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Today’s Solutions: July 19, 2024

A historic $1 billion gift to

A historic $1 billion gift to Johns Hopkins eliminates tuition for most medical students

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $1 billion commitment to Johns Hopkins University, marking a watershed moment in medical school history. This unprecedented contribution, announced last week, would make tuition free for most medical students beginning Read More...

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Nigerian school accepts plastic bottles as payment for tuition fees

A school in Nigeria is taking an innovative approach to tackle the problem of plastic waste while also promoting education. The Morit International School, located in Ajegunle, a densely populated area of Lagos, Nigeria, has launched an initiative that allows students to pay their tuition fees Read More...

 Unidentified Individuals on the campus lawn of the University of Arizona.

University of Arizona offers free college tuition to Native students

Last Monday, the University of Arizona announced that going forward, Native American students will not have to pay tuition or other academic fees at its main campus in Tucson. Right now, the cost of tuition on this campus is $12,700 per semester. The hope is that this program will help serve Read More...

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Zimbabwean teacher’s Whatsapp academy gets students top marks

Maxwell Chimedza, or “Dr. Maxx” to his students, is a 27-year-old teacher and although he is considered "unqualified," his students earn grades that put them in the same league as students from Zimbabwe’s expensive and elite boarding schools. How does he manage to achieve such a feat? Read More...

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Comic books are a powerful tool for explaining social issues. Here’s some to read

Comic books are no longer simply for superhero fans and Sunday morning chuckles. Young activists are getting involved in the fight against climate change and social injustice, and comic books are becoming a powerful tool in the battle.  Comic books are accessible resources for teaching kids Read More...