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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

Elizabeth Lang - 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

Elizabeth Lang - 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’

Michael Krumholtz - 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

Karl Kahler - 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…

US community college fair features low-cost study options
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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US community college fair features low-cost study options

L. Arias - April 21, 2016

Want to study in the U.S. but think it will be too expensive? The Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center (CCCN) is hosting a community college fair on Friday,…

Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms
Business
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Business
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Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms

Zach Dyer - March 11, 2016

The popular language-learning app Duolingo is moving from smartphones into classrooms around Costa Rica. On Monday, trainers from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company showed more than 300 public and…

Teachers can’t take cellphones from students, says Costa Rican Education Ministry
Education
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Education
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Teachers can’t take cellphones from students, says Costa Rican Education Ministry

Zach Dyer - August 17, 2015

Ah, the good old days, when teachers could flip out over flip phones in the classroom. Alas, no more. Costa Rica's daily La Nación reported Friday that…

‘Little Monsters’ cultivates kids’ creativity
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Little Monsters’ cultivates kids’ creativity

Robert Isenberg - April 9, 2015

“Little Monsters” may sound like a funny name, perhaps a bad translation, but that is the official title of a new “creative club” designed for children. The…

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