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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...

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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...

PBS NOVA

Christina Couch

19 April 2021

United States

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The movement to promote science education and careers among people who are currently or formerly incarcerated is making slow but real progress. Programs like the National Science Foundation's STEM Opportunities in Pri...

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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...

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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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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...

EdSource

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...

KXAN-TV

Catenya McHenry

14 December 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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As summer programs across the country shut down to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School summer program in Austin tried was forced to quickly pivot to virtual learning. They had to make lar...

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...

The Hechinger Report

Rebecca Klein

23 May 2020

Duck Hill, Mississippi, United States

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Through the Achieving Sustainability Through Education and Economic Development Solutions (ASEEDS) Creek Rangers program, teens and community leaders are raising awareness of the effects of climate change in their sma...

The Hechinger Report

Gail Robinson

10 May 2020

New York, United States

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Students in the Mineola school district had a head start when schools around the country switched to online classes as a result of the coronavirus? Since 2017, students as young as kindergarteners have been learning t...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Chelsea Hofmann

7 November 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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An elementary school program is teaching students about renewable energy in action. By working with the startup Zero Mass Water, educators can share lessons from the company’s hydropanels, which use solar energy to ca...

Politico

Erick Trickey

12 September 2019

Newburgh, New York, United States

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Now in 10 states and 17 countries, the P-TECH program combines high school with internships and free community college classes. In low-income neighborhoods in Newburgh, New York, P-TECH has helped increase earning and...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

7 August 2019

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

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In 2016, a proposal for a new innovation school which would incorporate elements of private and charter schools into a public school in Somerville, Massachusetts won a $10 million XQ grant, funding awarded to promisin...

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Monica Humphries

18 June 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A New York organization called Brooklyn Boatworks conducts an after school program for students across NYC to learn STEM skills through the construction of a boat. The teaching model is built to support students who d...

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Monica Humphries

2 May 2019

Pflugerville, Texas, United States

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Hands-on experience can improve learning outcomes. By using the Geometry in Construction curriculum, developed by Contextual Learning Concepts, schools across the US are not only teaching kids geometry, they are also ...

The Colorado Sun

Christopher Osher

30 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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At St. Vrain, a public school in Boulder County, Colorado's district, students work on projects for IBM and about 100 other industry partners, sometimes earning money and college credits in the process. Educators from...

FastCompany

Harry McCracken

19 March 2019

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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JamieSue Goodman, an employee at Google, was part of the team that developed an Applied Digital Skills curriculum that teaches students how to use technology to accomplish real-world tasks. Available for educators wor...

Yes! Magazine

Tim Lydon

28 February 2019

Dripping Springs, Texas, United States

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Light pollution threatens access to nature and its views of the stars, but it also negatively impacts health by disrupting sleep and human circadian rhythm. The International Dark-Sky Association has been working for ...

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Audrey F. Henderson

22 February 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Art inspires innovation. At the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the annual Black Creativity festival focuses both on championing the voices of African-American artists, innovators, and community leaders, an...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Alyssa Biederman

20 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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School districts can help students qualify for high-tech careers, regardless of their zip code, through investments in networking and mentoring. Coded by Kids was founded in Philadelphia in 2014 to teach underprivileg...

The Guardian

Amy Walker

11 February 2019

London, United Kingdom

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The Access Project in London recruits volunteer tutors in science, math, and technology fields to help young women build confidence in their STEM courses. The project also works to spread educational resources and tut...

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Donna Liu

30 January 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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An organization in New Jersey called Hopeworks combines trauma-informed practices with career and life-readiness skill-learning. Teens who enter the program are equipped with a team of mentors (academic and life) to h...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

3 December 2018

South Bend, Indiana, United States

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In collaboration with Notre Dame University, graduates of madrasas in India are receiving additional education about Islam’s role in scientific development as well as a grounding in current scientific thought. In this...

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Nick Fouriezos

25 November 2018

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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A specialized digital tablet allows blind students to draw, erase, and learn in a new, tactile way, creating opportunities for students to more effectively master complex math, engineering, and architectural concepts....

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