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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 and offers lessons for other cities with similar goals.

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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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Meredith Kolodner

21 October 2019

Hyden, Kentucky, United States

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In a former mining county in Kentucky, a high school principal is leveraging partnerships and raising expectations to both encourage students to complete high school and pursue college classes and to stay to work in t...

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Jon Marcus

10 October 2019

United States

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As enrollments decline and finances increasingly pose problems, institutions of higher education are taking a number of creative approaches, chief among them, merging with other schools and accelerating degree program...

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Katy Reckdahl

10 September 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The Brothers Empowered to Teach (BE2T) initiative recruits college-age people of color to teach in schools in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The fellowship program aims to build a workforce more representative of the ra...

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Sarah Gonser

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30 August 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A "near-peer" mentoring program offers a promising model for similar initiatives working to prevent "summer melt" for low-income students in the summer between their graduation from high school and arrival at college....

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

29 August 2019

Danvers, Massachusetts, United States

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In the Danvers, Massachusetts, school district, virtual reality technology allows students with disabilities to walk through the hallways of their middle school before the first day of classes or take field trips at t...

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Aaron Cantú

15 August 2019

United States

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Today, one in three college students is the first in their family to attend college; of these first-generation students, about a third drop out. A growing number of higher education institutions are reaching out to pa...

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Tara Garcia Mathewson

7 August 2019

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

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In 2016, a proposal for a new innovation school which would incorporate elements of private and charter schools into a public school in Somerville, Massachusetts won a $10 million XQ grant, funding awarded to promisin...

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Kelly Field

24 July 2019

Georgetown, Delaware, United States

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At one high school in Delaware where one third of students are students of color and 90 percent of teachers are white, an "equity team" brings together teachers to discuss what it means to be a culturally responsive e...

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Stephanie Strom

8 July 2019

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, United States

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A school district in South Carolina is going one step further to expand career readiness programs increasingly present in high schools to its middle schools. While some proponents believe this approach will give stude...

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Peggy Barmore

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8 July 2019

Lewisburg, West Virginia, United States

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In West Virginia, educators have seen promising results from their push to emphasize the importance of creating smooth transitions between home, preschool, and kindergarten classrooms. The state offers free preschool ...

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Caroline Preston

6 July 2019

Piedmont, Oklahoma, United States

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According to a recent survey, 86 percent of U.S. teachers believe climate change should be taught in school. Despite political resistance and a lack of state standards, teachers in traditionally blue and red states ar...

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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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