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23 July 2020
San Francisco, California, United States
Under 800 Words
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...
4 July 2020
Seattle, Washington, United States
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...
16 June 2020
Hawaii, United States
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...
27 May 2020
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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...
13 May 2020
Maine, United States
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
19 April 2020
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...
17 April 2020
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...
3 April 2020
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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
18 March 2020
New Hampshire, United States
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...
22 February 2020
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.
19 February 2020
Fresno, California, United States
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...
17 February 2020
Under 800 Words
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 ...
12 February 2020
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...
8 February 2020
Everett, Washington, United States
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.
29 January 2020
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...
22 January 2020
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.
21 January 2020
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Broadcast TV News
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)
7 January 2020
Under 800 Words
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...
30 December 2019
New York, New York, United States
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 ...
6 December 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Over 3000 Words
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, ...
5 December 2019
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.
1 December 2019
Danville, Pennsylvania, United States
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...
29 November 2019
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Under 3 Minutes
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.
18 November 2019
Mesa, Arizona, United States
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
24 October 2019
Bristol, Virginia, United States
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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