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Amy Bass

6 July 2020

Purchase, New York, United States

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In order to offset the lack of in-person community building that is often part of the college experience for incoming freshmen, an interdisciplinary team of professors at Manhattanville College in New York developed a...

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Delece Smith-Barrow

6 July 2020

United States

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Students at colleges across the U.S. are taking to social media to confront racism and biases at their campuses. Over 40 "Black at" Instagram accounts were launched in June on which students share their personal stori...

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Jon Marcus

2 June 2020

Henderson, Nevada, United States

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Western Governors University in Henderson, Nevada is one of many educational institutions in the United States redefining how students can get degrees through technical skill-oriented programs. Students can obtain cer...

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Amadou Diallo

1 June 2020

Metaire, Louisiana, United States

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When the John Q. Adams Middle School in Louisiana received a D rating, a new principal stepped in to restructure and address the ongoing issues with staff and students and was seeing success—but that changed when the ...

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Laura Pappano

18 May 2020

United States

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Colleges across the nation suspended in-person classes due to the coronavirus, but it also meant suspending campus life—a classic staple of the American college experience. Students innovated by creating their own ver...

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Gail Robinson

10 May 2020

New York, United States

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Students in the Mineola school district had a head start when schools around the country switched to online classes as a result of the coronavirus? Since 2017, students as young as kindergarteners have been learning t...

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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...

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Amadou Diallo

19 April 2020

United States

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As schools have gone online during the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and administrators are finding low-tech ways to deliver educational lessons to the students without access to remote learning tools, such as basic int...

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Jon Marcus

7 April 2020

United States

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When the pandemic disrupted in-person classes and campus operations, questions arose regarding grades and some students at different colleges proposed the option of receiving pass/fail credit in lieu of letter grades—...

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Bracey Harris

21 February 2020

Mississippi, United States

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Male teachers of color are often called on to do extra disciplinary work and mentor students of color in other classes in addition to their own. A weekly virtual meetup for Mississpi's male teachers of color provides ...

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Jackie Mader

8 February 2020

Everett, Washington, United States

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In Washington state, a school specifically for kindergartners focuses on play-based instruction. English language learners at the school are making impressive progress under this model, teachers say.

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Jon Marcus

7 February 2020

Miami, Florida, United States

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Some colleges think students are overwhelmed by the number of options they have to choose from—countless classes and extracurriculars are available on many campuses. Schools across the United States are experimenting ...

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Caroline Preston

6 February 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has seen its six-year graduation rate for American Indian and Alaska Native students rise from 27 percent in 2008 to 69 percent in 2018, as well as an increase in the number of ...

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Alfonso Serrano

5 February 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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A program developed in Boston's public schools works with students who have missed many days of school as a result of mental health challenges to transition back into the classroom. By providing academic and emotional...

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Emily Kaplan

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3 February 2020

Manchester, Kentucky, United States

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A number of barriers prevent young children in Appalachia from enrolling in formal preschool classes. In response, a fleet of buses is traveling to remote communities to teach students academic and social skills.

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Alfonso Serrano

18 January 2020

Lost Hills, California, United States

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Owners of the Wonderful Company food conglomerate honed their philanthropic efforts on the community they saw had the most need—their own workers' families—by establishing charter schools to improve the quality of lif...

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Aaricka Washington

23 December 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Fugees Academy, with schools in Ohio and Georgia, offers specialized and trauma-informed instruction for refugee students. The school aims to get students up to speed with accelerated English instruction.

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Felicia Mello

3 December 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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Defying the national trend, California is increasing its higher education budget through innovative solutions. Opening food banks on campus and an online community college, are just some of those ways the state is usi...

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Jon Marcus

25 November 2019

Santiago, Chile

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Chile now offers college tuition-free and may have important insights and lessons for free college proposals in the United States.

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

21 November 2019

United States

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Where does technology fit into a gym class? One physical education teacher uses an online platform to let students track their fitness progress throughout the semester and ensure that all students stay engaged through...

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Laura Pappano

19 November 2019

United States

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Food studies in Portuguese. History in German. To address declining enrollment in second-language courses and "combat the notion that language learning belongs only in language classes," more U.S. colleges are offerin...

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Jackie Mader

31 October 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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With $14 million in public and private funding, Cleveland transformed its early childhood education offerings in just five years. The partnership called PRE4CLE provided intensive support and funding for staff educati...

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Pete D'Amato

30 October 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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One way that colleges are able to offer increasing amounts of financial aid is by increasing the full cost for others that can afford to pay. However, studies have found that these strategies are not effectively bring...

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Sonya Christian

29 October 2019

California, United States

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Some of California's rural counties with large Latinx populations are turning to early college models to improve high school graduation and college enrollment rates. Dual enrollment programs aim to help students earn ...

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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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