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The New York Times

Dana Goldstein

2 December 2021

Oxford, Michigan, United States

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Students at Oxford High School in Michigan, the scene of a mass shooting on Nov. 30, credit their active-shooter training with saving lives. But experts on school safety say some of the lessons taught in the training ...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

19 October 2021

Rochester, New York, United States

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During the 2020 social justice protests, Rochester city school leaders quickly acted to remove police officers from the schools. A long-time goal of school-discipline reformers, ending the use of school resource offic...

Pioneers Post

Laura Joffre

27 July 2021

Chad

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Funded by the Hear the World Foundation, Écoute-moi! provides audiological care in Chad. Working closely with children at a school for hearing loss, the group conducts audiograms to assess hearing loss levels, fits th...

Block Club Chicago

Alex V. Hernandez

22 July 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Alderman Matt Martin worked with school leaders to involve students in determining how to spend discretionary funding for their school. After learning about local governance, participatory budgeting, and how infrastru...

The 19th

Chabeli Carrazana

20 July 2021

Arkansas, United States

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Project PLAY, the third of Arkansas’ three-tiered mental health consultation system, has reduced high expulsion and suspension rates for children in child care settings. The program provides consultants who go into cl...

Chalkbeat

Melanie Asmar

12 July 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Denver's school board responded to the 2020 racial justice protests by removing the police officers who were stationed in certain middle and high schools. But the police or the district's growing force of armed guards...

Capital Daily

Jolene Rudisuela

6 July 2021

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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The Nisaika Kum’tuks and Tsawalk learning centers provide alternative schooling options for Indigenous students to learn more about their culture and languages. The centers teach a total of 100 students from 23 differ...

The Kansas City Beacon

Maria Benevento

2 July 2021

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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Restorative discipline in classrooms is allowing students to focus on building relationships and repairing harm instead of suffering punishments. The practice prioritizes communication in an effort to emphasize commun...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

30 June 2021

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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In order to develop the next generation of school administrative leaders, the Teton County School District created a leadership development program. The aim of the program is to create a pool of candidates who will be...

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Roshan Abraham

17 June 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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Studies show that abstinence-based prevention drug programs like D.A.R.E don't work. To provide another option, the Drug Policy Alliance, a non-profit, developed its own curriculum called “Safety First.” The 15-lesson...

KSTU-TV

Sydney Glenn

16 June 2021

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Utah Stem Action Center’s Innovation Hub has partnered with schools in order to make learning about math and science more enjoyable for students. During the pandemic the organization made and delivered around 500 To-L...

Prism

Sravya Tadepalli

14 June 2021

United States

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In 2019, close to half, or 45 percent of white students scored proficient or above in reading comprehension, compared to 18 percent of Black fourth graders, and 23 percent of Latinx fourth graders. However, research s...

KSNW-TV

Hunter Funk

12 June 2021

Wichita, Kansas, United States

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Rise Up for Youth is a program built into some Wichita schools that works to keep teenagers out of gangs and helps them focus on positive changes in their community. There are two programs — one for males called the B...

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Celeste Hamilton Dennis

10 June 2021

Miami, Florida, United States

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Code/Art trains art teachers in a curriculum that combines art and coding, with the goal of inspiring girls to code. They also offer weekly clubs for elementary and middle school girls, a Future Female Tech Leaders pr...

The Bemidji Pioneer

Josh Verges

6 June 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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In St. Paul, Minnesota, the St. Paul school district switched from a letter grade structure to a pass/fail system. A trend that was seen across other districts in the states. The move came after the pandemic resulted ...

Yes! Magazine

Breanna Draxler

31 May 2021

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, in which a white mob killed hundreds of Black residents and destroyed the thriving neighborhood of Greenwood, the Centennial Commission supported a number of i...

Cicero Independiente

Irene Romulo

26 May 2021

Cicero, Illinois, United States

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"Gang contracts" are used by many schools as a way to tell students they are suspected of gang activity and must avoid such activity or face discipline or expulsion. Gang contracts have been put to extensive use in th...

Pamplin Projects

Gabby Urenda

26 May 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Portland Public Schools contracted with the Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) to provide culturally and linguistically specific social support services to Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian students an...

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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 ...

Concord Monitor

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...

Pamplin Projects

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...

IndigiNews

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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