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How to become a positive leader before 2019  – at Costa Rica’s UPEACE
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How to become a positive leader before 2019 – at Costa Rica’s UPEACE

The University for Peace - December 4, 2018

When was the last time you invested in your own professional and personal development? With increasing demands on our time and energy, it’s often difficult to find a good…

Costa Rica plans to put broadband internet in every public school
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Costa Rica plans to put broadband internet in every public school

AFP - August 4, 2018

Costa Rica announced a project to connect its 4,659 public schools with a fiber-optic network that would give students broadband internet with speeds of 10 Mbps. The plan…

Two Costa Rican students will study at NASA with Franklin Chang
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Two Costa Rican students will study at NASA with Franklin Chang

Elizabeth Lang - June 21, 2018

Each year the XXI Century Strategy Association gives scholarships to students to train with astronauts and other professionals from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. For…

Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship
Changemakers
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Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship

The Tico Times - April 23, 2018

Remember our piece a few days ago about how six Costa Rican third-graders were ready to take on the world? Well, they emerged victorious: the students, all…

Third-graders represent Costa Rica at international technology championship
Changemakers
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Third-graders represent Costa Rica at international technology championship

The Tico Times - April 17, 2018

Six Costa Rican third-graders are ready to take on the world. The students, all from the public Jesús Jiménez Elementary School in Cartago, east of San José,…

PHOTOS: La Carpio opens new school, 23 years in the making
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PHOTOS: La Carpio opens new school, 23 years in the making

Elizabeth Lang - March 22, 2018

When La Carpio inaugurated its new school yesterday, it was the culmination of 23 years of effort. That's right: 23. A new facility to replace the infamously…

Parents padlock schools in Costa Rica to protest sex ed programs
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Parents padlock schools in Costa Rica to protest sex ed programs

Marco Sibaja / AFP - February 8, 2018

Parents padlocked the gates of public schools in northern Costa Rica on Thursday to protest optional sex education classes for teens that some believe promotes homosexuality. The…

Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates

Mitzi Stark - September 5, 2017

Pineapples are one of Costa Rica's major products for export and for the national market – but pineapples also produce a lot of leaves, which add to…

Ministry of Education Introduces “Rules” to Use Cell Phone in Classes
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Ministry of Education Introduces “Rules” to Use Cell Phone in Classes

The Tico Times - August 22, 2017

The time has arrived for the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) to determine the use of devices in classrooms. Therefore, MEP presented the regulations for the use…

La rebeldía cultural de La Carpio
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La rebeldía cultural de La Carpio

Elizabeth Lang - February 23, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

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