outside world, and a plethora of knowledge about gangs and danger of their area....

News Deeply

Erica Cirino

3 October 2017

Newport Beach, California, United States

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The 5 Gyres program is a pilot project that takes high school students from low-income districts out on boat expeditions to study the shocking amounts of plastic that can be found in our oceans, hoping to simultaneous...

The Atlantic

Amadou Diallo

18 July 2017

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In a Buffalo school district where many students from low-income families struggled with trauma, attendance, and the effects of poverty, a non-profit initiative called Say Yes to Education is implementing drastic chan...

Next City

Serena Maria Daniels

25 May 2017

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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A national network of private Catholic high schools matches its low-income population with corporate sponsors in the community to help students get real-world work experience and firms diversity potential talent pools...

Arizona Daily Sun

Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa

5 March 2017

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

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Flagstaff STEM City partners schools with professionals and creates kits that teachers can use to bring science into the classroom, teaching students and parents how to think critically and search out information thro...

Christian Science Monitor

Kyle Spencer

25 January 2017

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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As technology continues to play an ever increasing role in education - and subsequently, job opportunities - many rural towns with limited resources are struggling to provide their students, particularly those from lo...

Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

13 December 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Part 1 of the "Equity or Bust: Are Ontario's Public Schools a Model for Pennsylvania" Series: Ontario has become widely lauded for its education system, celebrated for both high performance and relatively smaller achi...

Bloomberg CityLab

Eillie Anzilotti

14 November 2016

Baltimore, New York, United States

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In Baltimore, the effects of poverty hamper student's educational experience. This article looks at one school's attempt to address these education and behavioral barriers through meditation.

Jackson Free Press

Arielle Dreher

9 November 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Students at Provine High School will soon be able to open up accounts with Hope Credit Union, right in their own hallway. The partnership is helping students realize that having a relationship with a financial institu...

The New York Times

Susan Dominus

7 September 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Suspensions are a common method to address behavioral problems at schools, but they can discourage academic progress and success. An alternative practice called "restorative justice" focuses on building relationships,...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

4 August 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Testimony from scientists can be crucial for lawmakers, judges, and juries in making critical decisions that impact their communities. The Expert Witness Training Academy program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law pair...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

14 June 2016

Liberia

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In Liberia, a failing educational infrastructure is finding potential solutions through charter school partnerships. Through Partnership Schools for Liberia, these new schools present a unique model for increasing pos...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Should police be law enforcers or social responders? Some leaders say "guardian" duty is at least important as purely law enforcement tasks, sometimes known as "warrior" work. That idea is rooted in centuries-old prin...

Bright Magazine

Jackie Ashton

13 October 2015

Berkeley, California, United States

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Many charter and private schools in the U.S. have replaced book-based learning and memorization with a do-it-yourself learning style. This is part of the national maker education movement which aims aims to help child...

The New York Times

Diane Cardwell

30 June 2015

Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

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As institutions look for ways to fight climate change, the College of the Atlantic has made the search for solutions a central part of its curriculum.

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