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Daily Monitor

Lilian Namagembe

25 July 2018

Wasiko, Uganda

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Kabubbu Development Project is a reproductive health NGO in Wakiso district of Uganda that is teaching middle and high school girls to make reusable sanitary pads. Lack of pads can mean the difference between going to...

The Atlantic

Marcella Bombardieri

30 May 2018

Texas, United States

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Journalist Marcella Bombardieri calls community college "one of America's largest and most important anti-poverty programs." The president of Amarillo College in Texas is testing just how far community colleges can go...

The New Yorker

Jia Tolentino

12 February 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Researchers at Columbia University undertook an exhaustive ethnography, interviewing hundreds of students on campus to understand the conditions under which sexual assault occurs. The idea was to get past common assum...

NPR

Cory Turner

18 October 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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In the United States, young Black men are struggling in public schools due to systemic issues and lack of representation. This story gives insight into Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, a school with comprehe...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Kym Klass

14 September 2017

Alabama, United States

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Teenage suicides are gaining attention in order to prevent the "Silent Epidemic" of youth epidemic. Programs are now being implemented in schools to provide a place for students to get help, teachers are being educate...

KCPT

Tammy Worth

12 September 2017

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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With support from Kansas City Public Schools, a group has built an innovative new charter school that incorporates family services and social services into the fabric of the school. Kansas City Neighborhood Academy fo...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Justus Wanzala

25 August 2017

Murang’a, Kenya

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In Kenyan schools, the use of “building-integrated photovoltaics” (BIPV) acts as an innovative way to get solar energy to schools. Variations of these solar tiles have spread internationally, aided by companies like T...

Arizona Daily Sun

Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa

5 March 2017

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

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Flagstaff STEM City partners schools with professionals and creates kits that teachers can use to bring science into the classroom, teaching students and parents how to think critically and search out information thro...

Global Sisters Report

Joachim Pham

12 December 2016

Da lat, Lam Dong, Vietnam

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It is rare for ethnic minority women from rural villages in Vietnam to pursue education. At the Dominican Sisters' Huong Duong Dormitory they are providing women with accommodations, scholarships, and support systems ...

WYPR

Jonna McKone

4 August 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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In the past, debate teams have lacked diversity and have been mostly compromised by white students. Beginning in the 1990s, Urban Debate Leagues engaged minority students and challenged the traditional style of debate...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Olivera Perkins

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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A correlation exists in Cuyahoga County between the idle youth rate -- base on teens who are neither working nor in school -- and the youth violence rate, according to an analysis done for The Plain Dealer by Claudia ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

11 May 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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YouthBuild focuses on a tough demographic: 18- to 21-year-old drop-outs who are eligible for neither regular high school nor adult education. The program mixes classroom learning and vocational education, qualifying t...

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

4 April 2016

Massachusetts, United States

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A test kitchen set up at Fenway High School this year to try out new lunch items is slowly transforming cuisine across the school system, as part of an effort to expand more healthful food options for students.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

24 March 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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At the University of Virginia, the all-male peer education group One in Four works to create new standards surrounding sexual violence against women.

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

10 March 2016

Eastham, Massachusetts, United States

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A growing number of high schools across Massachusetts are exploring later start times, amid research showing that a lack of sleep can have detrimental effects on the health and academic performance of teenagers.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Kirk Carapezza

11 January 2016

Newton, Massachusetts, United States

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Through a new program called Transitioning Together, volunteer-mentors help underserved students in Newton, MA navigate college essays, meet deadlines and fill out financial aid forms. The program has demonstrated suc...

The Seattle Times

Ben Stocking

2 January 2016

Tukwila, Washington, United States

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Just four years ago, Foster High’s test scores were low and morale lower. But in a dramatic turnaround, achievement now is way up, especially in math, in part due to the new, higher degree of teacher involvement.

The Buffalo News

Mary B. Pasciak

27 September 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Schools in Los Angeles have strict consequences for truancy and tardiness but offer rewards and recognition for good attendance. Administrators use iPhones to record the ID numbers of tardy students, tracking them in ...

Mother Jones

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

1 July 2015

South Berwick, Maine, United States

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Disciplining schoolchildren has led many students down the “school-to-prison-pipeline” because teachers have focused on controlling students rather than instilling problem solving skills. Ross Greene has developed Col...

PBS NewsHour

Carey Reed

5 April 2015

Deventer, Netherlands

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A Dutch nursing home brings together students and seniors with an innovative housing plan: offering rent-free apartments to students. In exchange, the students must partake in nursing home events for at least 30 hours...

Business Insider

Abby Jackson

30 March 2015

Berea, Kentucky, United States

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Berea College, a liberal arts college located in Kentucky, has a massive $1 billion endowment. But unlike other private liberal arts colleges with whopping endowments, Berea has accumulated its endowment all while off...

The Hechinger Report

Liz Willen

17 March 2015

Clinton, New York, United States

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Hamilton College, a small, rural liberal arts college, is optimistic about furthering its efforts to provide scholarships for low-income students and for those who are the first in their family to attend college.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

20 February 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Educational nonprofit OneGoal has proven that its model of education helps provide low-income students in Chicago and Houston with the tools needed to pursue a college degree. Now, the nonprofit hopes to improve the c...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

17 May 2014

Walla Walla, Washington, United States

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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.

The New York Times

Peg Tyre

7 August 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Many students doing poorly in school are not doing poorly enough to go to city-mandated summer school - yet they will likely fall further behind their peers during the summer. A summer school program in New York City ...

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