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Chris Peak

20 January 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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New Orleans implemented an extraordinary 10-year plan that engaged unprecedented cross-sector collaboration between government, non-profit, and private entities to provide housing and housing services to the city's ho...

LA Daily News

Christine Armario

10 January 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Huge numbers of students were getting suspension as punishment - until there was a nationwide push to rollback zero-tolerance policies instituted after the deadly Columbine High School shootings that emphasize harsh d...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

24 December 2014

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Haiti suffered tremendous losses after the 2010 earthquake, exacerbating the devastation in an already impoverished country. In 2015, agriculture in Haiti is a growing business backed by the United States’ Feed the Fu...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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18 December 2014

Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, India

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An Indian activist, Satyarthi, is trying to undermine the hard-pressed Indian caste system by speaking out in little ways that are publicly broadcasted in order to find more supporters.

The Atlantic

John Tierney

11 December 2014

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Investments into the arts serve as significant economic catalysts. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, legacy foundations like the Heinz Endowments, Benedum Foundation, and Richard King Mellon Foundation pooled their resourc...

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Jacopo Pasotti

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10 December 2014

Simeulue, Indonesia

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Ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, researchers are looking at how one community used traditional cultural knowledge to avoid major casualties.

PBS NewsHour

Ellen Rolfes

1 December 2014

Kibera, Nairobi Area, Kenya

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For adolescent girls in Kenya, poverty increases the likelihood of sexual exploitation. The Safe and Smart Savings program at Zelyn Academy creates a “safe space," where girls can talk about two seemingly disparate — ...

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

18 November 2014

El Paso, Texas, United States

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In response to dwindling water resources and climate change, the El Paso Water Utility is searching for ways to end the city's dependence on surface water from the river, including starting to reuse the water that run...

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

17 November 2014

Kilmore, Victoria, Australia

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In Australia, the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council was formed after a severe drought to bring together federal, state and regional governments and bridge parochial concerns. It was meant to manage the basin as...

Yes! Magazine

Penn Loh

7 November 2014

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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By the 1980s, Roxbury and north Dorchester had been devastated by the disinvestment and white flight of the 1960s and 1970s. Racist banking and housing policies (“redlining”) had segregated people of color from opport...

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Priyanka Borpujari

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13 October 2014

Dhemaji, Assam, India

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Building a house on stilts is an age old tradition created by the Mishings, a tribe in India. The practice allowed them to live close to the river, without flooding their homes. In Assam, a state in India, the Mishing...

The Atlantic

Matt Vasilogambros

Mauro Whiteman

8 October 2014

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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In the state of Iowa, refugees come from all over the world and send their children into the public school system. The Des Moines public schools serve many disadvantaged, poverty-stricken children who do not have Engl...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

31 August 2014

Concord, North Carolina, United States

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Cabarrus County’s Project Re-entry gives those experiencing incarceration a chance at an education and self-reflection. The program has shown such success that it is being expanded to other detention centers in the co...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

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25 August 2014

Medford, Oregon, United States

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After leaving his gang in Medford, Oregon, Troy Wohosky decided to create another, more positive path for at-risk youth. He founded the Spartan Boxing Gym, which offers youth and family services focused on redirecting...

Appalachian Voices

Kimber Ray

10 August 2014

Berea, Kentucky, United States

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A girls camp in West Virginia and a residential program in Kentucky help Appalachian women build self esteem and enable them to turn their life around through mentoring, stem classes, and job counseling.

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

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30 July 2014

Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Support and popularity for bicycle use and culture has grown in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Following a deadly incident killing two cyclists at a bicycle event, the city has seen a demonstrative outpouring of support. City ...

The Buffalo News

Sandra Tan

14 July 2014

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Better teacher training and strategic programming for non-English speakers could turn things around in high schools with large immigrant populations.

The Buffalo News

Sandra Tan

13 July 2014

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Schools with high percentages of immigrants and refugees face the particularly difficult challenges of language acquisition and cultural integration. One Brooklyn school succeeds by having students teach one another a...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Kelsey Stein

24 June 2014

Deatsville, Alabama, United States

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According to a Pew Center on the States report, the prison recidivism rate has stabilized around 40 percent for decades. The J.F. Ingram State Technical College offers correctional education and 20 different vocation...

Minnesota Public Radio

Dan Kraker

29 May 2014

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Some Tucson residents have begun looking at water as a crop, something to harvest to lessen the reliance of Tucson's burgeoning population on water sucked from the ground and imported from the Colorado River.

Seychelles News Agency

Wanjohi Kabukuru

18 May 2014

Roche Caiman, Bel Air, Seychelles

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The 2004 tsunami that hit Asia caused significant damage in the islands of the Seychelles, destroying roads, homes, and shoreline. A teacher determined to restore her home through tangible action took a lead role in h...

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April Dembosky

30 April 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Health insurance sign-ups made available to all inmates at the San Francisco county jail, partnered with guidance from a clinic once they are on the outside, allows them to receive better care upon release, and may he...

The Seattle Times

Linda Shaw

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27 April 2014

Auburn, Washington, United States

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As school poverty rates goes up, learning and test scores fall. At Gildo Ray elementary school in Washington state uses a teaching method called director or explicit instruction, in which children learn from a structu...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

26 April 2014

Jonesboro, Georgia, United States

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In Clayton County, Georgia, the Second Chance Court is using a different tactic to give offenders the opportunity to move forward. The program, started in 2010, allows selected teens to attend counseling and classes –...

The Independent

Kate Hilpern

15 April 2014

London, United Kingdom

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Lisa is one of hundreds of children living in the UK who has lived with HIV her whole life - part of a singular generation born in the 90's, when mother-to-child transmission couldn’t be prevented, but HIV positive ba...

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