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Unrest in Costa Rica over Education Ministry, new value-added tax
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Unrest in Costa Rica over Education Ministry, new value-added tax

Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - June 28, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, supported the continuity of the Minister of Public Education, Edgar Mora, despite demonstrations led by students from 80 schools against…

La Carpio’s cultural rebellion
Artists
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Artists
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La Carpio’s cultural rebellion

Elizabeth Lang - January 13, 2017

Part Four of a four-part series. Read Parts One, and Two and Three!  Is it possible for a single organization to change the face of a country's toughest neighborhood?…

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…

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…

Guanacaste nonprofit celebrates 10 years of support for youth
Events
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Events
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Guanacaste nonprofit celebrates 10 years of support for youth

Ellen Zoe Golden - December 9, 2015

“He was the bad boy of Villareal,” announced Laetitia Deweer as she introduced 19-year-old Abraham Meza Berrocal to the hundreds of people sitting in the audience at…

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…

Following strike-ending agreement, public schools (slowly) return to normal
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Following strike-ending agreement, public schools (slowly) return to normal

L. Arias - June 3, 2014

An Education Ministry (MEP) report released on Tuesday morning indicates that of 3,751 public schools in Costa Rica, only 613 were functioning normally on Monday, while 1,394…

Newsletter
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Teachers’ strike reaches 9th day

L. Arias - May 15, 2014

Hundreds of public educators on Thursday blocked the main access roads to the southeastern San José district of Zapote, where Casa Presidencial is located, in the second…

New administration inherits a mess with pay backlog, teacher strike
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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New administration inherits a mess with pay backlog, teacher strike

Fabiola Pomareda - May 5, 2014

Thousands of teachers filled San José’s Second Avenue Monday, marching from the Parque de la Merced to the Finance Ministry to protest a new government-run payment system…

Costa Rican schools to observe National Day Against Homophobia
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rican schools to observe National Day Against Homophobia

Lindsay Fendt - March 4, 2014

Costa Rican schools will observe the National Day Against Homophobia this year, according to the Education Ministry’s (MEP) official school calendar. Schools will now use part of…

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