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The Hechinger Report

Laura Pappano

18 May 2020

United States

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Colleges across the nation suspended in-person classes due to the coronavirus, but it also meant suspending campus life—a classic staple of the American college experience. Students innovated by creating their own ver...

The New York Times

Dionne Searcey

28 April 2020

United States

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When universities suspended in-person classes, this also included canceling campus tours for prospective and recently accepted students. So, they did the next best thing—they resorted to recreate as much of that physi...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

7 February 2020

Miami, Florida, United States

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Some colleges think students are overwhelmed by the number of options they have to choose from—countless classes and extracurriculars are available on many campuses. Schools across the United States are experimenting ...

The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

6 February 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has seen its six-year graduation rate for American Indian and Alaska Native students rise from 27 percent in 2008 to 69 percent in 2018, as well as an increase in the number of ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rory Linnane

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26 November 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In the wake of two consecutive Greenfield High School student suicides, what can the Milwaukee-based school district learn from other initiatives across Wisconsin? Schools in Northeast Wisconsin work with the Sources ...

EdSurge News

Rebecca Koenig

12 November 2019

Montana, United States

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Policymakers and college students and faculty are testing a range of approaches to address food insecurity on campuses. One nonprofit provides small grants to students and professors to cover the cost of food, transpo...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Elizabeth Miller

8 October 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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Oregon schools are leveraging the power of relationships to improve attendance and graduation rates for Pacific Islander and black students. Community resource specialists step in to get students to school, doctor's a...

Oregon Live

Casey Chaffin

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14 September 2019

Oregon, United States

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In Oregon's Multnomah County, high schools provide school-based mental health care centers, which include access to an overall health assessment, a mental health counselor, and a behavioral health specialist at no out...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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10 September 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Brooklyn’s Red Hook Peacemaking Program, part of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, is bringing together individuals in conflict to practice restorative justice. The program accepts cases coming through various co...

KXAN-TV

Tom Miller

21 August 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Schools in Austin, Texas have a renewed vigor to address student mental health after they saw hundreds of suicide attempts in recent years. In addition to approaching the issue in a serious manner, schools are now equ...

The Colorado Sun

John Frank

20 August 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In 2016, Utah debuted SafeUT, a streamlined crisis center with on-call mental health specialists that students can call or text about potential threats to schools or personal mental health concerns. SafeUT was borne o...

The Hechinger Report

Aaron Cantú

15 August 2019

United States

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Today, one in three college students is the first in their family to attend college; of these first-generation students, about a third drop out. A growing number of higher education institutions are reaching out to pa...

Pepperdine University Graphic

Mary Margaret Davis

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6 June 2019

Malibu, California, United States

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Pepperdine University is having some trouble as they try to go about achieving the goal set by the California government stating that 75% of waste must be diverted by 2050. This article covers the specifics of the con...

Idaho Education News

Sami Edge

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6 June 2019

Spanaway, Washington, United States

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A Washington state elementary school, which serves a majority low-income population, rose to be one of the state's highest-achieving schools after it enacted a strict "no excuses" model. Though the school loses severa...

The New York Times

Amy Thomas

14 May 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Brigaid trains professional chefs to run school cafeterias around the U.S. with the aim of providing healthier, cost-effective options for students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. While students in the Bronx an...

The Huffington Post

Liza Ramrayka

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9 May 2019

Maynardville, Tennessee, United States

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A lack of access to basic personal hygiene necessities will hinder anyone's everyday life, but it especially impacts children that have to attend school where they are often bullied because of it. To provide these chi...

KMGH-TV

Kumasi Aaron

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7 May 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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To curb chronic absences, a Denver school joined the growing number of schools nationally who have installed a washing machine within their walls to reduce stigmas and allow students to focus on learning.

The New York Times

Erica Green

12 April 2019

Akron, Ohio, United States

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One year after LeBron James' I Promise School opened its doors, its students, picked for being some of the worst performing in Akron, Ohio, have shown significant improvement on district assessments. I Promise is fund...

WABC-TV

CeFaan Kim

5 April 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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In Newark, NJ, kids are opting to stay late at school on Friday nights to hang out. This is possible because of West Side High School’s Lights On program, created to give students structured entertainment and to prote...

University of Oregon

Michael Teylan

Emily Feig

Chris Bower

Winter 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Changing the culture in university Greek Life requires proactive collaboration between students and university staff. The University of Oregon’s Sexual Violence Prevention Leadership Board (SVPLB) is composed of repre...

WBUR

Peter O'Dowd

22 March 2019

Thornton, Colorado, United States

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A K-12 public charter school in Colorado was facing a shortage in resources when it came to mental health counseling for students, so professional counselors have started training students to help. These students act ...

Valley Journal

Mary Auld

20 March 2019

St. Ignatius, Montana, United States

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“Not being hungry is one of our most important considerations for students as far as academic achievement,” says St. Ignatius, Montana Superintendent Jason Sargent. This reasoning has lead the state to implement free ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Erin Richards

19 March 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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The Austin Independent School District created a system to prevent low-income families from being displaced by rising rents around the city. The system, which includes a website that tracks affordable housing options ...

The New York Times

Emily S. Rueb

13 March 2019

United States

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Schools have found that, among other deterrents, dirty clothes are one reason students skip school. Some, serving predominantly low-income populations, have now installed washing machines within their buildings, offer...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

20 January 2019

California, United States

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At liberal arts schools, like Scripps College in California, administrators are making the most of lengthy winter breaks by offering optional career development programming for undergraduates. “The question is why hav...

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