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Bright Magazine

Antonia Malchik

9 July 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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Students who are suffering from stress outside of the classroom can often be emotionally hard to reach. A California elementary school uses a faculty dog to help ease the stress of students who come from difficult bac...

The Guardian

Elias Ntungwe Ngalame in Yaounde

7 July 2015

Cameroon

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Cameroon was plagued by droughts, water-related illnesses, and an influx of refugees--all of which required a surplus of clean water. The government devised solar panel water distribution systems, which brought fresh ...

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

5 July 2015

Walsenburg, Colorado, United States

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Colorado causes a large decline in teen pregnancy and abortions by implementing free long term birth control and implants that prevent pregnancy.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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3 July 2015

United States

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Pre-trial detention for non-risk offenders has proven to be socially harmful, costly, and actually increases the crime rate. The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative is a national program that aims to decrease ...

Mother Jones

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

1 July 2015

South Berwick, Maine, United States

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Disciplining schoolchildren has led many students down the “school-to-prison-pipeline” because teachers have focused on controlling students rather than instilling problem solving skills. Ross Greene has developed Col...

Bright Magazine

Mary Jo Madda

1 July 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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AltSchools use a completely different education system, interconnecting technology and hands on experiments, to help students achieve a higher degree of learning.

Next City

M. Sophia Newman

1 July 2015

Nairobi, Kenya

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Non-profit organization Reliefwatch is addressing supply chain breakdowns for developing world health clinics by sending them robocalls asking about procurement needs. The information updates a database in real time,...

Reveal

Bernice Yeung

30 June 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The night shift janitor is an easy target. Working in isolation, cleaners across the country say they have been harassed, assaulted and raped by supervisors and co-workers while tidying office buildings, shopping mall...

The Atlantic

Nancy Cook

30 June 2015

California, United States

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A California-based nonprofit is working to solve the state's teacher shortage by bringing private-sector professionals who have worked in science, technology, engineering, and math fields into public school classrooms...

Bright Magazine

Bridey Heing

30 June 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Culinary and agricultural education can sometimes take a backseat to the more academic side of high school. But Blue Hill is teaching high school students the importance of healthy cooking and home grown produce throu...

Bright Magazine

Robyn Jordan

29 June 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Arts education programs in the United States are subjected to cutting for maintaining tight school budgets. Technology sectors in Seattle seek professionals who have been trained in problem solving skills and innovat...

WHYY

Marielle Segarra

29 June 2015

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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28% of Berlin's population is foreign-born, with residents from more than 180 countries. Berlin is making efforts to incorporate these immigrants by providing them with legal support and employing them in city governm...

Bright Magazine

Matt Candler

27 June 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The United States spends more than any other large, industrialized nation on education. The education system is slowly being reformed through tester groups in charter schools, but it takes a lot of time and money to d...

Mongabay

Jeremy Hance

24 June 2015

Brazil

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The Matsés, an indigenous population in Brazil in Peru, teamed up with Acaté, a conservation group, to create a medicinal knowledge encyclopedia. The encyclopedia was compiled by five shamans, took two years, is 500 p...

The Christian Science Monitor

Todd Woody

23 June 2015

Melbourne, Australia

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In the face of a prolonged drought, residents of Melbourne, Australia, cut water consumption in half by capturing rainwater and using efficient toilets and washing machines.

Dallas Morning News

Sylvan Lane

22 June 2015

Dallas, Texas, United States

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An in-depth study of Texas youth crime records helped them find a path forward on juvenile criminal justice reform, but they still struggle with limited resources and a culture stuck on incarceration.

Voice of San Diego

Mario Koran

22 June 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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School districts across the country struggle with helping their “English-learner” students learn English and academic content at the same time. Kearny High School in San Diego does not isolate these special students, ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

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21 June 2015

Israel

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Israel ended its driest year on record with a water surplus. Lessons from a desert nation on how to get more out of the spigot.

The Irish Times

Yanivis Izaguirre

20 June 2015

Honduras

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In Honduras, tens of thousands of people have hearing disabilities. The National Autonomous University of Honduras has developed software that converts spoken language into an avatar on the computer who signs for the ...

The Irish Times

Carl O'Brien

20 June 2015

Limerick, Ireland

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Children in low-income households may lag about 18 months behind their better-off peers in language development, vocabulary and communication skills. Doodle Den in Ireland aims to bridge that gap with a big emphasis o...

The Irish Times

Adeola Ogunlade

Blessing Olisa

20 June 2015

Makoko, Nigeria

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Although the poor Nigerian village of Makoko has some makeshift schools, they cannot cater for the increasing number of children in the area. But a new floating school is aimed at generating a sustainable, inexpensive...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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19 June 2015

Australia

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MoodGYM is an online program targeted to help those suffering from depression for whom it is a challenge to access therapy because of location or the stigma it carries.

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

19 June 2015

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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When a heart attack happens, the time of care and treatment is of utmost importance. Many people die of heart attacks every year because too much time passes between the care of emergency staff and the hospital cardi...

NPR

Amy Yee

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19 June 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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When disaster strikes, ordinary citizens are often the first people on the scene. Bangladesh is helping people prepare for emergencies by offering free three-day trainings in search and rescue techniques, first aid, a...

Politico Magazine

Saundra Amrhein

18 June 2015

Orlando, Florida, United States

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Community colleges were originally designed to be affordable and accessible, yet the myriad pressures on students means that the best intentions often don’t lead to positive results. But the University of Central Flor...

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