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Chris Peak

25 November 2015

New York, New York, United States

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During the early 1990s, New York City had a sky-high number of kids in foster care. Now, it's safely keeping them with their families, placing them in foster care only when necessary.

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

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21 October 2015

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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In South Africa, the extreme gap between rich and poor is the root cause of cyclical poverty, and those living in slums face particularly high barriers to education, healthcare, and quality of life. The Ubuntu Educati...

The Seattle Times

JoNel Aleccia

11 July 2015

Provo, Utah, United States

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The life-saving vitamin folic acid is added to flour in the United States, but Hispanics tend to eat little flour. Adding folic acid to corn flour would reduce birth defects in Hispanic women in the U.S.

The Atlantic

Sarah Yager

1 July 2015

Bedford Hills, New York, United States

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More women are being incarcerated around the United States and that has spurred more institutions to create prison nurseries, which allow women to be with their newborns. It's not a new idea, but it's finding support ...

Women's E-News

Molly Ginty

22 June 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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At St. John Hospital in Detroit, the principles of cultural sensitivity and collaboration—as well as lots of fundraising—have boosted previously low breastfeeding rates by black mothers.

Bright Magazine

James Redford

1 June 2015

Walla Walla, Washington, United States

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Adverse childhood experiences — like assault, emotional abuse, observing domestic violence — can fundamentally alter a child’s body and brain. Lincoln High School teachers are taking in a "trauma-informed care" approa...

Bright Magazine

Ellen Lee

18 May 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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Critics in today's world often say that computers and technology are impeding the social skills of the very young. But Zoo U, a computer game for children, helps kids develop the skills they need such as empathy, impu...

The New York Times

Sam Chaltain

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27 February 2015

Hartsville, South Carolina, United States

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There are many other adults beyond teachers who regularly interact with children — and who are often overlooked as potential contributors to the educational mission. Hartsville, South Carolina, uses school bus drivers...

The New York Times

Sara Neufeld

20 February 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Preschoolers in the U.S. who misbehave are increasingly being expelled. In Connecticut, trained counselors educated teachers about how to deal with emotionally traumatized kids which reduced expulsions.

The Connecticut Mirror

Arielle Levin Becker

21 January 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Science suggests that having a secure relationship with a caregiver can help protect a child’s brain and body from the effects of adversity. A Connecticut program for very young children who have experienced trauma or...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sarah Maslin

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11 October 2014

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Previous efforts to rein in Milwaukee's infant mortality rate have focused on services for mothers: increasing access to prenatal care, treating underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and reducing behaviors s...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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9 October 2014

Santiago, Chile

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The Homeless World Cup is the premier soccer tournament for homeless players. Programs around the world use soccer as a means of building a sense of community, sublimating negative energies, and encouraging personal g...

Al Jazeera

Priyanka Borpujari

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15 September 2014

Mumbai, India

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Poor women encounter numerous hurdles during pregnancy and childbirth, many of which too often lead to the death of the baby, mother, or both. A pilot project in Mumbai called mMitra sends weekly voice messages to ne...

WAMU

Kavitha Cardoza

1 August 2014

Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States

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As many as 40 percent of the approximately 2 million military children in the United States are under the age of 5. Educating these young learners has become a priority in recent decades, and the military has become a...

WAMU

Kavitha Cardoza

1 August 2014

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Department of Defense schools boast high test scores, have high graduation rates and are very popular with military families who make use of them. Many choose to live on base just so their children can attend these sc...

WAMU

Kavitha Cardoza

1 August 2014

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Many military children are resilient, but there are also a lot in public schools across the U.S. who experience difficulties. School Liaison Officers help those children by bridging the gap between the military and th...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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24 July 2014

North Augusta, South Carolina, United States

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The problem and importance of finding reliable childcare for poor, working parents is increasingly prevalent. Lawmakers and non-profits alike are creating new solutions to help make childcare affordable.

Pulitzer Center

Rhitu Chatterjee

20 July 2014

Dujana, Haryana, India

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In India, the country with the highest rate of child malnutrition in the world, the government started a free school lunch program which is rescuing children from dire hunger and improving their diets.

The New York Times

Suzanne Bouffard

30 April 2014

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Rates of problem behaviors and emotional issues among students are high - over 3 million elementary and secondary school students are suspended a year. To remedy the problem, a new program for educators delivers lesso...

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...

Orange County Register

Jordan England-Nelson

14 November 2013

Huntington Beach, California, United States

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The Twilight Education Club is a non-profit working to break down the barriers – transportation, child care and cost – that typically prevent the economically disadvantaged from accessing social services such as langu...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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13 November 2013

Brockton, Massachusetts, United States

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Children are often punished for acting out without consideration of the root cause of their behavior such as a toxic home environment. A trauma center in Washington state is teaching educators to focus on making kids ...

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

Courtney E. Martin

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16 October 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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The San Francisco Unified School District is piloting a collaboration with the design firm IDEO to re-imagine the school food system and help combat childhood obesity by better designing the space and the experience o...

NPR

Matt Stiles

11 September 2013

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Playgrounds that are accessible for children with special needs can be difficult to find. NPR launched a national crowd-sourced guide called Playgrounds for Everyone, which invited individuals to add playgrounds that ...

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