We found 130 results for:
1 April 2020
Menominee, Wisconsin, United States
Over 3000 Words
Efforts are underway on the Menominee Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin to preserve the at-risk language of Menominee. That looks like conducting school entirely in Menominee, printing Menominee-language books, up...
23 February 2020
Elizabethton, Tennessee, United States
In Carter County, Tennessee, where an opioid crisis is underway, elementary-aged children and teenagers are being taught how to administer the overdose reversal nasal spray, Narcan. Although this strategy has faced op...
12 February 2020
Quebec, Quebec, Canada
By expanding childcare access and reducing costs, Quebec has seen a steep increase in the percentage of women actively involved in its workforce. Could this system, which has been financially sustainable as a result o...
The Hechinger Report
8 February 2020
Everett, Washington, United States
In Washington state, a school specifically for kindergartners focuses on play-based instruction. English language learners at the school are making impressive progress under this model, teachers say.
4 February 2020
"The Nest" in Tijuana is a space for migrant children to relax and be themselves during a very stressful time. "The Nest" was established by the Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles and sits across the street from a s...
3 February 2020
Manchester, Kentucky, United States
A number of barriers prevent young children in Appalachia from enrolling in formal preschool classes. In response, a fleet of buses is traveling to remote communities to teach students academic and social skills.
9 December 2019
Hawaii, United States
Experiential and immersive learning preserves indigenous cultures and languages. After nearly being lost by the mid-twentieth century, the Hawaiian language has seen a resurgence thanks to the culture-based educationa...
20 November 2019
Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee created a special show for displaced Syrian children conducted entirely in Arabic. The show teaches children lessons like counting and the alphabet, but it also t...
17 November 2019
Broadcast TV Programs
Over 15 Minutes
Sesame Street has long been used as an educational tool for children throughout the U.S., but a partnership between the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop is expanding the reach of the popular televisi...
15 November 2019
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
The Brazilian city of Recife is tackling violence prevention by focusing on early-childhood education through a program called Urban95. In addition to painting the streets and buildings bright colors, Urban95 offers a...
The Hechinger Report
31 October 2019
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
With $14 million in public and private funding, Cleveland transformed its early childhood education offerings in just five years and offers lessons for other cities with similar goals.
10 October 2019
At a German preschool, an intergenerational mentoring program pairs community members with young children to productively talk about complex life concepts such as illness and death. Studies have shown that such progra...
4 October 2019
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Kids in high-income families hear about 2,000 words every hour, whereas kids in low-income families hear about 600 in the same amount of time. Alabama is rolling out a program to close the language acquisition gap for...
11 September 2019
In the Academyati model used in Qatar, teachers reject the traditional memorization model and personalize "academic journeys" for students that emphasize the development of empathy and relationships.
19 August 2019
Billings, Montana, United States
A six-week, half-day kindergarten jumpstart program in Billings, Montana is helping students to get acclimated to the classroom before formally entering school. While the "preschool-lite" offerings are not meant as a ...
18 August 2019
California, United States
Broadcast TV News
In a preschool outside of San Francisco, mental health consultants are sitting in on classes and meeting one on one with teachers to help them build strong relationships with their students.
14 August 2019
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Family resource centers across Maricopa County in Phoenix offer services to children, parents, and guardians in a holistic approach to child development. Programs that they host include parenting classes, a library, a...
29 July 2019
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 ...
9 July 2019
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
In Washington D.C., public preschool teachers are paid similar salaries to public elementary school teachers and each pre-K site receives Head Start funding. The system, which starts with three-year-olds, is getting e...
8 July 2019
Lewisburg, West Virginia, United States
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 ...
8 July 2019
Newtown, Connecticut, United States
After losing their children at Sandy Hook, many parents began receiving heavy online harassment, including death threats. But then they began to fight back. As a founder of the HONR Network, Lenny Pozner and other par...
7 July 2019
Fowler, California, United States
Online kindergarten readiness certificate programs in several states are offering low-income families, without reliable preschool programs, an alternative to expensive private care centers. Acknowledging criticism of ...
26 June 2019
Detroit, Michigan, United States
As schools increasingly use trauma-informed practices to teach children, one early child care center in Detroit has started to provide trauma-informed "reflective supervision" sessions for the teachers who watch traum...
5 June 2019
Murtaugh, Idaho, United States
Once classified as "needing improvement," Idaho's K-12 schools in Murtaugh successfully turned around their lagging math scores with the help of a state-sponsored professional development program. As part of the progr...
31 May 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Under 800 Words
As the cost of early childcare education reaches unsustainable levels for many families, advocates are working to support, teach, and validate the informal caregivers, including relatives, friends, and neighbors, who ...
Help us grow our database of solutions stories! Please enter the following information. Our staff will review the story, and if it meets our criteria (see below), it will be added to the Solutions Story Tracker®.
Great suggestion! So great, that we already have that story listed in the Solutions Story Tracker®. View it here.
We appreciate your patience as we review your story submission. You can check on the status of all of your story submissions here.It may take a few weeks to see your piece in the Solutions Story Tracker®, as we have a backlog of submissions longer than Ben Hur that we’re diligently working to eliminate. We appreciate your patience.
Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.
Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:
Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs
Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:
Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:
Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.
Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images
Photo Credit: Sonia Narang