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Parents padlock schools in Costa Rica to protest sex ed programs
Education
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Education
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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
Costa Rica
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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
Education
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Education
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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
Education
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Education
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La rebeldía cultural de La Carpio

The Tico Times - 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,…

Cambiando paradigmas en La Carpio por medio del voluntariado
Education
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Education
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Cambiando paradigmas en La Carpio por medio del voluntariado

The Tico Times - February 22, 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,…

5 questions for Costa Rican illustrator Stephanie Chaves
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for Costa Rican illustrator Stephanie Chaves

The Tico Times - January 29, 2017

It’s a beautiful, warm morning at the Mercado Central in downtown San José. The characteristic noisy environment of the city market is infused with a delicious coffee smell, and…

NASA dream comes true for Costa Rican teens
Education
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Education
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NASA dream comes true for Costa Rican teens

Bruce Callow - November 21, 2016

See also: Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime – a trip to NASA "C'mon, let's go!" Elián Mora shouted with excitement as he raced…

A chat with Pan-American director Patrick Miller: ‘It’s time to give back’
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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A chat with Pan-American director Patrick Miller: ‘It’s time to give back’

The Tico Times - November 18, 2016

Editor's Note: In honor of The Tico Times' roots as a local paper that first emerged from the classrooms of San José's Lincoln School, we will be publishing a series…

University for Peace brings a global community to Ciudad Colón
Central Valley
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Central Valley
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University for Peace brings a global community to Ciudad Colón

The Tico Times - July 25, 2016

CIUDAD COLÓN, San José — Home to the University for Peace, a unique graduate school founded by a U.N. treaty, Ciudad Colón has been called the most…

Tico-Chilean couple seeks to turn any classroom into a science lab
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tico-Chilean couple seeks to turn any classroom into a science lab

L. Arias - July 14, 2016

A Tico-Chilean couple is looking to improve science learning in Costa Rica with a new experiment-based teaching program based on mobile laboratories. The modules are designed to give students…