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Oregon Live

Casey Chaffin

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12 September 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Now 15 years old, Minneapolis' school-based mental health care program, which includes full-time therapists in school, has won national recognition. Could Oregon pull off a similar model?

KXAN Austin

Erin Cargile

Juan Salinas

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18 August 2019

Ralls, Texas, United States

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In several small rural towns in Texas, mental health professionals from Texas Tech are offering telemedicine counseling to make up for a lack of counselors available in the local middle and high schools.

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...

The Hechinger Report

Peggy Barmore

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8 July 2019

Lewisburg, West Virginia, United States

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In West Virginia, educators have seen promising results from their push to emphasize the importance of creating smooth transitions between home, preschool, and kindergarten classrooms. The state offers free preschool ...

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...

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...

PBS NewsHour

Lisa Stark

30 April 2019

Arkansas, United States

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Only about 40 percent of students in the fourth and eighth grades in the U.S. are considered proficient in reading. A group of parents in Arkansas, whose students are dyslexic, are introducing new strategies informed ...

The New York Times

Dana Goldstein

25 April 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco's choice-based enrollment process, once heralded as a solution to the city's segregated schools, is now called "a cautionary tale" by most local parents. The system gives preference to residents of neigh...

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...

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...

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...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

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22 March 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Since expected grant funding for a planned community school model was canceled a few years ago, two high-poverty elementary school that would have benefited from the approach have landed on the city's "failing" list. ...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

22 March 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Laundry machines are an increasingly common sight on the campuses of Denver elementary schools. "A lot of times our teaching goes beyond the academic piece,” one principal said. “Teaching kids how to do laundry is a l...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

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13 March 2019

Denmark

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Every year, the sixth week of classes in Denmark is dedicated to sex education. Over 20,000 teachers and 400,000 students participate in programming that goes beyond the basics to challenge participants to analyze gen...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

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4 March 2019

Brownsville, Texas, United States

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In 2013 and 2016, Brownsville, Texas was ranked the poorest city in the U.S. That hasn't stopped students in the border district from outperforming their wealthier Texan peers. Leaders credit data-based interventions,...

Boulder Daily Camera

Amy Bounds

12 January 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Boulder Valley schools are working with Latino parents to create networks of community support, feedback, and insight about the success of Latino children in the district. Parents are working with the school district ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Simon Montlake

2 January 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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In Tulsa, Oklahoma, philanthropist George Kaiser has invested heavily in Educare, a year-round early learning program, and wraparound services, such as prison-diversion and family-based programs, with the belief that ...

azcentral

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...

Slate

Karen Weese

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26 November 2018

United States

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School districts in Chicago and Portland have developed systems to ensure parent fundraising dollars are more evenly distributed among affluent schools with strong PTA infrastructure and schools where a majority of th...

The Denver Post

Monte Whaley

17 November 2018

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado voters approved spending money from marijuana tax sales on education. As much as $2 million is distributed to Colorado schools to spend on evidence-based anti-bullying programs. “Usually it means getting...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

1 November 2018

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Both Rochester, NY and Windsor, Ontario are destinations for refugees. However, Ontario has had more success acclimating these newcomers through its early education programs. On a reporting trip, Rochester's Democrat ...

Public Radio International

Zaidee Stavely

24 October 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, California, parents, many of whom are immigrants, take family literacy classes at their child's elementary school. These programs empower parents to help students with their homework and provide parents wi...

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...

Yes! Magazine

Amanda Abrams

28 August 2018

United States

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Paralleling the rise of standardized-test centric learning has been the mainstream emergence of an opposite form of instruction - "self-directed education." One school administrator explains, "Self-directed education ...

The Hechinger Report

Jackie Mader

26 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Christopher House, a Chicago-based early childcare and elementary school, says it has found the key to reducing fade-out post-preschool: “You can’t teach a child without family,” Karen Ross-Williams, director of early...

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