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WAVY-TV

Lex Gray

18 September 2020

Suffolk, Virginia, United States

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A school district in Virginia has implemented a two-prong solution to provide internet access to rural students during the pandemic. The indoor solution allows students to make appointments to be inside the school to ...

KXAN-TV

Laney Valian

18 September 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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As a result of the pandemic, some families find themselves turning to learning pods, a sort of alternative school where students can be looked over and mentored while they attend remote classes. Working parents find t...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

14 September 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students at two Philadelphia schools are getting to know the ins-and-outs of the democratic system by actively participating in the operations of their schools. Students at Philly Free School meet weekly with faculty ...

Inside Higher Ed

Madeline St. Amour

10 September 2020

Norwalk, California, United States

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Community college administrations across the U.S. are helping students continue their education during the pandemic by helping them address basic needs. Cerritos College in Norwalk, California has given away 300 free ...

Chalkbeat

Yana Kunichoff

8 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, teachers across the city created mutual aid groups to help students and their families pay rent, buy groceries, or cover medical bills. By using their existing networks, social media, and apps like Venmo, ...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

31 August 2020

United States

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School districts and cities are creating learning hubs, or learning centers, to provide students with remote learning and access to Wi-Fi. The hubs are free, low-cost, or subsided. The hubs are a necessary alternative...

Government Technology

Ben Levine

27 August 2020

Pennsylvania, United States

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Using AI technology, home address data, and algorithms, the Metro21 Institute at Carnegie Mellon was able to find the best school bus routes to deliver school meals to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The soluti...

The Hechinger Report

Bekah McNeel

26 August 2020

United States

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There is a race problem within Christian schools. More than half of non-Catholic Christian schools reported that 80 percent of their students are white. At a time of heightened racial tensions in America, some evangel...

The New York Times

Chana Joffe-Walt

20 August 2020

New York, New York, United States

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A Brooklyn school district has changed the zoning and middle school admission process to racially integrate schools and level the playing field. White children previously gained admission to schools with the most reso...

The Hechinger Report

Darcy Sprague

19 August 2020

Texas, United States

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Long summer vacations are a tradition in the United States, but some school districts are challenging the long-standing notion of summer break by using a different model—year-round school. School districts around the ...

Concord Monitor

Kelly Burch

13 August 2020

Concord, New Hampshire, United States

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School districts across New Hampshire had to find new ways of teaching English as a Second Language students during the pandemic when classes switched to virtual learning. Some districts used volunteers and community ...

The Hechinger Report

Alia Wong

10 August 2020

United States

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Tutoring has a longstanding reputation of being an effective measure in helping students stay on-track with their school subjects, but it also costs money. Schools around the U.S. are considering ways to stretch their...

The New York Times

Eliza Shapiro

31 July 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Mott Haven and Broome Street Academy serve students in the child welfare system and at-risk students. Before the pandemic, they were already preparing for crisis intervention. The two have provided students with servi...

KQED

Holly Korbey

31 July 2020

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Summer, which is usually the busiest season for libraries around the United States, brought with it challenges due to the pandemic, but resourceful librarians innovated ways to connect with their most valuable patrons...

NPR

Laine Kaplan-Levenson

30 July 2020

United States

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Congress' passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act 30 years ago made life-changing advances for millions of people with all manner of disabilities. Beyond removing physical barriers and opening education, employ...

USA Today

Sharon Lurye

26 July 2020

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

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Centennial School in Pennsylvania has dramatically reduced its need for student restraint over the last 20 year, challenging the notion that seclusion or restraint is an option when dealing with students with disabili...

The Plug

Iris M. Crawford

25 July 2020

United States

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Pandemic-induced uncertainty for schools, and their students, is creating wider learning gaps, especially for Black and Latino students. Two nonprofits, The Hidden Genius Project and INTech Camp for Girls, both of whi...

Forbes

Allison Norlian

21 July 2020

United States

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The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) mandated public places, businesses, facilities, and schools make accommodations for people with disabilities, including ramps, accessible entrances and bathrooms, and ...

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Veronika Folentová

22 June 2020

Levoca, Presov, Slovakia

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The Romani Education Fund in Slovakia is helping children from the Roma community, which has a history of social and economic disadvantages as well as being subject to ethnic discrimination, overcome challenges to fin...

Minority Africa

Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu

21 June 2020

Niger, Nigeria

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The Almajiranci system has been criticized for not integrating Western education and English lessons. To solve the issue, Malam Na’ibi, who owns an Almajiri school, started homeschooling around 30 students on subjects...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Suevon Lee

16 June 2020

Hawaii, United States

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Teachers and administrators at schools across Hawaii are adjusting to what it means to teach summer school during the time of coronavirus—and how it'll shape their protocols once fall rolls around. These adjustments i...

The Conversation

Mary Battenfeld

16 June 2020

United States

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The pandemic of 2020 bears a heavy resemblance to the pandemic of 1918, and the U.S. can learn from the successes of the past. Investing heavily in school nurses, fostering cross-sector and public/private partnerships...

NBC News

Erin Einhorn

16 June 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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After the pandemic forced schools to close, educators in Detroit had to take on the role of "detectives" in order to track down missing students and help them stay on-track. After realizing the extent of the impact th...

Outriders

Hanna Liubakova

8 June 2020

Manaus, Amazonia, Brazil

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Aula em Casa, which translates to School at Home, is a television program that features class material for students living in remote parts of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, who likely have televisions, but not acces...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

3 June 2020

Wyoming, United States

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Schools in Teton County are successfully addressing the achievement gap between English language learners, kids who don't have a strong grasp on English, and white students by taking a holistic approach. In order to i...

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