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Education 506

Teaching French as a second language in Costa Rica.

Each year, our December edition, Rearview, looks back on our previous reporting to follow up on the people, places, stories, and solutions that have...

My teacher: crazy about theater

One day, I sat with my dear teacher. His name is Fernando Thiel, but we all call him Profe Loco, or “Crazy Teacher.” He...

Podcast: Will books about Costa Rica help kids read more?

Have you ever wondered why one book marked you more than others? The reasons can be many, but studies and experiences agree that when...

Teachers speak out: what our Education 506 community taught us about reading in Costa Rica

Today we come to the end of our “Let’s Read!” edition. For two months, we’ve focused on the importance of improving the reading skills...

“Reading shaped who I am today”

I've always been a reader—even when it wasn't cool. Even when it was considered "nerdy" by others. The feeling of meticulously selecting a book...

Will books about Costa Rica help kids read more?

Milagro González Villalobos is always on the lookout for books. She knows to keep an eye out for hidden treasures. She’s the librarian and...

The little libraries of Tilarán

The act of "releasing a book" is very powerful. It allows you to share the pleasure of reading with others. But what does it...

Let’s talk about theater and reading

This episode of our podcast is bilingual. We talk about our trip to Teatro Espressivo in Curridabat with our kids; what they learned about...

How can Costa Ricans read more if they don’t have books?

“The cruel reality was that there were no books and there were no libraries. It was like a bucket of cold water," says Alda...

Costa Rica isn’t reading well — but what does this mean?

Do you know what percentage of 15-year-olds from Costa Rica are advanced readers at the highest level? According to an international test applied in 2018...
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Can better tourism choices help rural Costa Rica avoid environmental degradation?

There is a theory related to economic growth and the environment called the Environmental Kuznets Curve. This theory suggests that as a region begins...
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