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Sebastián Martínez Valdivia

30 September 2019

Sedalia, Missouri, United States

Radio

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Rural areas are often underserved when it comes to medical access, but a town in Missouri is working on changing this by immersing medical students in rural life. Offering students a glimpse of small town life while w...

Transitions Online

Juraj Konik

17 September 2019

Slovakia

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Transition Online chronicled the immense challenges and positive changes one teacher, the product of Teach for Slovakia, is overcoming and making in classrooms in which students are falling behind in reading, mathemat...

The Hechinger Report

Katy Reckdahl

10 September 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The Brothers Empowered to Teach (BE2T) initiative recruits college-age people of color to teach in schools in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The fellowship program aims to build a workforce more representative of the ra...

CT Mirror

Bill Sarno

28 August 2019

Connecticut, United States

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To address the persistent lack of minority teachers in Connecticut classrooms, the Capital Region Education Council has developed a teacher residency program in which local minority college graduates are paid to teach...

AZFamily.com

Kristine Harrington

21 August 2019

Arizona, United States

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To address the teacher shortage in Arizona, teachers are partnering with associate teachers enrolled at Arizona State University to team-teach. "The idea is to think of education as we do health care, and support the ...

U.S. News & World Report

Casey Leins

21 August 2019

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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Building networks of physicians in rural areas helps reduce shortages of healthcare specialists. A partnership between Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana, known collectively as WWAMI, brings doctors to th...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

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29 July 2019

United States

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Educators working full-time in Bright Horizons private child care centers get free tuition for an early child care education bachelor's degree, provided that they work for the company for at least 18 months following ...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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28 July 2019

Washington, United States

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Washington state is providing additional instruction and in some cases a path to teacher credentials for its 25,500 paraeducators who have stepped up to play roles sometimes equivalent or beyond that of credentialed t...

The New York Times

Emily S. Rueb

Karen Zraick

25 July 2019

California, United States

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California is offering up to $300,000 of debt relief to doctors who accept Medicaid in an attempt to incentivize physicians to move to the state and serve low-income communities. The program is funded through revenue...

NPR

Colin Dwyer

17 July 2019

Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

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Libraries across the United States are expanding what they offer to not just include books, but also a host of social and human services. From stocking an anti-overdose drug to offering mental health services and lega...

Quartz

Larissa Hjorth

8 July 2019

Badalona, Spain

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Pokemon Go may have faded from mainstream popularity after it peaked in 2016, but the game is finding new life in Spain, where older generations are using the game to be more socially engaged in their communities. Soc...

The 74

Kate Stringer

24 June 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Founded in the 1990s, the New Teacher Center offers a promising mentor model for new teachers. In an effort to measure the program's effectiveness and see if it impacts teacher retention, the 74 followed two participa...

The Hechinger Report

Brenda Iaesvoli

19 May 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Undeterred by a lack of funding from the state and federal government, U.S. cities are successfully getting citizen approval to raise property taxes for the purpose of funding early childcare education programs. In Se...

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David Singer

2 May 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

Broadcast TV News

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Rural areas of Maine were being underserved when it came to dental hygiene, so the state opened a dental college and a loan repayment program in order to increase the amount of industry professionals. Since opening, t...

New Mexico In Depth

Ximenia Tapia

2 May 2019

New Mexico, United States

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Although many students in New Mexico enter kindergarten speaking two languages, a lack of bilingual and dual language classrooms means students often have trouble maintaining their Spanish or that English Language Lea...

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo

29 April 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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At Cambridge Street Upper School, teachers, many of whom are white, meet regularly to discuss their own implicit biases and how they play out in a school in which 60 percent of students identify as black, Latino, or m...

Model D

Patrick Dunn

26 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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There is a lack of new and local talent in the mobility industry, so the Michigan Mobility Institute started the Detroit Mobility Lab to issue Masters degrees in Mobility after a 9-12 month program. The Lab partners w...

Adweek

Doug Zanger

25 March 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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FlexLA, a local rideshare program in Los Angeles, offers discounted and even free rides for folks looking for affordable alternatives to Lyft and Uber. While the battle to stand out among transportation behemoths prov...

Model D

Brian Allnutt

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5 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Two medical school initiatives in Detroit allow students to gain a sense of empathy while treating at-risk populations in a city known for harsh environments for homeless individuals. The programs, run through Michiga...

The New York Times

John Hanc

22 February 2019

United States

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More students are moving away from the traditional undergraduate experience towards a step-by-step accumulation of traditional degree-based and nontraditional credentials. Casandra Horii of Caltech calls these "stacka...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

12 February 2019

Colorado, United States

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In 2018, Western Colorado University became the first school in the United States to offer an outdoor-industry MBA degree. The nascent program offers students a deep dive into many aspects of industry leadership -- su...

The Christian Science Monitor

Leslie Roberts

8 February 2019

Maiduguri, Nigeria

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The Neem Foundation brings intensive counseling and 1-on-1 therapy to survivors who escaped the horrific violence of Boko Haram, a terrorist group in northeastern Nigeria. With months of aid and tough conversations, t...

The New York Times

Jason DeParle

4 February 2019

Jacksonvile, Florida, United States

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Head Start, the biggest preschool program in the country (with roots in President Johnson's 1965 War on Poverty), is improving -- in the past decade, continued bipartisan support, new evaluation measures and periodic ...

Politico

Sarah Karlin-Smith

27 January 2019

Butaro, Rwanda

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In rural Rwanda, a new medical university is offering coursework that understands that health care and health outcomes is deeply intertwined with issues of discrimination and equity. Classes include in-depth looks at ...

Mother Jones

Kiera Butler

1 January 2019

Alabama, United States

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In 2017, Alabama was one of only three states to meet all 10 of the national recognized benchmarks for preschool quality. The state credits bipartisan support, a low teacher-to-student ratio, and high teacher salaries...

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