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Alana Semuels

2 August 2018

Stockton, California, United States

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Stockton is courting philanthropists by billing itself as a budding hub of innovation for fighting poverty. The city is mitigating the risks of tapping private foundations to fund city services by identifying target p...

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Russell Berman

30 July 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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120 people attended the second annual Black Campaign School, a training program created by the Collective PAC, a progressive political action committee that is trying to get more black candidates into office. The Coll...

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Jeffrey Selingo

29 June 2018

United States

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Universities around the country are participating in a policy called grade forgiveness, which allows students to retake a course they failed. Around 91 percent of universities allow this practice. Nationally, grade fo...

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Robinson Meyer

7 June 2018

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

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A professor at Harvard may be on the path to being able to transform carbon dioxide into useable fuel, thus changing the game for the rapidly warming planet. By leveraging already existing technology, the professor an...

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Marcella Bombardieri

30 May 2018

Texas, United States

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Journalist Marcella Bombardieri calls community college "one of America's largest and most important anti-poverty programs." The president of Amarillo College in Texas is testing just how far community colleges can go...

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Ted Alcorn

29 May 2018

Egypt

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Egypt has made significant strides in eliminating hepatitis C from the country by implementing an approach that combines both affordable drug access and an effort to get the drugs to those in need. Supported by the go...

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Katherine Reynolds Lewis

8 May 2018

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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At Ohio Avenue Elementary School, where many students live below the poverty line, all teachers receive training on the science of trauma and how it impacts the children in their classrooms. What teachers do with this...

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Adam Harris

1 May 2018

California, United States

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Compared to its peers, the University of California system is the best at enrolling and graduating low income students. In addition to funneling state funding towards these efforts, the UCs provide support throughout ...

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Conor Williams

26 April 2018

Owings Mills, Maryland, United States

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Across America, preschools that incorporate outdoor activities into their instruction are on the rise. It is believed that moving out of a classroom and into nature can help children creatively learn, build skills at ...

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Olga Khazan

16 April 2018

France

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In 1995, following high rates of deaths by heroin overdose, France implemented new policies that allowed primary care physicians to prescribe buprenorphine, a drug that helps curb opiate cravings, to patients sufferin...

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Sam Kean

26 January 2018

United States

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A statistic called the efficiency gap seems like a simple way to measure partisan gerrymandering. It’s easy to calculate and relies on actual election results, not hypothetical results, something called for back in 20...

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Melinda Anderson

23 January 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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In 2010, the U.S. District Court of Louisiana reissued a ruling originally given in 1975: desegregate faculty and fill open positions with qualified black applicants so that the black teacher ratio reflects the ratio ...

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Wayne D'Orio

11 January 2018

SeaTac, Washington, United States

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As the national education discussion has shifted away from zero tolerance discipline policies towards reduction of suspensions and the introduction of restorative justice tactics, some teachers and administrators say ...

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Aviva Shen

27 November 2017

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States

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After a school in Jefferson Parish gained national notoriety for having an 8th grader sent to juvenile jail for six days for tossing Skittles on a school bus, the area's schools reformed school discipline by adopting ...

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Ashley Braun

9 November 2017

Puerto Rico

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To reintroduce captive birds into their native lands, wildlife biologists are implementing rather unconventional methods of behavioral conditioning to train species how to behave when approached by a predator.

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Alia Wong

2 August 2017

Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States

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After generations of waiting, the Oglala Sioux prophecy of an economic, spiritual, and social renaissance is coming true. "Now the Seventh Generation is here," and they are creating dynamic change in one the least dev...

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Amadou Diallo

18 July 2017

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In a Buffalo school district where many students from low-income families struggled with trauma, attendance, and the effects of poverty, a non-profit initiative called Say Yes to Education is implementing drastic chan...

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Nicolas Pollock

7 July 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Cities like Los Angeles spend billions of dollars to house their homeless populations, especially as those who are homeless are more likely to be hospitalized and thus increase overall healthcare spending. Anthony Ruf...

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Vann R. Newkirk II

5 July 2017

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Surprisingly, breathing thin air at high altitudes helps some patients with asthma. Other emerging treatments include medicines that suppress the body’s immune response to allergens.

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Karen Weintraub

29 June 2017

Massachusetts, United States

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'Super-users' are people who use the healthcare system a disproportionate amount more. Programs such as One Care are designed to care for these 'super-users' organizing their complex care in order to reduce emergency ...

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Olga Khazan

22 June 2017

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

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People living in rural areas often do not have access to therapy, additionally, the price of therapy can be expensive. In Tennessee, therapists now provide brief psychotherapy sessions within a health clinic, in order...

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Helaine Olen

18 June 2017

Massapequa, New York, United States

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As the cost of care and medication continues to rise, many people find themselves underinsured and unprotected from a financial crisis when facing a medical emergency or ongoing treatment for a chronic disease. To add...

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Maura Ewing

5 June 2017

Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States

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Public defenders' caseloads are too large for them to be able to provide the details that a loved one of an offender can provide in court. Participatory Defense programs train loved ones of the offender to be able to ...

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty

1 June 2017

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Children are typically diagnosed with callous and unemotional traits rather than psychopathy, so they are rarely treated properly for the mental condition even though most of these children grow into adult psychopaths...

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Rob Walker

May 2017

Salem, Illinois, United States

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A large number of Americans are "unbanked or underbanked"—meaning they are not tied to traditional financial institutions to manage their money—which makes saving difficult. Walmart has managed to serve this populatio...

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