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Patrick O'Donnell

3 March 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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English language learners in Cleveland, Ohio are getting the help they need to get through school through bilingual learning pods. Esperanza Inc., a local non-profit, opened up centers for Spanish-speaking students ca...

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

Usman Aliyu

2 March 2021

Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria

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The Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria enrolled 200 children living in Koro Afoju in a primary school near their homes. They covered the families' costs for Parents/Teachers Association levies and the...

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Bekah McNeel

28 February 2021

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Determined to keep San Antonio schools open, the newly created nonprofit Community Labs is running an assurance testing operation at a size and scale unique in the country. Used with other mitigation strategies, assur...

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Trisha Powell Crain

28 February 2021

Florence, Alabama, United States

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School counselors in Alabama's schools are providing students with mental health care resources. Florence City Schools partnered with local organizations to provide therapists on-site, as well as social workers. "Curr...

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Taylor Swaak

28 February 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Principals in the D.C. area have developed tailored approaches to rebuild trust with families who are wary of letting their children return to in-person classes amid the pandemic. These approaches include close, const...

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Meg McIntyre

27 February 2021

Keene, New Hampshire, United States

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Among the chief concerns of parents and guardians whose children are navigating remote schooling, is keeping up with different methods of learning—especially when it comes to math. In New Hampshire, students and their...

Voices of Monterey Bay

Sydney Brown

26 February 2021

Monterey Bay, California, United States

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College students in Monterey Bay are pairing up with K-12 classrooms to teach students about civic engagement. The college students are then invited to give presentations during class time on topics ranging from the c...

Broadview Magazine

Paul Knowles

24 February 2021

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

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Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie has repurposed a former residential school building into the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre where students can learn about their Indigenous history and heritage. In the past...

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Avi Wolfman-Arent

21 February 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Catholic schools in Philadelphia that have reopened during the pandemic have been able to avoid in-school community transmission amongst students and staff. Relying heavily on safety precautions, rigid systems and pro...

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Sydney Johnson

19 February 2021

California, United States

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Some California teachers developed lengthy, involved lessons to teach elementary school students about the historic Mars rover landing, in spite of virtual limitations. A teacher in Kumeyaay Elementary in San Diego Co...

The Hechinger Report

Tina Deines

19 February 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Outdoor schools are growing in popularity, but don't often reflect the diverse communities they serve. Two outdoor schools, one in New Mexico and the other in Washington state, are implementing programs and strategies...

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Rina Chandran

19 February 2021

Delhi, India

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Evictions can have devastating effects on a student’s access to education, forcing some to drop out of school. In Delhi, a city in India, a school was built by students, community members, and volunteers using locally...

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Teresa Di Mauro

Heydar Isayev

18 February 2021

Georgia

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Ethnic Azeri students face disproportionate barriers in achieving university education compared to Georgians. One of those reasons is due to language barriers. Isolated from Georgian society, it's not uncommon for Aze...

The New York Times

Erica Green

18 February 2021

United States

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About “1,500 (High School) students from 75 of the nation’s poorest schools in 35 cities,” are enrolling in college courses in elite universities like Harvard and Columbia through an initiative started by a nonprofit—...

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Emily Kwong

17 February 2021

United States

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Science is dominated by white men, and some of the most well-regarded scientists were notoriously racist. Some science teachers are not shying away from the history of racism embedded in science but are embracing it....

The Boston Globe

Meghan E. Irons

14 February 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In Boston, four organizations that serve Black and Latino families formed an alliance to provide low-cost learning pods to students of color. Run out of two churches, the full-day learning pods “serve nearly two dozen...

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Butrymowicz

Javeria Salman

11 February 2021

United States

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As conspiracy theories spread and misleading news stories are shared, educators are trying to battle misinformation with media literacy education. Through courses, and updated class curriculum, students from elementar...

South Seattle Emerald

Ari Robin McKenna

10 February 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A Seattle elementary school is providing students with meals and pantry items that are delivered to their doorsteps. In addition to food, 200 Wi-Fi hot spots, books, clothing, help with paperwork in multiple languages...

Burlington Free Press

April Barton

8 February 2021

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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The San Antonio Independent School District developed an app to help combat the Covid-slide among its students, including English Language Learning students. The app tracks interactions, class attendance, and complete...

Burlington Free Press

April Barton

8 February 2021

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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A school district in Atlanta found success in a program designed to keep students involved in remote learning. Henry County School District turned to optional evening school to provide flexibility to parents and K-5 s...

The Hechinger Report

Jill Barshay

8 February 2021

Israel

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Despite the evidence of early interventions when children are failing academic, a now-defunct Israeli remedial high school program had long lasting effects on the participants. The teens that participated in the progr...

The Seattle Times

Hannah Furfaro

8 February 2021

Washington, United States

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13 Washington school districts are piloting COVID-19 testing. By doing so, they can catch stop asymptomatic people from spreading the virus, offer testing to families who might not have access, and add a “sense of sec...

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

5 February 2021

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Although the pandemic brought many difficulties to school across the globe, some institutions saw it as the time to innovate and rethink learning delivery. Cambridge High School Extension Program, "an alternative scho...

The City

Claudia Irizarry Aponte

4 February 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Bronx shelters have teamed up with industry professionals to put together an after-school program offering students an opportunity to receive mentorship. In the program, which is based around video game-themed writing...

The Seattle Times

Dahlia Bazzaz

1 February 2021

Port Angeles, Washington, United States

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A school in the city of Port Angeles has been reopened since October 2020, it offers valuable pandemic lessons for other schools that are in the process of reopening. Aside from logistical things like temperature chec...

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