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The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

9 March 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Amy Edelstein thought that if high school students knew how to meditate they could learn how to focus, stay on track, and regulate negative self-talk. They could become better. So, in 2014 she started the Inner Streng...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sarah Moss

8 March 2021

New South Wales, Australia

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Mothers and Sons is a six-week domestic-violence prevention program for boys 6-8 years old and their mothers. Unlike programs aimed at older youth and men, mothers sign up for this because they want their sons to grow...

The Washington Post

Theresa Vargas

3 March 2021

Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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A group of D.C. teens produced a short film depicting life in their neighborhood, the final product of a pilot project that teaches filmmaking skills in order to lift up community voices and inspire youth to pursue a ...

Transitions Online

Teresa Di Mauro

Heydar Isayev

18 February 2021

Georgia

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Ethnic Azeri students face disproportionate barriers in achieving university education compared to Georgians. One of those reasons is due to language barriers. Isolated from Georgian society, it's not uncommon for Aze...

The Boston Globe

Meghan E. Irons

14 February 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In Boston, four organizations that serve Black and Latino families formed an alliance to provide low-cost learning pods to students of color. Run out of two churches, the full-day learning pods “serve nearly two dozen...

The National

Priti Salian

12 February 2021

India

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In India, where stuttering is not recognized as a disability, The Indian Stammering Association (TISA) offers "free online courses, counseling, communication workshops, and daily virtual meeting" to help those who str...

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Giedrius Vitkauskas

30 January 2021

Vilnius, Lithuania

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A nonprofit in Lithuania is providing resources for children from the Roma community in order to decrease the rate of students who drop out of school early. The historically-marginalized group faces social stigmas and...

The Hechinger Report

Javeria Salman

14 January 2021

Iraq

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Hello Future is a non-profit teaching digital literacy at a refugee camp in Iraq. The program aims to teach refugees aged 13-18 marketable skills, and does so through "mobile-first" initiatives, where "90% of the prog...

Christian Science Monitor

Radhika Iyengar

8 January 2021

Deora, Bihar, India

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Sadiya Riyaz Shaikh wanted more students, specifically girls, in her village to have access to books and a place to study. She created the Maulana Azad Library, a repurposed family guesthouse full of hundreds of new a...

The Baltimore Sun

Tatyana Turner

23 December 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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In Baltimore, a non-profit known as the Next One Up program is helping young men who are struggling in school by supporting and advancing their academic, athletic, and social development through small group activities...

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...

Impacthub Media

Zeddy Odanga

7 December 2020

Kibera, Nairobi Area, Kenya

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Concerned with a rise in misbehavior by students who were staying home much more due to the coronavirus pandemic, a resident of Kibera started a rope-making project that both engages and employs the children. I felt t...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

9 November 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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In Austin, some families pay upwards of $1,300 a month to place their children in learning pods, an option not all families can afford. To help working families an organization launched Community Pods, which offers th...

WAVY-TV

Lex Gray

9 November 2020

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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Norfolk Public Schools had a unique approach to addressing student performance post-pandemic—giving students an incomplete instead of failing them. The move revealed racial disparities that allowed the district to res...

KXAN-TV

Chris Nelson

Josh Hinkle

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Ben Friberg

16 October 2020

United States

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This T.V. segment showcases multiple solutions used by school districts and nonprofits across the nation, from creating cell phone towers so students have access to reliable wifi, to curbside meals, to learning pods. ...

Al Jazeera

Kalpana Sunder

12 October 2020

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Back in 1988, Bina Sheth Lashkar, started noticing that students who lived in Slums were dropping out at high rates because they had to work to support their families. So, Bina and her colleague created Door Step Scho...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

6 October 2020

United States

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Engaging parents during the pandemic is crucial for student learning. This story takes a look at methods undertaken by an organization in U.S. and another in Botswana. In the U.S., Springboard, has a five-week summer ...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

28 September 2020

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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In San Antonio, the Guadalupe Community Center is providing a free “day school” for children of working-class families in the city’s poorest zip code. The center serves around 30 K-12 students where they can safely ...

KXAN-TV

Arezow Doost

Josh Hinkle

Jennifer Sanders

Laney Valian

Tahera Rahman

John Thomas

27 September 2020

Texas, United States

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Over 15 Minutes

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In Texas, 2 million households in the state don’t have high speed internet, affecting students of color at a greater rate. Some districts have also had problems with chronic absenteeism. This segment explores creativ...

KXAN-TV

Laney Valian

18 September 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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As a result of the pandemic, some families find themselves turning to learning pods, a sort of alternative school where students can be looked over and mentored while they attend remote classes. Working parents find t...

The New Yorker

Casey Parks

14 September 2020

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, “regional enrichment centers,” or schools for the children of essential workers, popped up. The centers provided a place where workers, who couldn’t take care of their kids when schools shut down dur...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

31 August 2020

United States

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School districts and cities are creating learning hubs, or learning centers, to provide students with remote learning and access to Wi-Fi. The hubs are free, low-cost, or subsided. The hubs are a necessary alternative...

National Geographic

Michael Greshko

27 August 2020

United States

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80 percent of overnight camps across the country have shuttered down due to pandemic. Camps that reopened had to change how they operate, by using a range of practices from apps to field guides, some have been able to...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

24 June 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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When schools and daycares closed at the onset of the pandemic, YMCA centers around the country remained open to provide care for the children of essential workers. In Phoenix, YMCA staff worked to screen children for ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Amy Schwabe

8 June 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Virtual classes have become an unexpected advantage for children with autism and other sensory processing disorders. In-person acting classes can make some children with these disabilities uncomfortable and unable to ...

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