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The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

16 December 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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Modeled on a long-running and successful program in Oakland, Philadelphia schools' Relationships First program uses restorative justice to reform school discipline. The program follows a three-step approach to changin...

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 ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Prince James Story

26 October 2021

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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There are about 480,000 school buses in the country, less than one percent of them are electric. Replacing diesel school buses with electric ones would reduce greenhouse emissions by 5.3 million tons a year, it would ...

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...

COVID-19 Data Dispatch

Betsy Ladyzhets

5 September 2021

Port Orford, Oregon, United States

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Despite its tiny size and modest resources, the Port Orford-Langlois school district in Oregon managed to minimize coronavirus spread among students in the 2020-21 school year. A key factor was the partnership between...

COVID-19 Data Dispatch

Betsy Ladyzhets

29 August 2021

Andrews, Texas, United States

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Thanks to a trusting and open relationship between school officials and parents, Andrews, Texas, schools kept COVID-19 infections under control when classes resumed in August 2020, even though virtual learning was har...

Zenger News

Leocadia Bongben

22 August 2021

Maroua, Cameroon

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In Cameroon's Far North region, mobile libraries lend books to children and adults who have been deprived of both libraries and education by Boko Haram militants. The tricycle-powered libraries are part of Lire au Sah...

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...

Pamplin Projects

Nick Budnick

26 July 2021

Colorado, United States

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Across the country enrollment in online charter schools is disproportionately white, except in one state- Colorado. In Oregon, the opposite is true. This article compares what factors differentiate the state of Color...

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...

Next City

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...

Next City

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...

Next City

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...

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