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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...

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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...

KQED

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...

Deseret News

Lane Anderson

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14 April 2014

São Paulo, Brazil

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In Brazil a conditional cash-transfer program is alleviating poverty, empowering women, and changing gender roles by giving families, especially mothers, money for sending kids to school and to regular doctor's visits.

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

14 April 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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Low-income students are at-risk for not completing high school or applying to quality higher education because they lack the guidance, encouragement, and practical support. The Rainier Scholars program in Seattle plac...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

27 March 2014

St. Marys, Georgia, United States

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Camden County High School in St. Marys, Georgia is one of the few high schools in Georgia that "creates an enforced region-wide communal experience, across class and race, rather than the separation-by-suburb of many ...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 February 2014

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Civic leaders in the U.S. struggle to effectively help their distressed neighborhoods. East Lake, Atlanta, created a replicable model that mixes residents of differing socio-economic status, and focuses on education a...

The New York Times

Peg Tyre

5 February 2014

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students with low-income that attend public schools can find themselves locked in a system that prevents them from getting into the best colleges, from being unable to afford tuition, to not having the ambition, to n...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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28 January 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, linking them to social service agencies, providing informal Saturday sessions on everything from body image to legal jargon, and offer...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

12 January 2014

Kent, Washington, United States

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Student dropouts are a taxpayer burden. Cities save money and help kids by connecting them with diploma programs. Washington is making these efforts state law.

NPR

Jennifer Ludden

1 January 2014

Chikwawa, Southern Region, Malawi

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In just the next couple of decades, the World Bank says, farmers across Africa could lose more than half their cropland to drought and heat - the issue is considered so pressing that, a few years ago, Malawi's Departm...

Intelligent Life

James Scudamore

1 January 2014

Vangani, Maharashtra, India

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In India, videos made about the many social problems are secretly broadcasted in different villages to make people aware of the real problem and also aware of what they can do to fix it.

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 December 2013

High Point, North Carolina, United States

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The use of a gun in a violent crime can carry a penalty of 30 years or more in prison. High Point, NC, has been using call-ins for 16 years - a carrot-and-stick approach aimed at reducing violent crime and drugs in th...

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Catherine Cheney

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19 December 2013

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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Obesity has become a health crisis for many women in the African-American community, but a group known as GirlTrek is working to change this by making exercise a social norm and creating supportive connections between...

Education Week

Lesli A. Maxwell

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Swikar Patel

4 December 2013

Oglala, South Dakota, United States

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Native American student graduation rates are much lower than that of any other demographic. The Red Cloud school teaches students on a reservation in South Dakota, about the Lakota history to empower the kids and enco...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

21 November 2013

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Two Seattle middle schools saw dropping test scores and dwindling on-time graduation rates. In searching for a solution, they chose to focus on the students' poor attendance rate, and in turn saw student success leap ...

The Telegraph

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

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16 November 2013

Binkolo, Bombali District, Sierra Leone

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The bloody civil war that tore through Sierra Leone for over a decade was one of the most devastating and violent in Africa's modern history. Those that suffered most were usually young woman, forced into combat, disp...

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