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Citizen-Times

Beth Walton

18 July 2015

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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Expecting mothers, especially young ones, can often feel scared and unprepared about the pregnancy process. Maternity meeting groups help them gain more support and knowledge about their future pregnancies.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ashley Luthern

18 July 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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After a rampant problem of violence among youths, Minneapolis enacted a violence-prevention plan which focused on collective action and stemming the causes at their source, resulting in nonfatal shootings involving yo...

Politico

Debra Bruno

16 July 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The ecosystem of D.C. charter schools that has evolved over the last two decades represents a cornucopia of creative and nontraditional approaches to education, in addition to fairly traditional college-prep schools, ...

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Sarah Zahedi

9 July 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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For 20 years, the Center for Young Women’s Development has been a safe space for thousands of young women ages 16 to 24 who have been incarcerated or are homeless in the San Francisco Bay Area. The center is most reco...

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 ...

Fortune

Amy Kaslow

29 June 2015

Sarasota, Florida, United States

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In Sarasota, Florida, residents invested in change contend that for the poor to move beyond survival mode and break a multi-generational cycle, they need a wraparound strategy, rather than one-off or isolated services...

The Guardian

Alia Dharssi

29 June 2015

Jharkhand, India

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Girls in India are sometimes forced into the prospects of child marriage, prostitution, or slave labor; alternatively, families often teach girls to be wives and mothers. To empower girls to make their own choices, Yu...

Bright Magazine

Matt Candler

27 June 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The United States spends more than any other large, industrialized nation on education. The education system is slowly being reformed through tester groups in charter schools, but it takes a lot of time and money to d...

Voice of San Diego

Mario Koran

22 June 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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School districts across the country struggle with helping their “English-learner” students learn English and academic content at the same time. Kearny High School in San Diego does not isolate these special students, ...

Dallas Morning News

Sylvan Lane

22 June 2015

Dallas, Texas, United States

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An in-depth study of Texas youth crime records helped them find a path forward on juvenile criminal justice reform, but they still struggle with limited resources and a culture stuck on incarceration.

Al Jazeera

Molly McCluskey

20 June 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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The United States is facing a looming shortage in agricultural workers, as the vast majority of farmers are aged 65 or older and fewer young folks are taking up the trade. The International Rescue Committee has a win-...

Politico

Saundra Amrhein

18 June 2015

Orlando, Florida, United States

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Community colleges were originally designed to be affordable and accessible, yet the myriad pressures on students means that the best intentions often don’t lead to positive results. But the University of Central Flor...

Reuters

Dean Karlan

17 June 2015

Korom, Ethiopia

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For years, policymakers have debated different approaches to helping the poor , but new data offers resounding evidence for a strategy that works: an approach known as a “Graduation” program. This method offers partic...

PBS NewsHour

Amy Scott

16 June 2015

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Cincinnati is making efforts to close the achievement gap between poor children and more advantaged students by fighting the effects of poverty. Lower Price Hill’s Oyler School is part of a growing national movement t...

The Huffington Post

Jaweed Kaleem

12 June 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Silence can be hard to come by for students at New York City schools, contributing to increased stress. Some schools in New York are incorporating meditation to give their students time to relax and calm their inner m...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

30 May 2015

New York, New York, United States

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A nonprofit organization, the Internationals Network for Public Schools, delivers a first-class education to the children of illegal immigrants, helping to break the cycle of poverty and provide them a path to advance...

The New York Times

Liz Alderman

29 May 2015

Lille, France

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After the global recession, long-term unemployment can make jobless workers depressed, with their skills becoming unsharpened and obsolete. Practice firms, operating as fake businesses, in the Eurozone aim to keep the...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

27 May 2015

San Bernardino, California, United States

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In San Bernardino, California - a city that has declared bankruptcy and struggles to keep kids in school, one high school uses a comprehensive approach to teaching by offering positive clubs and college prep education...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Anita Hofschneider

20 May 2015

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Problems such as discrimination, unemployment, and homelessness can be at the root of chronic health problems such as diabetes. The Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawaii provide a holistic approach to healt...

NPR

Maanvi Singh

14 May 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in traditionally food desert neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because they brought together a group of community leaders and asked them e...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

9 May 2015

Olympia, Washington, United States

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At Evergreen College, students take fewer classes for longer durations and are instructed by teams of teachers who have not been sorted out by subject departments. As a result, students’ education is exploratory and o...

Newark Advocate

Jona Ison

3 May 2015

Newark, Ohio, United States

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Research shows that successful addiction recovery requires a comprehensive approach and multiple types of support. Ohio is in the midst of shifting its approach to vocational rehabilitation to an evidence-based approa...

NPR

Scott Hensley

29 April 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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For those addicted to opioids, getting treatment can take a long time because not all emergency rooms offer buprenorphine and counseling interventions. Yale-New Haven Hospital has shown that if patients receive bupren...

Investigate West

Ben DeJarnette

27 April 2015

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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Summer in the Northwest presents a great risk of wildfires. A pile burning operation, just one facet of the strategy that Oregon has enacted to conserve its forests, clears undergrowth to lessen the risk of mega-fire....

KTVA

Hope Miller

23 April 2015

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Therapeutic courts like the Anchorage Wellness Court were born out of a desire to reduce recidivism rates and deflate ballooning prison populations. For many, they have become the answer to breaking the cycle of crimi...

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