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The Hechinger Report

Aaron Miguel 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...

CalMatters

Felicia Mello

10 June 2019

California, United States

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Community colleges have long catered to commuter students. But California's housing costs and traffic are putting pressure on the state's community colleges to add student housing. Eleven already have, and their growi...

Idaho Education News

Sami Edge

6 June 2019

Spanaway, Washington, United States

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A Washington state elementary school, which serves a majority low-income population, rose to be one of the state's highest-achieving schools after it enacted a strict "no excuses" model. The intense structure has help...

Pepperdine University Graphic

Mary Margaret Davis

Griffin Finck

6 June 2019

Malibu, California, United States

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Pepperdine University is having some trouble as they try to go about achieving the goal set by the California government stating that 75% of waste must be diverted by 2050. This article covers the specifics of the con...

The New York Times

Amy Thomas

14 May 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Brigaid trains professional chefs to run school cafeterias around the U.S. with the aim of providing healthier, cost-effective options for students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. While students in the Bronx an...

The Huffington Post

Liza Ramrayka

9 May 2019

Maynardville, Tennessee, United States

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A lack of access to basic personal hygiene necessities will hinder anyone's everyday life, but it especially impacts children that have to attend school where they are often bullied because of it. To provide these chi...

KMGH-TV

Kumasi Aaron

7 May 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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To curb chronic absences, a Denver school joined the growing number of schools nationally who have installed a washing machine within their walls to reduce stigmas and allow students to focus on learning. "Nationally,...

The New York Times

Erica Green

12 April 2019

Akron, Ohio, United States

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One year after LeBron James' I Promise School opened its doors, its students, picked for being some of the worst performing in Akron, Ohio, have shown significant improvement on district assessments. I Promise is fund...

WABC-TV

CeFaan Kim

5 April 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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In Newark, NJ, kids are opting to stay late at school on Friday nights to hang out. This is possible because of West Side High School’s Lights On program, created to give students structured entertainment and to prote...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Erin Richards

28 March 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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The Austin Independent School District created a system to prevent low-income families from being displaced by rising rents around the city. The system, which includes a website that tracks affordable housing options ...

University of Oregon

Michael Teylan

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Chris Bower

Winter 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Changing the culture in university Greek Life requires proactive collaboration between students and university staff. The University of Oregon’s Sexual Violence Prevention Leadership Board (SVPLB) is composed of repre...

WBUR

Peter O'Dowd

22 March 2019

Thornton, Colorado, United States

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A K-12 public charter school in Colorado was facing a shortage in resources when it came to mental health counseling for students, so professional counselors have started training students to help. These students act ...

Valley Journal

Mary Auld

20 March 2019

St. Ignatius, Montana, United States

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“Not being hungry is one of our most important considerations for students as far as academic achievement,” says St. Ignatius, Montana Superintendent Jason Sargent. This reasoning has lead the state to implement free ...

The New York Times

Emily S. Rueb

13 March 2019

United States

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Schools have found that, among other deterrents, dirty clothes are one reason students skip school. Some, serving predominantly low-income populations, have now installed washing machines within their buildings, offer...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

20 January 2019

California, United States

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At liberal arts schools, like Scripps College in California, administrators are making the most of lengthy winter breaks by offering optional career development programming for undergraduates. “The question is why hav...

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Lily Jackson

18 January 2019

New York, United States

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Colleges campuses are increasingly consulting students about the mental health services they want to see and expanding initiatives beyond the counseling center to all aspects of campus life. At Jefferson Community Col...

NH-PBS

Jennifer Rooks

17 January 2019

New Hampshire, United States

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Across New Hampshire, youth are leading the fight against substance abuse. Programs like Dover’s Youth-to-Youth, Stand Up Sachems, Youth Leadership Through Adventure, and the Making it Happen Coalition, are all youth-...

Daily Emerald

Erin Carey

9 January 2019

Oregon, United States

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Through a new partnership, the University of Oregon's bookstore is embracing e-books as part of its inventory. These online alternatives help students to save money they would otherwise be spending on heavy hardcover ...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

8 January 2019

Minnesota, United States

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For students who are people of color, the first to attend college in their families, and from low-income families, the likelihood of finishing a four-year college degree is 12 percent. Wallin Education Partners pairs ...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Erica Bryant

2 January 2019

New York, United States

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In recent years, School 145 in New York City has significantly bolstered its mental health counseling services, with the help of the nonprofit Counseling in Schools, and test scores are starting to improve. "I have 52...

Christian Science Monitor

Noble Ingram

28 November 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The University of Maryland - Baltimore County is known for its higher number of masters and doctoral graduates of color, and for having the greatest number of black graduates with a combined MD-PhD in the country. The...

The New York Times

Paulette Perhach

2 November 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Community colleges are increasingly leveraging technology to engage students and keep them on track to graduation. Personalized messages about deadlines, information about class performance from professors, and texts ...

Yes! Magazine

Sydney Worth

30 October 2018

Houston, United States

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For many college students, financial aid programs can help them afford tuition, but it doesn't cover necessities like food that are required for true affordability. To change that, colleges around the country are offe...

NPR

John Burnett

9 October 2018

Jocotenango, Guatemala

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A small school in rural Guatemala is challenging the way that Guatemalan children are educated (if they even have the opportunity at all) by focusing on health, education, food, and art. However, although the school's...

Washington Monthly

Kevin Carey

26 August 2018

Florida, United States

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The University of North Florida combines an emphasis on predictive analytics with a very human case management system to identify students who are at risk of dropping out and intervene appropriately. In the coming yea...

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