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March 25, 2016

How One School District Uses Virtual Field Trips to Save Lots of Time, Money

An administrator with Durham Public Schools plans more than 100 virtual field trips each year that take her district's elementary school students to places they could never afford to go to otherwise.

February 20, 2015

4-H Club Expands College Prep Program to New York City's Hispanic Youth

The 4-H national youth organization is expanding an after-school dropout-prevention program for Hispanic high school students in New York City and two other cities with a $2 million grant from New York Life Foundation.

October 31, 2014

White House Kitchen Opened to Students for Virtual Healthy Cooking Demo

Thousands of students across the country took a virtual field trip to the White House kitchen for a cooking demonstration and a lesson on healthy eating by White House top chef Sam Kass during a live-streamed, interactive webcast.

October 23, 2014

Programs Found to Stem Summer Learning Loss and Boost Achievement

An analysis of summer academic and enrichment programs operating in 13 states and the District of Columbia that were developed by the nonprofit Building Educated Leaders for Life, or BELL, found that students struggling the most in elementary and middle school showed the greatest gains in math and reading after going through the program

October 29, 2013

Student Turns Civil War Passion Into Powerful Learning Experience

Andrew Druart has turned his excitement with Civil War history into a learning opportunity he feeds after school, in the summer, and on weekends. He also has a website, The Civil War For Kids, to help other young people get engaged with the subject.

October 10, 2013

Government Shutdown Takes Toll on School Field Trips

Schools are making last minute changes and dealing with disappointed kids as museums and national parks are closed because of the government shutdown.

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