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Varissara Charassangsomboon

11 January 2019

Singapore

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The Digitalisation of Inmate Rehabilitation & Corrections Tool (DIRECT) project gives inmates in Singapore tablets to communicate with family members and access e-learning resources. Similar initiatives have been show...

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Jennifer Guay

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9 January 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The government of Victoria, Australia partnered with businesses across the state to workshop ways cultural, gender, and other biases could be eliminated in workforce interview processes. By creating anonymous CVs, usi...

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Audrey F. Henderson

9 January 2019

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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Successful public private collaborations promote civic innovations that add value to communities. Programs that bring together nonprofits, tech start-ups, universities, and city leaders are helping Birmingham, Alabama...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Michael Deal

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9 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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With a new law requiring an experiential civics curriculum in the classroom, Massachusetts is leading the country in efforts to reinvigorate outdated civics coursework.

The New York Times

Andrew Ross Sorkin

8 January 2019

United States

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At Lambda School, students pay nothing up front, with the understanding that they will contribute a set percentage of their future salaries to the school's operating costs. Now, Lambda is experimenting with expanding ...

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Kristen A. Schmitt

8 January 2019

Pinedale, Wyoming, United States

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Aided by advanced GPS collar technology, scientists in Wyoming are mapping herd animal movement as they migrate across the state. Such efforts have helped planners and conservationists remove barriers and weigh develo...

Ensia

Hannah Thomasy

8 January 2019

Rialto, California, United States

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It turns out that bacteria can do a lot more than contaminate water--some species break down toxic chemicals and remove heavy metals. Active sites already clean water in states like Kansas, Utah, Texas, and California...

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Charlotte West

8 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In cities like Denver, Seattle, and Chicago, faith-based communities use their land to aid in the affordable housing crisis. Because many communities of faith sit on large expanses of valuable land within city limits,...

The New York Times

Lovia Gyarkye

5 January 2019

New York, United States

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Figure Skating in Harlem is a group working to help young girls of color in New York learn teamwork, dedication, and hardwork - and the art of figure skating, a sport that is often perceived as inaccessible and overwh...

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Lindsey Konkel

4 January 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

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With water scarcity becoming a reality for many cities, people are looking towards the premise of recycling stormwater into drinkable water collected from urban runoff. One major limitation of this is that the water o...

The New York Times

Dana Goldstein

4 January 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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In an attempt to retain teacher talent, the Santa Clara Unified School District has begun renting out apartments to teachers at subsidized rates so they can afford to stay and teach. While several cities across the co...

Atlas Obscura

Lola Mendez

3 January 2019

San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

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San Pedro La Laguna, a town in Guatemala, has banned single use plastics like plastic bags and straws after realizing that plastic pollution was ruining the ecosystem of Lake Atitlan and that a new waste facility woul...

Mongabay

Shreya Dasgupta

3 January 2019

Bontang, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

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Bioacoustics, a method for studying sound in forests, has some powerful implications for conservation. For example, the U.S.-based non-profit Rainforest Connection used a remote smartphone network to discover logging ...

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Jennifer Guay

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2 January 2019

Singapore, Singapore

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Through its Transformation Office and Innovation Lab, Singapore encourages a culture of innovation and smart design when it comes to making policy among its 145,000 strong civil service. Borrowing aspects of its frame...

Politico

Janosch Delcker

2 January 2019

Helinski, Finland

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The government of Finland is positioning its country as the leader in practical applications of Artificial Intelligence technology by providing its citizens with a free course. Recognizing the potential in AI technolo...

The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

2 January 2019

Rwanda

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Cooperation between state public health and religious institutions expands access to family planning resources for women. In areas of Rwanda where the Catholic Church operates some of the only healthcare centers, the ...

CNN

Bill Kirkos

1 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Data-driven policing, higher rates of gun seizures, increased hiring and a focus on improving community trust have positively impacted Chicago police. For second year in a row, the city saw a drop in murder rates, sho...

Mother Jones

Kiera Butler

1 January 2019

Alabama, United States

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In 2017, Alabama was one of only three states to meet all 10 of the national recognized benchmarks for preschool quality. The state credits bipartisan support, a low teacher-to-student ratio, and high teacher salaries...

The Guardian

Helen Pidd

1 January 2019

Elland, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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In the midst of controversy surrounding large gender pay-gaps in the United Kingdom, a wholesale company called Suma adopts a "co-op" mentality and pays everyone - regardless of gender, experience, or age - the same s...

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Rebecca Nauth

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30 December 2018

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Going Home, a program implemented by a homeless shelter in Athens-Clarke County in Georgia, helps homeless individuals maintain long-term housing and foster financial independence. The program pays six months of rent ...

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Saja Hindi

27 December 2018

Larimer County, Colorado, United States

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Mobile fingerprint scanners are proving to be a useful asset to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office in Northern Colorado. From confirming the identity of those without their license to identifying a dead body, this te...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Meerabelle Jesuthasan

27 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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An Army veteran who served in Iraq saw that post traumatic Stress disorder afflicted too many of his peers. He started a mental health technology company that tracks health data from heart rate to exercise to time spe...

NPR

Kathleen Burge

27 December 2018

Biddeforde, Maine, United States

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The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is using virtual reality to help medical students empathize with patients who are at the end of their lives. The technology has also been used to create ot...

News-Decoder

Priyanka Mogul

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26 December 2018

Mumbai, India

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Indian women have turned to smartphone apps like Safecity to help protect them from sexual violence. These apps use a combination of geo tracking and crowd-sourced stories to illuminate patterns of abuse in certain lo...

BBC

Susila Silva

25 December 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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Around the world, people are putting out Little Free Libraries—a small birdhouse like box for people to take, leave, or swap books. These libraries have helped create easy access to book ownership and reading as well ...

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