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The New York Times

David Bornstein

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19 March 2014

Kansas, United States

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Children who experience neglect, severe stress or sudden separation at a young age can be traumatized - without appropriate adult support, trauma can interfere with healthy brain development, inhibiting children’s abi...

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Dani McClain

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17 March 2014

Fresno, California, United States

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When many Latina immigrant women arrive in the United States, they don't have access to the internet to learn about the resources available to them. Únete Latina, a program run by Latinas, sends mobile phone texts to ...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 February 2014

Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

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In Fayetteville, the Mayor and Police Chief have taken a personalized approach in seeking a solution for blighted, low-income neighborhoods and are working to increase the number of city staff on-hand to help address ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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19 February 2014

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Immigrants are increasingly settling in the United States, but their cultural adjustments present economic and social challenges. Different states have started welcoming initiatives to aid in foreigners in their trans...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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8 February 2014

Bellingham, Washington, United States

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Fewer than one in four high-school graduates in the Sedro-Woolley and Meridian school districts, for example, go to four-year colleges. Just a little over half of all graduates in surrounding districts go to college a...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

8 January 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Better support systems in colleges, such as CUNY's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, have led to lower dropout rates and higher student retention.

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Catherine Cheney

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19 December 2013

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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Obesity has become a health crisis for many women in the African-American community, but a group known as GirlTrek is working to change this by making exercise a social norm and creating supportive connections between...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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18 December 2013

New York, New York, United States

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To educate and prepare new mothers, Centering Pregnancy and Centering Parenting sites in the United States offer community-based patient-centered care in low-income areas. Centering offers interactive learning, check-...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Rochelle Olson

13 December 2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Hennepin County Court, serving Minneapolis, MN and the surrounding area, has developed a co-parenting court – helping unmarried parents work together to raise their children, work through issues, and strengthen their ...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Baier

12 December 2013

Northfield, Minnesota, United States

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Minnesota schools began a comprehensive program aimed at assisting children of minority groups to successfully navigate the college application process and push them towards higher education.

The Seattle Times

Linda Shaw

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8 December 2013

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A lot of research backs the notion that parents play an important role in the academic success of their children, and their children’s schools. While too much parent involvement can cause problems, as happens in some ...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

21 November 2013

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Two Seattle middle schools saw dropping test scores and dwindling on-time graduation rates. In searching for a solution, they chose to focus on the students' poor attendance rate, and in turn saw student success leap ...

New York Daily News

Oren Yaniv

12 November 2013

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Jailing convicted criminals has shown that it neither changes illegal behavior, nor reduces the rate of re-incarceration. Brooklyn’s Red Hood Community Justice Center has given many guilty defendants of minor crimes t...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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30 October 2013

Connecticut, United States

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Child First is a program in Connecticut, where staff members deliver home-based parent guidance and child-parent psychotherapy to help prevent the detrimental physical and mental effects of toxic stress on children. T...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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23 October 2013

Putnam, Connecticut, United States

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Students have challenges retaining information, staying motivated, and keeping up with the pace of their classes. In a flipped mastery class, teachers make video lectures for students to watch at home, and at school s...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stephanie Capper

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20 October 2013

Kilis, Turkey

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Instead of outsourcing workers the International Blue Crescent relief agency, and Jordan's al-Zaatari cams, is employing Syrian refugees as teachers, doctors, and nurses. The aim is to create a self-sustainable refuge...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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9 October 2013

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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What is the best use of a teacher’s precious face-to-face classroom time? It’s working one-on-one with students, not lecturing. To free up more time for the important stuff, some teachers are now recording videos of t...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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2 October 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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Bureaucracy in the health care system causes burnout among doctors. A new medical course, the Healer's Art, is being offered across the nation, which helps doctors reconnect to the humanity of their work and maintain ...

Governing

John Buntin

1 October 2013

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago is curbing homicides through an anti-violence initiative that uses social networks to rank people’s likelihood of killing and being killed. Police then do home visits and have personal conversations with peopl...

The Atlantic

Emily Richmond

30 September 2013

New York, New York, United States

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The high school graduation and college matriculation rates are especially low for minority students. But some use tactics, like staying busy with extracurriculars and relying on guidance support systems, to ensure tha...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stephanie Capper

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22 September 2013

Kilis, Turkey

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Child Friendly Spaces in Kilis, a city with a huge Syrian refugee population, and UNICEF’s art program in Jordan’s refugee camp, try to address the mental health of refugees, who are often dealing with great trauma. “...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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18 September 2013

United States

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Medicine is in crisis; doctors face early burnout. Medical education contributes: it creates doctors who don’t show emotion. But The Healer’s Art, a medical school course delivered in an unconventional manner, reminds...

Salon

Alex Halperin

3 September 2013

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Preventing and treating chronic disease for low-income patients is one of the most vexing and expensive public health problems in this country - the healthcare system in Memphis, Tennessee, is not immune. But in the m...

San Francisco Chronicle

Jill Tucker

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18 August 2013

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, black males are almost as likely to be killed as they are to graduate high school. One school is giving them special classes with black mentors to better address their emotional needs and keep them in scho...

The New York Times

Peg Tyre

7 August 2013

Queens, New York, United States

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Many students doing poorly in school are not doing poorly enough to go to city-mandated summer school - yet they will likely fall further behind their peers during the summer. A summer school program in New York City ...

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