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The Land

Conor Morris

19 January 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Learning pods are helping students in Cleveland access a safe and supportive space to complete their virtual school lessons during the coronavirus pandemic. Although space is limited at the centers and they can't repl...

The Baltimore Sun

Tatyana Turner

23 December 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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In Baltimore, a non-profit known as the Next One Up program is helping young men who are struggling in school by supporting and advancing their academic, athletic, and social development through small group activities...

KXAN-TV

Catenya McHenry

14 December 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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As summer programs across the country shut down to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School summer program in Austin tried was forced to quickly pivot to virtual learning. They had to make lar...

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo

11 December 2020

United States

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Under the Obama administration, the Promise Neighborhoods initiative was launched. It granted over $430 million in multiyear grants to nonprofits across 17 cities. The success of these grants have been difficult to me...

Sentinel Source (The Keene Sentinel)

Jack Rooney

5 December 2020

Swanzey, New Hampshire, United States

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Building on an early-childhood initiative, the Monadnock district was able to quickly respond and provide childcare services for employees of the Monadnock district by partnering with the YMCA. The response was an eff...

The Seattle Times

Sandi Doughton

26 November 2020

Washington, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic caused businesses and organizations to stop in-person offerings, a non-profit in Washington that specializes in services for children with special needs quickly shifted operations to an o...

KXAN-TV

Arezow Doost

12 October 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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The African American Youth Harvest Foundation in Austin, Texas, is aiming to close the gap for young Black boys who are not ready for kindergarten. The nonprofit works closely with families, and helps provide for imme...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Anthony Wallace

6 August 2020

Compton, California, United States

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About 170,000 schoolchildren in four states have participated in the Team Kids Challenge, which promotes healthier relations between youth and police by pairing them in charity work to solicit and distribute donations...

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...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

27 May 2020

Wyoming, United States

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The Sweetwater County school district in Southeastern Wyoming is distributing meals to students around the county, while addressing obstacles some families may face due to lack of transportation or conflicting work sc...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Heather May

5 May 2020

Kearns, Utah, United States

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A high school program in Utah is combating increasing rates of teenage suicide by equipping children with the tools they need to manage thoughts of hopelessness. The program is known as ME (Mood Enhancement) Time and ...

The Hechinger Report

Jo Napolitano

28 April 2020

United States

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To reach English Language Learners, who are particularly hard to contact during the coronavirus pandemic as a result of language barriers and other factors, teachers are trying low-tech approaches. From letters to pho...

MLive.com

Caitlyn French

29 March 2020

Bay City, Michigan, United States

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With schools and libraries closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a librarian in Bay County, Michigan is turning to hosting a virtual storytime. Although this approach lacks some elements of the in-person storytime, ...

St. Albert Today

Jennifer Henderson

12 February 2020

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

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By expanding childcare access and reducing costs, Quebec has seen a steep increase in the percentage of women actively involved in its workforce. Could this system, which has been financially sustainable as a result o...

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.

The Beacon Today

Brenna Brown

8 January 2020

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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Libraries around West Palm Beach, Florida, have collaborated to offer resources to children who need to work on technology-dependant homework after school, but who don't have access to the Internet or a computer at ho...

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 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...

60 Minutes

Lesley Stahl

17 November 2019

Jordan

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Sesame Street has long been used as an educational tool for children throughout the U.S., but a partnership between the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop is expanding the reach of the popular televisi...

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...

NPR

Emily Files

23 October 2019

River Hills, Wisconsin, United States

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A school in Wisconsin requires that students sit in assigned seats, alongside teachers, during lunch. School administrators hope this will reduce student anxiety, help students develop social skills, and improve schoo...

KQED

Farida Jhabvala Romero

7 October 2019

Sunnyvale, California, United States

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A growing trend of documented instances of Islamophobia in schools lead the Islamic Networks Group to create a youth training program that empowers students to speak up in their schools. Built on the idea that many st...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

4 October 2019

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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Kids in high-income families hear about 2,000 words every hour, whereas kids in low-income families hear about 600 in the same amount of time. Alabama is rolling out a program to close the language acquisition gap for...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

11 September 2019

Qatar

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In the Academyati model used in Qatar, teachers reject the traditional memorization model and personalize "academic journeys" for students that emphasize the development of empathy and relationships.

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo

3 September 2019

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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At Capital City Public Charter School, students are graded based not only on academic skills but also social and emotional skills. The Washington D.C. school has a high graduation rate and college enrollment rate.

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