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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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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

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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Kelly Field

13 September 2018

New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

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The opioid crisis has thrust colleges into a new role - recovery house. Compared to 2013, when only a couple dozen colleges had addiction recovery programs, today, there are close to 200. Of the students who enroll, o...

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

30 August 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) program sticks to a simple motto: “Same Students. Same Teachers. Better Results." With this low-key saying, BARR has transformed the performance of students at a wide range o...

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Jackie Mader

26 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Christopher House, a Chicago-based early childcare and elementary school, says it has found the key to reducing fade-out post-preschool: “You can’t teach a child without family,” Karen Ross-Williams, director of early...

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

23 August 2018

North Carolina, United States

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A North Carolina teacher has had marked success using mastery-based learning techniques, which emphasize skill acquisition over classroom time, in her classroom. She says of the self-directed approach to instruction: ...

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Liz Bell

8 August 2018

Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States

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In rural North Carolina, an organization holds bi-monthly playgroups to teach parents about the importance of "basic interactions between parents and their kids." Based on the principle of "child-directed play," the r...

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

2 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice sets itself apart by offering a blended learning curriculum to students. The district's superintendent sees immense benefits to the split schedule and online learning compon...

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Mareesa Nicosia

26 July 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Since 2014, low-income parents who enroll their children in Indiana's state grant program, On My Way Pre-K, have watched their students gain important literacy skills and self-confidence. However, only four percent of...

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

19 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A Baltimore nonprofit uses arts programming to engage students in educational activities over the summer to combat learning loss. The director of differentiated learning for the district explains, "They don't even rea...

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Bekah McNeel

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16 July 2018

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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In San Antonio, career-themed schools are at the center “of a growing push to more closely match the skills students gather in high school with workforce needs.” The Center for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), d...

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Sarah Gonser

10 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Researchers have pointed to third grade as a make it or break it point for young students learning to read so several nonprofits are now focusing their energy on improving student literacy rates in the grades prior. T...

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Laura Pappano

2 July 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Journalist Laura Pappano travels to Texas to examine how one school is enacting "personalized learning," a trend she suspects may be "more revolutionary than we think." At Dan D. Rogers Elementary School in Dallas, st...

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Emmanuel Felton

26 June 2018

East St. Louis, Illinois, United States

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In East St. Louis, which is often known by outsiders for its 50 percent unemployment rate and status as the worst performing school district in the country, leaders are using a "collective impact" approach to improve ...

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Joanne Jacobs

7 June 2018

San Jose, California, United States

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Although many of the schools surrounding Silicon Valley's tech companies are populated by Latino children, less than five percent of the area's tech professionals are Latino. A number of organizations are working to i...

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Robbie Feinberg

4 June 2018

Farmington, Maine, United States

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To serve students who have dropped out of high school for anxiety-related reasons such as bullying or unstable home circumstances, a program in central Maine is sending teachers to students' homes with personalized le...

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Emily Richmond

16 April 2018

Hathorne, Massachusetts, United States

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Essex Technical is one of a growing number of high schools that has shifted from offering vocational classes to promoting "career and technical education" (CTE) courses. Essex's split schedule allows students to alter...

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Amadou Diallo

11 April 2018

Redmond, Washington, United States

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Two schools in New York and Washington state are breaking the traditional high school mold by combining college preparation with career and technical education. Amadou Diallo writes, "Debating whether kids need hands-...

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Katy Reckdahl

5 March 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) partners with local high schools to reengage "under-credited, over-age students" who haven't graduated from high school. Counselors prepare students for the High School Equivalency ...

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Peggy Barmore

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24 December 2017

West Virginia, United States

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A public-private initiative has successfully increased graduation rates and decreased teen pregnancies in West Virginia's opioid-ridden hills. Reconnecting McDowell brings together nonprofits, government representativ...

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Liz Willen

16 October 2017

India

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In India, an intense gender disparity has continued to develop in the sphere of educational attainment. This article discusses new innovations, both public and private, seeking to bridge this attainment gap and increa...

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Lillian Mongeau

11 August 2017

Sequim, Washington, United States

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Although trauma-informed approaches to education have become increasingly popular in alternative schools, they are still rare in traditional "comprehensive" schools. Sequim Senior High School in Washington State is at...

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