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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

The Tico Times - 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
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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
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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

The Tico Times - 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 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

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
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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
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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…