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Can Cuban Medicine Help Solve American Inequality?

Bright Magazine

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Nearly a hundred Americans are studying medicine at Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), where they are taught preventive medicine to treat the underserved.

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The Questions We Share

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Is there a way to frame conversations so that people actually listen to one another? Ask Big Questions fosters large group questions and discussions about social problems on university campuses to inspire young people.

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A College in Maine That Tackles Climate Change, One Class at a Time

The New York Times

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As institutions look for ways to fight climate change, the College of the Atlantic has made the search for solutions a central part of its curriculum.

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Fewer dropouts, more degrees: How Walla Walla Community College does it

The Seattle Times

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Individualized advice and counseling, boosted by software tools, is helping hundreds more students earn degrees and certificates each year at Walla Walla Community College in Washington.

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Putting Away the Books to Learn

Bright Magazine

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Many charter and private schools in the U.S. have replaced book-based learning and memorization with a do-it-yourself learning style. This is part of the national maker education movement which aims aims to help children believe in their own capabilities and problem solving skills.

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International Students Find the American Dream ... in Flint

The New York Times

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International students and the city of Flint, Michigan, have an imperfect but beneficial relationship. The city is a cheap and accommodating place for students to get their foot in the U.S., and the students bring their business; thus, boosting the desperate economy.

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Why Prisoner Education Is Key to Reducing Crime

The Atlantic

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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 their reentry into society.

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Once forced to study in secret, this Indian professor inspires a generation of female students

Public Radio International (PRI)

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Rama Arora defied tradition and secretly pursued her PhD as a young woman in India, succeeding at becoming the first female professor at a women's college. Now she is inspiring more Indian girls to further their educatione, so they can help bring about greater equality in society.

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Hard Times for Recess

The New York Times

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Despite strong evidence that school-based physical activity improves children’s cognitive skills, concentration and behavior, schools under pressure to produce quantitative results and increased bullying have drastically cut back on recess in recent years. An an Oakland-based nonprofit organizati...

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Where Dreams Come True

Politico Magazine

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Community colleges were originally designed to be affordable and accessible, yet the myriad pressures on students means that the best intentions often don’t lead to positive results. But the University of Central Florida and its partners are proving a new model called DirectConnect—heavy on indiv...

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