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The Kansas City Star

Kaitlin Washburn

7 April 2021

Sedalia, Missouri, United States

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Seven teen suicides in one county over a two-year span prompted residents whose lives were touched by suicide to form DeFeet, an educational and advocacy group devoted to the message that suicide is preventable. Thank...

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Ian Burrell

5 April 2021

United Kingdom

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The Student View is a program helping youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to learn more about misinformation and navigating the media landscape. The program has been able to expand to 20 cities in the Un...

Dallas Morning News

Talia Richman

2 April 2021

Richardson, Texas, United States

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Schools in the Richardson Independent School District of Texas are updating the methods and measurements they've used to identify gifted students. One way is by testing all second and sixth graders in the district, wh...

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Cinnamon Janzer

1 April 2021

Lindstrom, Minnesota, United States

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After talking about solar panels with his students, a teacher at a middle school in Minnesota worked with the school board to raise funds to install a rooftop solar panels for the entire district. All five of the scho...

The New Yorker

Ian Frazier

29 March 2021

New York, New York, United States

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One of dozens of community-based anti-violence groups in New York City, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence teaches high schoolers classes on gun-violence prevention that carry an underlying message: how to fight their c...

Christian Science Monitor

Kamala Thiagarajan

29 March 2021

Bengaluru, India

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Anthill Creations has built 275 "playscapes" across India, mostly using discarded vehicle tires as the affordable raw materials. In many parts of the country, children lack outdoor play spaces and toys to enliven thei...

Dallas Morning News

Emily Donaldson

16 March 2021

Grapevine, Texas, United States

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iUniversity Prep, part of the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, has consistently outperformed the state in student outcomes in Texas. The school has existed for over a decade and has found success by ...

The Hechinger Report

Danielle Dreilinger

16 March 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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U-46, Chicago's second-largest school district faced a legal suit in 2005 for discrimination of Hispanic students in its gifted programs and is now setting an example for how programs can be upended for good. By 2018 ...

Christian Science Monitor

Stephanie Hanes

16 March 2021

United States

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Research shows tutoring can increase learning. Two years into the pandemic, the exact rates of learning loss due to pandemic learning are still unknown, but its effects have been documented. Researchers, teachers, and...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Trisha Powell Crain

16 March 2021

Alabama, United States

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During the coronavirus pandemic, schools in Alabama were asked to provide both in-person and remote options for learning. Two districts segmented their teaching workforce so that teachers either taught remote students...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

15 March 2021

Northfield, New Hampshire, United States

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The Spaulding Academy and Family Services is a residential school for children and young adults with autism and other neurological issues. It also serves young people with histories of severe trauma or who are in cris...

Next City

Phil Roberts

12 March 2021

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

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In a science class in a local New Jersey school, students came up with a green solution to a storm water management and flooding problem in their parking lot when it rained. With help from the Cooperative Extension Wa...

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Dariya Baiguzhiyeva

12 March 2021

Ontario, Canada

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Word Up is an Indigenous-focused podcast that connects students, teachers, and community leaders for an opportunity to learn and explore social issues. The podcast began as a way to diversify how indigenous literature...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Trisha Powell Crain

10 March 2021

Alabama, United States

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Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) provides funding for summer programs that mix academic learning and fun enrichment activities. The “COVID slide,” where students fell behind in math, science, and reading, had a gr...

The Seattle Times

Dahlia Bazzaz

9 March 2021

Port Angeles, Washington, United States

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Leaders from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Port Angeles School District had a vision of creating a go-between space for students while school buildings were closed. Within the span of a month, this small community...

The 74

Asher Lehrer-Small

9 March 2021

Colorado, United States

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The Cherry Creek School district is using apprenticeships to create a more racially diverse pipeline of K-12 educators in Colorado. High school juniors and seniors are paid to participate in the apprenticeship, and ar...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

9 March 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Amy Edelstein thought that if high school students knew how to meditate they could learn how to focus, stay on track, and regulate negative self-talk. They could become better. So, in 2014 she started the Inner Streng...

Los Angeles Times

Anita Chabria

Brian van der Brug

8 March 2021

Sacramento, California, United States

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Jesuit High School in Northern California has remained open in full for two months without encountering a single outbreak of Covid-19 amongst school attendants. While it hasn't been inexpensive, the parochial school r...

The 74

Jim Fields

Emmeline Zhao

8 March 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Every Wednesday, the Culture Team at Achievement Preparatory Academy in Washington, D.C. makes house calls to help battle chronic absenteeism. The team celebrates some students for improvements and perfect attendance,...

The 74

Patrick O'Donnell

7 March 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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In order to address high rates of student absences, administrators at Shaw High School in East Cleveland had to make an extreme decision—bring all students back to the classroom two days a week amid the pandemic, unle...

The Kansas City Star

Kaitlin Washburn

Rachel D. Rice

7 March 2021

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Kids Under Twenty One has taken phone calls from thousands of St. Louis-area youth to its 24/7 crisis hotline and has educated many more students at 60 schools in four counties. Teens staff the hotline, a rarity. KUTO...

The Atlantic

Katherine J. Wu

4 March 2021

Massachusetts, United States

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In Massachussetts, a two-month long state-run pilot program is allowing some schools to resume in-person classes. Each week, more than 300,000 students are tested through the program. Instead of individual tests, the ...

The 74

Taylor Swaak

4 March 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Themed, online student clubs are a new, home-grown venture for Two Rivers Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Previously, afterschool programming was run in-person and primarily by the network’s after care provider ...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

3 March 2021

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Middle school teachers in San Antonio, Texas, have resorted to home visits and "nudging," meaning they leave notices for parents at the door with information about consequences, at the first sign of students disengagi...

NPR

Alisa Roth

3 March 2021

Mason City, Iowa, United States

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Companies like Gaggle are typically used by school districts to track student online behavior, but now they are tracking something else—self-harm. Machine learning flags words that might indicate a student is thinking...

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