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PBS

Broadcast TV News / Over 15 Minutes

Harsville, South Carolina is trying to better its educational program. But first it must change the standard of living in the town to provide greater examples of success for the children to follow.

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A Book in Every Home, and Then Some

The New York Times

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Lack of reading material is not only a third-world problem - many poor families in the United States lack access to and funds for books. A program that helps get books to into the homes of low-income families can boost literacy, and help publishers, too.

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A Boost for the World's Poorest Schools

The New York Times

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How can rural African children learn to read when there are no books in their languages? Save the Children helps kids to create their own books, creating a homemade library for their village.

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A By-the-E-Book Education, for $5 a Month

The New York Times

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For-profit companies are making good private schools available even to Africa’s poor. They can do it – and can do it on an enormous scale – by hiring neighborhood residents to teach, and scripting out every word of every lesson on an e-reader.

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An Untapped Force in the Fight for Literacy

The New York Times

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Teaching reading skills to children early is crucial, especially with respect to their educational success later in life. School systems are switching reading programs to help underachieving students have one on one time with a tutor.

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Back to School

This American Life

Podcast / Over 15 Minutes

As kids and teachers head back to school, we wanted to turn away from questions about politics and unions and money and all the regular school stuff people argue about, and turn to something more optimistic — an emerging theory about what to teach kids.

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Giving Where It Works

The New York Times

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Non-profit organizations and programs that seek to improve community or global life can have financial challenges even with donations. Investigative advocacy journalism has highlighted seven global programs that succeed in financial sustainability and demonstrate positive outcomes for the people ...

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In India, Revealing the Children Left Behind

The New York Times

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Volunteers with the Annual Status of Education Report test children's math and reading skills in villages across India. While 96 percent of Indian children are in school, ASER reveals that many of them are not receiving a real education. "Learning camps" and grouping children by ability, not age,...

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High poverty, high test scores: Auburn school is a shouting success

The Seattle Times

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As school poverty rates goes up, learning and test scores fall. At Gildo Ray elementary school in Washington state uses a teaching method called director or explicit instruction, in which children learn from a structured approach to teaching with teacher-guided practice. Gildo Ray’s test scores i...

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How One Charter School Network is Helping End Poverty in the Bronx

Reason.tv

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The South Bronx has children at the poverty level and its public school system has let many students down. The Icahn Charter School network offers one of New York City’s first charter schools and is the second highest achieving network in the City. The Icahn school system offers a non-confrontati...

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