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Second Wave Michigan

Jane Simons

14 November 2019

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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In Michigan, the lack of a GED or high school diploma is often what is standing between motivated workers and good jobs. A partnership between Battle Creek Public Schools, community organizations, and local employers ...

The Guardian

Lucy Lamble

15 August 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Enrolling in school can help former girl soldiers reintegrate into society. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Child Soldiers International interviewed community members and former soldiers, and then shared this...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Larry Platt

26 June 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania's attorney general may sound more like a defense attorney as he lays out plans to focus more resources on helping people returning from incarceration integrate into society. But Josh Shapiro insists his a...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

18 August 2016

Tennessee, United States

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Because high schools are assessed on graduation rates in lieu of college-readiness and public universities are funded based on the number of students who enroll instead of those that graduate, there is often a miscomm...

NationSwell

Raisa Bruner

9 November 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Instituto del Progreso Latino, a vocational school in Chicago, is comprehensively helping Latino immigrants living in the U.S. educate themselves, find professional work, and rise above poverty.

The Hechinger Report

Jennifer D. Jordan

8 September 2015

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Through effective leadership and blended traditional and online learning, a struggling school in Rhode Island improved student achievement, teacher satisfaction, technology upgrades, and parent involvement.

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

6 April 2015

Washington, United States

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Many students who are funneled into remedial courses don't end up completing their community college degrees. For the past decade, I-BEST has offered students a hands-on approach, connecting academic work with direct ...

The Atlantic

Mike Riggs

9 September 2013

Michigan, United States

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Inmates who get correctional education are less likely to become repeat offenders, but education costs money. An organization is funding educational opportunities for prisoners in various cities in the U.S. to improve...

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