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Maureen Wurtz

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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...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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11 September 2019

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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.

Chalkbeat

Alex Zimmerman

27 August 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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New York City will likely phase out its controversial and longstanding gifted and talented programs and shift towards an approach called "schoolwide enrichment models," which are already used in some of the city's sch...

KPHO-TV

Kristine Harrington

21 August 2019

Arizona, United States

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To address the teacher shortage in Arizona, teachers are partnering with associate teachers enrolled at Arizona State University to team-teach. "The idea is to think of education as we do health care, and support the ...

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Matt Hoffman

19 August 2019

Billings, Montana, United States

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A six-week, half-day kindergarten jumpstart program in Billings, Montana is helping students to get acclimated to the classroom before formally entering school. While the "preschool-lite" offerings are not meant as a ...

KPHO-TV

Kristine Harrington

14 August 2019

Wickenburg, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, which ranks 49th in the country for teacher pay, the Wickenburg Unified School District has shifted to a four-day work week in order to retain teachers. Although the change has helped recruit teachers in t...

The New York Times

Conor Williams

9 July 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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In Washington D.C., public preschool teachers are paid similar salaries to public elementary school teachers and each pre-K site receives Head Start funding. The system, which starts with three-year-olds, is getting e...

Idaho Education News

Devin Bodkin

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5 June 2019

Kalispell, Montana, United States

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Placing students into smaller groups with peers of similar learning ability allows schools to allocate resources to struggling or underprivileged students. The Peterson Elementary School in Kalispell, Montana, has beg...

Governing

Mattie Quinn

31 May 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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As the cost of early childcare education reaches unsustainable levels for many families, advocates are working to support, teach, and validate the informal caregivers, including relatives, friends, and neighbors, who ...

Citizen Matters

Sakshi Rao

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30 May 2019

Bengaluru, India

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In Bengaluru, India, Anthill Creations has created dozens of playgrounds, or "play scapes" as they call them, using recycled tire scraps that are safe and fun. Serving over 10,000 children, Anthill's play scapes allow...

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Hadley Barndollar

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12 May 2019

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

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Recognizing the barriers posed by lack of access to adequate transportation, a preschool in Portsmouth opened a second location next to the Housing Authority's Gosling Meadows neighborhood. “If you build it, they will...

The New York Times

Richard Schiffman

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10 May 2019

New York, United States

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In the United States, most playgrounds are equipped with the same types of monkey bars, slides and swings, but a few are replacing these typical options with "dismembered store mannequins, wooden packing crates, tires...

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Lee Romney

9 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the United States, African American students are disproportionately placed into special ed tracks based on behavior issues. In an attempt to reverse this trend, the Shoestring Children's Center helps kids aged thre...

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...

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Ann Schimke

30 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Schools in Denver's suburbs are reducing out-of-school suspensions by training teachers to use restorative justice practices and teach students social-emotional skills. Now, a new bill proposes limiting out-of-school ...

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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...

Arizona Daily Star

Sarah Garrecht Gassen

7 April 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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A comprehensive effort by civic and business leaders to expand access to preschool education in Charlotte-Mecklenburg county resulted in a property tax that pays for high-quality preschool. The program is now serving ...

PBS NewsHour

Lisa Stark

2 April 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Librarians in New York City are attempting to "promote literacy in ordinary locations." By adding books and staff to laundromats in low-income communities, they are providing opportunities for children living in "bo...

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