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Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education
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Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 22, 2019

Costa Rica on Monday celebrated 150 years of free, obligatory and state-paid education with a ceremony at the Escuela Jesús Jiménez in Cartago. The event celebrated the…

Costa Rican third graders ace international technology championship
Changemakers
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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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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,…

Six Costa Rican students receive AFS-CRUSA scholarships for year in U.S.
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Six Costa Rican students receive AFS-CRUSA scholarships for year in U.S.

Katherine Stanley - February 27, 2018

Six students from Costa Rica's public Scientific High School System learned yesterday that they are the recipients of scholarships to study for a year in the United…

U.S.-bound – and delighted
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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U.S.-bound – and delighted

The Tico Times - October 12, 2017

Seven young Costa Ricans got a very pleasant surprise Thursday when they found out they'd won scholarships to study in the United States. Duván Ramírez, Fiorella Poveda,…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
Artists
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Artists
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

Paul Smith - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…

From San Antonio de Desamparados to the stars: Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA
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Newsletter
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From San Antonio de Desamparados to the stars: Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA

Bruce Callow - March 12, 2017

How does one go about making contact with two veteran NASA technicians who were raised and educated in Costa Rican public schools and have contributed to some…

Jill Biden: Costa Rica is a leader in gender equality
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Business
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Jill Biden: Costa Rica is a leader in gender equality

Zach Dyer - June 19, 2016

Waving Costa Rican and U.S. flags, girls studying science and technology welcomed the second lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, on Sunday as she kicked…

Learning English in Costa Rica, then and now
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Learning English in Costa Rica, then and now

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - April 25, 2016

My two children, born in New York, are English speakers with a fair background in the basics of Spanish. They attend a private international school in Costa…

Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms
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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…

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