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The Hechinger Report

Sarah Gonser

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30 August 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A "near-peer" mentoring program offers a promising model for similar initiatives working to prevent "summer melt" for low-income students in the summer between their graduation from high school and arrival at college....

Reasons to be Cheerful

Christine McLaren

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21 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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There is a special program called Fugees Academy where curriculum is designed for the unique experience and challenges of refugee children in the US. The schools started as a refugee soccer team for kids, and has sinc...

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...

Things that Work Uganda

Agwere Sarah

27 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Yoyo Vocational Institute was established in one of the largest refugee camps in the world, Bidibidi, to help refugees and migrants learn vocational skills that can then be used for employment. The Institute also ...

Washington Post

Mikhail Zhinshteyn

27 June 2019

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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By partnering with the Mayo Clinic, focusing on just two bachelor's degree programs (in health sciences), and emphasizing the importance of close support systems between faculty and students, the decade-old University...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

6 June 2019

United States

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During the 2013-2014 school year, about 14 percent of students in the U.S. were chronically absent. In San Mateo County, the school district changed the language on letters sent home to parents about truancy, deemphas...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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17 May 2019

Colorado, United States

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It's not just soaring tuition expenses that prevent students from completing their college education - emergency expenses such as medical care and car repair can also be disruptive. A new program at Fort Lewis College...

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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 Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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25 April 2019

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Teacher home visits have been hailed as a strategy to improve student performance; however, in areas where students regularly move across district lines, a regional home-visit approach may be necessary. The Dallas-For...

Boulder Daily Camera

Amy Bounds

20 April 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Twenty-five years ago, a Spanish teacher in Colorado noticed a troubling trend - many Latino students were dropping out before finishing high school. Leticia Alonso de Lozano started a dropout prevention program, offe...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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19 April 2019

Reno, Nevada, United States

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For the past decade, teachers in the Reno, Nevada school district have visited their students' homes to build relationships with parents. New research shows that home-visits have led to reduced student absences and in...

Albuquerque Journal

Jane Moorman

11 March 2019

New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque Public Schools are the first in the nation to incorporate the 4-H model, pioneered by a youth development nonprofit, into the school day. The emphasis on experiential learning has led to reductions in beha...

Politico Magazine

Kimberly Hefling

16 January 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Georgia State University's predictive analytics system has helped students graduate by flagging at-risk students using a variety of factors, including college and high school grades, financial aid statuses, and more. ...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

8 January 2019

Minnesota, United States

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For students who are people of color, the first to attend college in their families, and from low-income families, the likelihood of finishing a four-year college degree is 12 percent. Wallin Education Partners pairs ...

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Lily Altavena

19 December 2018

Arizona, United States

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In Baboquivari, a small Arizona district, schools are in the middle of a multi-year effort to reduce high chronic absenteeism rates. By sending volunteers to students' homes, offering rides to school, and providing la...

KSTX - San Antonio

Bekah McNeel

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6 December 2018

El Paso, Texas, United States

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The University of Texas at El Paso, among other universities such as Princeton or Georgia State, are making concerted efforts to ensure the success of their first generation or low-income students in a student body th...

The New York Times

Alia Dharssi

4 December 2018

Andhra Pradesh, India

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In many countries, a lack of teachers leads to a common challenge - one teacher instructs students at multiple grade levels all at once. In the rural Rishi Valley region of India, instructors are straying from the tra...

Citizen Matters

Revathi Siva Kumar

26 November 2018

Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, India

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In 2011, authorities in Education City set about to combat the Naxal violence by offering education to children who have lost one or both parents to the violence. Today Education City houses 18 institutions and enroll...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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8 November 2018

Costa Rica

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As teachers at schools in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica begin their second month of strikes, several NGOs are stepping in to offer lesson plans and cafeteria meals to students who would otherwise be out of schoo...

The New York Times

Paulette Perhach

2 November 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Community colleges are increasingly leveraging technology to engage students and keep them on track to graduation. Personalized messages about deadlines, information about class performance from professors, and texts ...

Yes! Magazine

Sydney Worth

30 October 2018

Houston, United States

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For many college students, financial aid programs can help them afford tuition, but it doesn't cover necessities like food that are required for true affordability. To change that, colleges around the country are offe...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Grace Connatser

30 October 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Since the Lincoln Avenue School Walking Bus program started, the school has seen marked improvements in attendance rates. The volunteer-run transit alternative promotes neighborhood safety and offers another chance fo...

The Christian Science Monitor

Jingnan Peng

9 October 2018

Clinton, Iowa, United States

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The town of Clinton, Iowa was struggling both economically and with student retention until a partnership with an American businessman and a Chinese company brought 72 Chinese students to fill empty seats in the publi...

Bright Magazine

Gayatri Ganju

13 September 2018

Bangalore, India

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According to some estimates, close to 8 million children in India are out of primary school. By offering small group learning and self-directed education opportunities, the Gubbachi Learning Community provides a neces...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

30 August 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) program sticks to a simple motto: “Same Students. Same Teachers. Better Results." With this low-key saying, BARR has transformed the performance of students at a wide range o...

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