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The Hechinger Report

Jackie Mader

23 July 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Ready4K has turned into a successful combination of technology and education for the San Francisco Unified School District, and for many more schools and districts, after educators saw the effectiveness and accessibil...

The Seattle Times

Hannah Furfaro

4 July 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When many schools across the U.S. suspended in-person school and switched to virtual learning, a teacher was able to successfully keep his students motivated and hopeful despite the drastic decrease in physical intera...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Suevon Lee

16 June 2020

Hawaii, United States

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Teachers and administrators at schools across Hawaii are adjusting to what it means to teach summer school during the time of coronavirus—and how it'll shape their protocols once fall rolls around. These adjustments i...

Concord Monitor

Sierra Hubbard

27 May 2020

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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When schools across New Hampshire, and the U.S., suspended in-person classes as a result of the pandemic, each developed its own way of dealing with a new teaching landscape, including Beech Street Elementary in Manch...

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 ...

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo

19 April 2020

United States

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As schools have gone online during the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and administrators are finding low-tech ways to deliver educational lessons to the students without access to remote learning tools, such as basic int...

The New York Times

Patrick Kingsley

17 April 2020

Løgumkloster, Denmark

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As the world progresses through the pandemic, many countries are trying to best address the tough question of when to open back up and how. In Logumkloster, Denmark, which had no known cases of COVID-19, the village's...

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...

The Keene Sentinel

Dave Solomon

18 March 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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School districts across New Hampshire went into action to feed their students quickly after in-person classes had to be canceled due to the pandemic. Some districts incorporated community volunteers in order to increa...

The Washington Post

Hannah Natanson

22 February 2020

United States

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Across the United States, mindfulness programs are gaining traction in elementary school classrooms as a strategy for students dealing with stress. As the approach spreads, some religious groups are raising concerns.

The Fresno Bee

Manuela Tobias

19 February 2020

Fresno, California, United States

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A school attendance campaign in a rural California district relies on buy-in from a variety of community partners. For instance, administrators supported the construction of a new health clinic next to the school, con...

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 ...

The Guardian

Anita Hofschneider

12 February 2020

Guam

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CHamoru, the indigenous language of the Mariana Islands, is endangered. In an urgent move to save the language, Chief Hurao Academy was founded, a nonprofit that offers a CHamoru summer immersion program, an after-sch...

The Hechinger Report

Jackie Mader

8 February 2020

Everett, Washington, United States

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In Washington state, a school specifically for kindergartners focuses on play-based instruction. English language learners at the school are making impressive progress under this model, teachers say.

The Guardian

Jon Henley

29 January 2020

Helinski, Finland

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Building successful resistance to fake information begins with primary education. Finland’s national school curriculum encourages information and media literacy along with critical thinking. The pilot program consists...

The New York Times

Ellen Rosen

22 January 2020

United States

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Public school districts are gradually transitioning to electric buses. Electric utilities, concerned about environmental impacts and overloading the grid, are helping to cover the high price tag.

KTUL-TV

Maureen Wurtz

21 January 2020

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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What if kids were allowed to bounce on yoga balls or draw while they were learning to read? Some teachers and researchers in Oklahoma believe "action-based learning" can help students with behavioral challenges.

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...

The Atlantic

Kristina Rizga

30 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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New York University and the New York City Department of Education are training elementary school teachers to use visual cues and other tools to teach students with autism spectrum disorder. The approach is unique for ...

The Notebook

Huntly Collins

6 December 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A diverse neighborhood in Philadelphia is working to make its local public schools reflect the same diversity. By working with community partners and ensuring black and white parent voices both help shape the school, ...

The 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 Seattle Times

Katherine Long

1 December 2019

Danville, Pennsylvania, United States

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School districts in Pennsylvania are overhauling traditional reading curricula in favor of new neuroscience research that shows how the human brain processes sounds and symbols. The program is time-intensive, requirin...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Deagan Urbatsch

29 November 2019

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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To help retain elementary school teachers, an Arizona school district teamed up with the University of Arizona. The program covers the cost of tuition for a student's teaching degree and pays students a monthly stipend.

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Anikka Abbott

18 November 2019

Mesa, Arizona, United States

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Over 40,000 U.S. schools take part in a program called Farm to School, which teaches students healthy eating habits through lessons in school gardens.

The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

24 October 2019

Bristol, Virginia, United States

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As the education community increasingly raises up social-emotional curricula as a solution to rising anxiety levels in young children, it can be hard for schools to know which of the countless programs and curricula a...

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