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Mattie Quinn

31 May 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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As the cost of early childcare education reaches unsustainable levels for many families, advocates are working to support, teach, and validate the informal caregivers, including relatives, friends, and neighbors, who ...

NPR

Taylor Wizner

29 May 2019

Michigan, United States

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Northern Michigan University has found a way to tap into the Educational Resource Spectrum to secure high speed internet access for off-campus students and nearby underserved communities. To figure out if this little-...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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29 May 2019

Yonkers, New York, United States

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Greystone Bakery in Yonkers, N.Y., hires applicants without requiring drug tests, background checks, or credit checks as a way to prioritize future success rather than past actions. The bakery's system of "open hiring...

Bangor Daily News

Beth Brogan

28 May 2019

Knox, Maine, United States

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The newly-elected district attorney in Maine, Natasha Irving, has started implementing restorative justice practices into the area’s criminal justice system. The use of restorative justice in this case includes offeri...

The Christian Science Monitor

David Karas

23 May 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Founded in 2000, Hopeworks provides coding and computer training combined with connections to internship and job opportunities to youth in Camden. The larger aim of the organization is to cultivate "'a positive, heali...

The Guardian

Richard Orange

22 May 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm, Sweden is known as the best city in the world for work-life balance, as it boasts flexible work hours and nearly two years' parental leave per child for each parent. While raising a child with a full-time c...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

16 May 2019

New York, United States

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Politicians and education advocates are increasingly using terms like "free college" and "college promise." As the model gains traction as a solution to the nation's overwhelming student debt, Stacy Teicher Khadaroo e...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

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16 May 2019

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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Sun Tribe Solar, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, collaborated with the city on a curriculum that is helping previously underemployed individuals join an insular industry, especially those who are underrepresented ...

The Guardian

Elle Hunt

14 May 2019

Vienna, Austria

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Vienna, Austria uses a tactic called "gender mainstreaming" to ensure that urban planning equally takes into account lives of women and men around the city. While architecture and urban planning have traditionally bee...

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Eve Livingston

13 May 2019

Delhi, India

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Recent efforts to bring a gender perspective, especially a feminist one, to urban planning are making cities safer and more inclusive. One Indian app called SafetiPin crowdsources ratings of public spaces based on var...

Seacoastonline.com

Hadley Barndollar

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12 May 2019

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

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Recognizing the barriers posed by lack of access to adequate transportation, a preschool in Portsmouth opened a second location next to the Housing Authority's Gosling Meadows neighborhood. “If you build it, they will...

TheGrio

Natasha S. Alford

11 May 2019

Maryland, United States

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Across the United States, Black Mama’s Bail out bailed out hundreds of black women in time for Mother’s Day. The organization accepts donations to pay bail for women cannot afford it on their own as part of their larg...

KALW

Lee Romney

9 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the United States, African American students are disproportionately placed into special ed tracks based on behavior issues. In an attempt to reverse this trend, the Shoestring Children's Center helps kids aged thre...

The Huffington Post

Liza Ramrayka

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9 May 2019

Maynardville, Tennessee, United States

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A lack of access to basic personal hygiene necessities will hinder anyone's everyday life, but it especially impacts children that have to attend school where they are often bullied because of it. To provide these chi...

WBEZ

Linda Lutton

8 May 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A new food hall in the South Side of Chicago offers three African American chefs the opportunity to open a local, thriving business. The food hall, operated by a local nonprofit, brings healthy and creative cuisine to...

Quartz

Annabelle Timsit

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5 May 2019

United States

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The average American family spends more than two hours at the local laundromat. The Clinton Foundation and other partners have set up "Reading & Play Spaces" in 250 laundromats across the country to encourage literacy...

The Hechinger Report

Lawrence Lanahan

4 May 2019

United States

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A growing number of companies are eliminating the phrase "bachelor's degree required" from their job postings. The Hechinger Report explores how companies such as Houghton Mifflin have shifted their hiring practices i...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

3 May 2019

Toronto, Canada

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Many times, a person's economic stability can directly impact other aspects of their life, such as their personal health. Realizing this connection, a Canadian doctor has started prescribing social services as complem...

U.S. News & World Report

Casey Leins

3 May 2019

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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The state of Mississippi has taken drastic steps in reforming their criminal justice system, pointing to a nationwide cultural shift as a driving force. State legislation, such as expanding parole eligibility, elimina...

Vox

Diana Budds

3 May 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Cities across the world have implemented “congestion pricing” – meaning that cars in high-traffic areas will have to pay a fee to drive within those limits. New York City is one of the most recent cities to potentiall...

Pacific Standard

Sarah Jackson

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3 May 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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In California, half of school-aged children are the children of immigrants. Among many other initiatives in the city, a community-wide training project in Fresno aims to improve how adults in the city work with studen...

The New York Times

Catherine Saint Louis

2 May 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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People with special needs can face medical challenges when buildings aren't built in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act or doctors claim they can't treat them. In New York, the N.Y.U. College of Denti...

BBC

Melissa Jun Rowley

30 April 2019

Israel

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Tech2Peace, a student and volunteer-led program, is working to not only teach technology skills to youth, but is also trying to improve Israeli-Palestinian relations through conflict resolution dialogue. The idea behi...

PBS NewsHour

Lisa Stark

30 April 2019

Arkansas, United States

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Only about 40 percent of students in the fourth and eighth grades in the U.S. are considered proficient in reading. A group of parents in Arkansas, whose students are dyslexic, are introducing new strategies informed ...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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30 April 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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In 2018, San Francisco county forgave $32 million worth of criminal justice administrative fees. These fees are issued to formerly incarcerated individuals upon release from prison, most of which are not employed and ...

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