PHOTOS: La Carpio opens new school, 23 years in the making
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PHOTOS: La Carpio opens new school, 23 years in the making

Elizabeth Lang - March 22, 2018

When La Carpio inaugurated its new school yesterday, it was the culmination of 23 years of effort. That's right: 23. A new facility to replace the infamously…

Parents padlock schools in Costa Rica to protest sex ed programs
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Parents padlock schools in Costa Rica to protest sex ed programs

Marco Sibaja / AFP - February 8, 2018

Parents padlocked the gates of public schools in northern Costa Rica on Thursday to protest optional sex education classes for teens that some believe promotes homosexuality. The…

Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates

Mitzi Stark - September 5, 2017

Pineapples are one of Costa Rica's major products for export and for the national market – but pineapples also produce a lot of leaves, which add to…

Ministry of Education Introduces “Rules” to Use Cell Phone in Classes
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Ministry of Education Introduces “Rules” to Use Cell Phone in Classes

The Tico Times - August 22, 2017

The time has arrived for the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) to determine the use of devices in classrooms. Therefore, MEP presented the regulations for the use…

La rebeldía cultural de La Carpio
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La rebeldía cultural de La Carpio

Elizabeth Lang - February 23, 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,…

Cambiando paradigmas en La Carpio por medio del voluntariado
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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
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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
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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’
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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
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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…