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6 October 2014
Columbus, Ohio, United States
A public library in Columbus, Ohio stays ahead of the curve by investing in new technology as well as expanding outreach efforts to people of all backgrounds and socioeconomic class. The library offers rigorous, hand...
22 September 2014
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Allentown, Pennsylvania uses a creative financing strategy - leasing the city's water and sewage utilities - to pay for expensive public pension programs. To keep from raising rates for Allentown residents, the lease ...
8 July 2014
Scooba, Mississippi, United States
East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) helps Eastern Mississippi fill high-skill jobs by educating and training local workers. The students at EMCC are each evaluated for skillsets and gaps in education, and they w...
2 July 2014
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
By letting one hospital system be their sole provider and having consumers travel farther for appointments, the Chattanooga health care system can offer consumers bargain-priced policies.
30 May 2014
Portland, Oregon, United States
Whether or not rats have free access to garbage matters to a city because the more rats eat, the more babies they make. Portland has continued to enforce old laws that require trash be kept in sturdy rat-resistant con...
8 April 2014
São Paulo, Brazil
Under 800 Words
In Brazil, a decade-long conditional cash transfer program called Bolsa Familia is helping families get out of poverty -- and helping empower women in the process. Although the central premise of the program - that w...
27 March 2014
St. Marys, Georgia, United States
A high school in Southern Georgia addresses their dismal graduation rates by adopting a "career technical" approach to teaching that offers students a choice of five career path "academies." Once a student is enrolled...
4 February 2014
Addis Ababa, Oromia, Ethiopia
Popular in some countries and catching on in the U.S., community health workers fill gaping holes in care. The workers help curb health care costs by preventing complicated disease and emergency room visits.
31 January 2014
Eastport, Maine, United States
Over 3000 Words
The small town of Eastport, Maine turned its economy around by tuning in to and making use of its unique geographical features, like being the eastern-most point in the country. The town has reinvigorated its port to ...
25 January 2014
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
The "Next" Project in Greenville, South Carolina brings local government and companies together to create a business incubator to encourage new startups to launch -- and stay -- in the area. One such business, called ...
30 December 2013
Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
The biggest killer of children in Bangladesh is drowning, especially among low income families. The injury prevention center, CIPRB, has started swimming education programs and teaching young kids rescue techniques.
1 December 2013
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
As the elderly become more likely to have multiple chronic conditions and experience a gradual decline in health towards the end of their lives, a health care approach that centers hospitalization and intensive care m...
13 November 2013
After typhoon Haiyan, the devastation to the Philippines was hard to locate and track. The Red Cross staffed volunteers to sort through crowd-sourced data to create maps. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap software applic...
10 November 2013
Maine, United States
A college in the poorest county in Maine offers a high job placement rate and a relatively cheap education for seaside communities. At Maine Maritime Academy, students get hands-on experience to pursue relevant career...
22 October 2013
Under 800 Words
Small towns located deep in the valleys of steep mountains, like Rjukan, Norway, and Viganella, Italy, can be cut off from sunlight for almost half a year but computer-controlled mirrors are helping to change that. Th...
30 September 2013
New York, New York, United States
The high school graduation and college matriculation rates are especially low for minority students. But some use tactics, like staying busy with extracurriculars and relying on guidance support systems, to ensure tha...
10 September 2013
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Housing First programs enable homeless people to attain health care services and a place to live– which, advocates say, ultimately saves taxpayers money. One woman's story is a revival of dignity, if not health.
9 September 2013
Michigan, United States
Under 800 Words
Inmates who get correctional education are less likely to become repeat offenders, but education costs money. An organization is funding educational opportunities for prisoners in various cities in the U.S. to improve...
13 June 2013
Some groups are making strides at ending child marriage and female genital mutilation, practices that are common and yet dangerous. They're doing so by reaching out to the men in charge.
4 April 2013
Health communication systems designed for rural, developing countries -- where hospitals are often understaffed and transportation is inadequate -- are being adapted to improve care in U.S. cities.
25 September 2012
Staten Island, New York, United States
Over 3000 Words
For decades, no one at New Dorp public high school seemed to know how to help low-performing students, and unfortunately, this troubled population made up most of the school, which caters primarily to students from po...
23 July 2012
While the United States struggled with thousands of gun-related homicides in 2008, Japan had a meager eleven. Despite Japan being a developed country, it has controlled and restricted gun-use from the police on the st...
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