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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...

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Annabelle Timsit

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11 September 2019

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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.

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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 ...

KXAN Austin

Erin Cargile

Juan Salinas

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18 August 2019

California, United States

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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.

KXAN Austin

Chris Nelson

Arezow Doost

18 August 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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Concerned about their children's mental health as a result of excessive and unmonitored screen time, several parents in Austin are taking district-wide pacts to not buy their children smartphones before a certain grad...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

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12 August 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A well-designed algorithm can help increase the efficiency of complex, and troublesome, transportation systems. In 2017, Boston Public Schools hosted a competition to redesign its complicated bussing system. The selec...

NPR

Robin Lloyd

7 July 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Brownsville Collaborative Middle School is one of a growing number of elementary schools in the U.S. using community gardens to teach predominantly low-income students about healthy food options and provide produce to...

The Hechinger Report

Caroline Preston

6 July 2019

Piedmont, Oklahoma, United States

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According to a recent survey, 86 percent of U.S. teachers believe climate change should be taught in school. Despite political resistance and a lack of state standards, teachers in traditionally blue and red states ar...

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Kumasi Aaron

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7 June 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Across America, there is a food insecurity problem that increasingly impacts children as they head into summer breaks from school. To address the gap that is created during this time, a school district in Denver, Colo...

Idaho Education News

Devin Bodkin

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5 June 2019

Kalispell, Montana, United States

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Placing students into smaller groups with peers of similar learning ability allows schools to allocate resources to struggling or underprivileged students. The Peterson Elementary School in Kalispell, Montana, has beg...

PBS NewsHour

Mason Baum

27 May 2019

Wyoming, United States

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In Wyoming, the state's school funding model recaptures money from affluent districts and reallocates it to districts with fewer resources. This unique and heralded system has allowed Wyoming to keep the doors of its ...

CNN

Eliza Mackintosh

18 May 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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Teaching students to fact check encourages resilience and builds resistance to the post-truth phenomenon. In Finland, a school curriculum implemented at the national level equips elementary and high school students wi...

Pacific Standard

Sarah Jackson

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3 May 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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In California, half of school-aged children are the children of immigrants. Among many other initiatives in the city, a community-wide training project in Fresno aims to improve how adults in the city work with studen...

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...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

30 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Schools in Denver's suburbs are reducing out-of-school suspensions by training teachers to use restorative justice practices and teach students social-emotional skills. Now, a new bill proposes limiting out-of-school ...

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

Choe Sang-Hun

27 April 2019

South Korea

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In some schools in rural South Korea, grandchildren and grandparents learn side by side. In recent years, a declining birthrate in South Korea has led to empty seats in many elementary schools. Many elder women, who m...

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 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 Denver Post

Jon Murray

23 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Colorado may tap into an unlikely funding pool to finance the state's expansion of full-day kindergarten - marijuana taxes could help to pay for new furniture and other infrastructure needs in some of the state's most...

KUSA

Megan Yoder

22 April 2019

Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States

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City Cuts is a special barbershop in Kutztown, PA that, in addition to being a barbershop, is simultaneously running an internationally-acclaimed literacy program for kids. Barber Jon Escueta gives young clients $3 to...

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 Philadelphia Citizen

Siobhan Gleason

29 March 2019

United States

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As part of efforts to get all students reading at grade level in elementary school, a nonprofit has provided 18 million free print dictionaries to students in the U.S. and around the world, many of whom don't have rea...

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...

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