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Andy Johnston

14 June 2019

Georgia, United States

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Many financial aid and orientation papers are written at the reading level of college seniors and graduate students, posing barriers for students trying to navigate the college application process and beyond. The Univ...

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Steven Friess

11 June 2019

Red Wing, Minnesota, United States

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A variety of nonprofit and philanthropic programs have started offering virtual college counseling to students living in rural communities. Through these setups, recent college graduates are often paired with students...

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Brenda Iaesvoli

19 May 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Undeterred by a lack of funding from the state and federal government, U.S. cities are successfully getting citizen approval to raise property taxes for the purpose of funding early childcare education programs. In Se...

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Lawrence Lanahan

4 May 2019

United States

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A growing number of companies are eliminating the phrase "bachelor's degree required" from their job postings. The Hechinger Report explores how companies such as Houghton Mifflin have shifted their hiring practices i...

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Amadou Diallo

29 April 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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At Cambridge Street Upper School, teachers, many of whom are white, meet regularly to discuss their own implicit biases and how they play out in a school in which 60 percent of students identify as black, Latino, or m...

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Caroline Preston

12 April 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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This year, New York City's Department of Education introduced participatory budgeting in 48 public schools to bolster civics education and create a more transparent budgeting process. At Veritas Academy in Queens, stu...

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Charlotte West

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18 March 2019

United States

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Thirty-six percent of university and 46 percent of community college students in the United States are housing insecure. From providing monthly rent subsidies to allowing students living in their cars to park on campu...

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

14 March 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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The Kansas City school district and a group of local nonprofits are implementing a new software management system that will allow partners to access student data from a range of sources. The data-sharing agreement wil...

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

28 February 2019

United States

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PedsAcdaemy offers personalized learning to school-age kids who are in a hospital for extended stays. Lessons, which are up to three hours a day, are designed around any physical impediments students might be facing a...

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Nick Chiles

20 February 2019

Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States

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A nonprofit called AVID exposes low-income students to organizational skills, leadership training, and peer support networks. Working with over 2 million students nationwide, AVID is "designed to systematically help d...

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Mareesa Nicosia

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28 January 2019

Alaska, United States

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Three school districts in northwestern Alaska are using a high-speed fiber-optic cable connection to increase connectivity and offer students new opportunities to use educational technology that their peers in other p...

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Lillian Mongeau

27 January 2019

Taos, New Mexico, United States

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Taos High School's EQ Retreat is an opportunity for seniors to share their experiences with stress and trauma with underclassmen, providing a relatable voice and lessons for overcoming the challenges inside and outsid...

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Jon Marcus

20 January 2019

California, United States

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At liberal arts schools, like Scripps College in California, administrators are making the most of lengthy winter breaks by offering optional career development programming for undergraduates. “The question is why hav...

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Peggy Barmore

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23 December 2018

West Virginia, United States

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A West Virginia town is using a federal grant to expand a preschool teacher home visiting program to high school students. "We’re coming to build a relationship with you because we know that you’re an expert on how yo...

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

20 December 2018

United States

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Teton Science Schools, New Classrooms, and Summit Learning are examples of "model providers" - schools that have found solutions that seem to solve common issues faced by many elementary and secondary schools. Through...

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Delece Smith-Barrow

1 December 2018

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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For the past ten years, the Seita Scholars Program has provided financial, academic, social, and emotional support to students at Western Michigan State University who have spent time in foster care. Each student is a...

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

29 November 2018

Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

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A school district in North Carolina is at the cutting edge of a new teaching model - to multiply the impact of the most effective teachers and draw them to underserved districts, schools are paying these teachers more...

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Caroline Preston

24 November 2018

Bronx, New York, United States

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A South Bronx charter school is trying an innovative approach to educating all students, including the one third of its student body in foster care. By adding teachers, behavioral specialists, and extra academic suppo...

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Lillian Mongeau

19 November 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Middle and high school students of Alaska Native descent enrolled in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage outperform most of their peers in the rest of the country o...

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Kaitlin Gillepsie

24 October 2018

Onalaska, Washington, United States

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Although only 16 percent of residents in Onalaska, Washington hold a bachelor's degree, all 43 seniors in the class of 2017 were accepted to college. Even as more students are college bound, in the past five years, th...

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

18 October 2018

United States

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As more states have added computer science courses to required education standards, teachers are taking creative approaches to integrating computer science into traditional subjects such as music and social studies. “...

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

11 October 2018

Havre, Montana, United States

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A coalition of philanthropic and professional development organizations are partnering with a rural Montana school district to provide donated hardware and software and professional development training. By developing...

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Nick Chiles

4 October 2018

Revere, Massachusetts, United States

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Although Massachusetts has been slow to join the personalized learning movement, when Revere High School, a predominantly immigrant and low income population, decided to adopt the approach, it quickly gained national ...

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Daisy Yuhas

2 October 2018

Denmark

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An innovative school and architectural endeavor in Denmark offers 16 years of lessons for the increasingly popular personalized learning movement. At the Hellerup School, students check in with their teachers at the b...

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Sarah Gonser

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17 September 2018

Berkeley, California, United States

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While some universities have been hesitant to let blockchain technology into the traditional halls of academia, UC Berkeley has started offering blockchain entrepreneurship courses and student-run blockchain clubs and...

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