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Kristi Eaton

26 May 2021

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Urban Coders Guild provides STEM education opportunities to underrepresented communities and is working with local students to build websites for the businesses destroyed during the Tulsa Race Massacre. While none of ...

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Meg McIntyre

25 May 2021

Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

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As New Hampshire schools debate the presence of police officers stationed in schools, one model they and other states can consider is found at Minnesota Intermediate School District 287. That district lowered in-schoo...

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Courtney Vaughn

25 May 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The Student Success Act, which allotted money to school districts for things like more mental health resources, had mixed results due to funds being redirected because of COVID-19. Portland Public Schools increased th...

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Mikayla Temple

25 May 2021

East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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Many parents and community members lobbied the Okemos School Board, which approved a name change for the public schools’ mascot from one that objectifies and stereotypes Native Americans to one that promotes a positiv...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jane M. Von Bergen

17 May 2021

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

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A relatively new approach to teaching elementary school students called "The Science of Reading," is upending the way teachers approach curriculum. This pedagogical system places equal emphasis on auditory learning as...

Nigeria Health Watch

Rabson Kondowe

17 May 2021

Malawi

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The Learner Treatment Kits Initiative trained primary school teachers in 58 schools to use rapid diagnostic tests to identify and treat children with uncomplicated malaria infections. In addition to the tests, the kit...

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Athena Bonneau

16 May 2021

Oliver, British Columbia, Canada

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The Experiential, Project-based, Indigenous and Community (EPIC) program was designed to strengthen connections with Indigenous students and boost attendance at a high school in Oliver, B.C. The new program is offered...

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Praveena Somasundaram

14 May 2021

Texas, United States

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ImmSchools works in over 30 school districts across Texas, New York, and Illinois to make schools safe and welcoming for undocumented students and their families. They work with districts to advocate for better polici...

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Darcy Sprague

13 May 2021

United States

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School districts across the country from Miami, FL, to Richmond, VA, had to modernize their school meetings to follow safety precautions of the pandemic. To do this, school districts moved their school board meetings ...

Dallas Morning News

Talia Richman

7 May 2021

Texas, United States

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Quick one-minute assessments are helping teachers better identify where a child may be falling behind. During the test students must read and identify as many words and letters as they can, afterwards, teachers make a...

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Kiran Misra

30 April 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A participatory budgeting pilot in ten Chicago Public Schools empowers students to influence change by deciding how small grants, typically $1,000 to $2,000, should be spent for school improvement. Students brainstorm...

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Trisha Powell Crain

28 April 2021

Madison, Alabama, United States

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Across Alabama, districts are using summer school breaks as a chance to bridge learning gaps for elementary school students who struggled to adjust to remote schooling or didn’t get as much face time with teachers dur...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Mahala Garcia-Bartch

27 April 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Unscripted Project in Philadelphia is helping middle schoolers learn valuable life skills an unconventional method—improv. During a workshop, participants learn to persevere in the face of adversity, equipping the...

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Johann Calhoun

26 April 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Families with students in prekindergarten in Philadelphia now are eligible for PHLConnectED, a program that provides students with free internet access during remote learning. The program has already reached out to ov...

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Kristen Taketa

23 April 2021

San Diego, California, United States

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A teacher in San Diego took matters into her own hands when she couldn't find a social justice curriculum tailored to students with disabilities. That’s partly why she created what she calls the “Social Justice League...

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Christine Herman

22 April 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Students' mental health is becoming a higher priority for schools across the U.S. At Hernandez Middle School in Chicago, each day starts with a check-in from their teacher, along with a mindfulness lesson and other us...

Christian Science Monitor

Chelsea Sheasley

20 April 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Washburn High School in Minneapolis is taking a different approach for in-school safety, one that doesn't rely on a police presence. The school district ended its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department and re...

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Christina Couch

19 April 2021

United States

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The movement to promote science education and careers among people who are currently or formerly incarcerated is making slow but real progress. Programs like the National Science Foundation's STEM Opportunities in Pri...

Idaho Education News

Sami Edge

15 April 2021

Lapwai, Idaho, United States

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The Lawpwai School District in Idaho has taken a different approach to behavioral health. This new approach includes focusing on teaching positive behavior expectations, partnering with agencies to make on-site the...

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Jacqueline Neber

14 April 2021

New York, New York, United States

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At the onset of the pandemic some families resorted to learning pods to keep their kids on track, but this option was not accessible for lower income families. In Brooklyn, schools, churches, and community groups are ...

Idaho Education News

Sami Edge

14 April 2021

Idaho, United States

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The Connect program in Cassia, Idaho is making it easier for students experiencing mental health crises to get help. Students are able to call a phone number, which also has Spanish interpreters, where they can receiv...

El Paso Matters

Molly Smith

13 April 2021

El Paso, Texas, United States

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Texan cities, like McAllen and El Paso, are bridging the digital divide for students and building infrastructure to connect whole communities. In El Paso, the city used $150,000 of the $84 million it received in feder...

Idaho Education News

Sami Edge

13 April 2021

Nampa, Idaho, United States

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In-school therapy is an increasingly popular mental health support in Idaho schools. Through a partnership with local agencies, therapists are available at schools and are able to set appointments with students, witho...

Chicago Sun-Times

Maudlyne Ihejirika

11 April 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The Partnership to Educate and Advance Kids, a tuition and mentoring program in Chicago, provides full-rides to Catholic school for students facing economical disadvantages. The program targets students with average ...

Concord Monitor

Meg McIntyre

11 April 2021

Dover, New Hampshire, United States

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Hate crime laws apply to a narrow range of conduct, and often fail as a response to bias incidents that constitute hate speech but are not in themselves a crime. When high school students working on a history class pr...

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