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The New York Times

Lovia Gyarkye

5 January 2019

New York, United States

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Figure Skating in Harlem is a group working to help young girls of color in New York learn teamwork, dedication, and hardwork - and the art of figure skating, a sport that is often perceived as inaccessible and overwh...

Ensia

Lindsey Konkel

4 January 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

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With water scarcity becoming a reality for many cities, people are looking towards the premise of recycling stormwater into drinkable water collected from urban runoff. One major limitation of this is that the water o...

The New York Times

Dana Goldstein

4 January 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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In an attempt to retain teacher talent, the Santa Clara Unified School District has begun renting out apartments to teachers at subsidized rates so they can afford to stay and teach. While several cities across the co...

Mother Jones

Kiera Butler

1 January 2019

Alabama, United States

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In 2017, Alabama was one of only three states to meet all 10 of the national recognized benchmarks for preschool quality. The state credits bipartisan support, a low teacher-to-student ratio, and high teacher salaries...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Meerabelle Jesuthasan

27 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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An Army veteran who served in Iraq saw that post traumatic Stress disorder afflicted too many of his peers. He started a mental health technology company that tracks health data from heart rate to exercise to time spe...

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Kathleen Burge

27 December 2018

Biddeforde, Maine, United States

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The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine is using virtual reality to help medical students empathize with patients who are at the end of their lives. The technology has also been used to create ot...

BBC

Susila Silva

25 December 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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Around the world, people are putting out Little Free Libraries—a small birdhouse like box for people to take, leave, or swap books. These libraries have helped create easy access to book ownership and reading as well ...

All Africa

Jeffrey Moyo

24 December 2018

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Solar power systems and panels are being installed at health centers across Zimbabwe. In a country with common electricity shortages, these solar power systems ensure there are lights, refrigeration, and working machi...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

20 December 2018

United States

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Teton Science Schools, New Classrooms, and Summit Learning are examples of "model providers" - schools that have found solutions that seem to solve common issues faced by many elementary and secondary schools. Through...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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20 December 2018

Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Costa Rica

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When a people in Playa El Jobo, La Cruz realized that their beaches were home to sea turtle eggs, they took action to protect the species by joining together. What started as a neighborhood effort to patrol the beache...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

20 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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While any attempted solution to homelessness is admirable, it’s the ideas that include community that may be the most successful. This is the concept supported by Stephanie Sena, a professor at Villanova who has dedic...

The Christian Science Monitor

Jessica Mendoza

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19 December 2018

Jefferson, Iowa, United States

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An interesting advocate for spreading tech jobs into small towns comes in the form of Silicon Valley’s congressman. Representative Ro Khanna hopes that investing in small towns will stimulate local economies as well a...

The New York Times

Margot Sanger-Katz

18 December 2018

Delaware, United States

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Delaware has a new statewide program to ask women of childbearing age if they are planning on getting pregnant in the next year during a primary care visit and to discuss birth control options if the answer is no. The...

Pacific Standard

Shelby Pope

17 December 2018

Alabama, United States

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The Bunk Police sell kits that test the content of drugs—such as LSD and MDA—providing an effective way for people to ensure they are not taking potentially harmful synthetics. While studies show that these kits provi...

Public Radio International

Allison Herrera

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17 December 2018

Netherlands

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An online service provides medical consultations and abortion pills to women in countries where abortion is restricted or illegal. Called Women on Web, the service has expanded to the United States where abortion serv...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

17 December 2018

Tirana, Albania

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Making adults change their habits and viewpoints is hard. Helping children change is easier. That’s the basic principle around which the recent recreational development of Tirana, Albania is based. By making green sp...

Next City

Sandra Larson

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14 December 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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With the aim of providing a space for congregations without a space to worship, Church Space created “co-churching” spaces that offer a room, lighting, musical instruments, a PA system and other amenities for rent. A ...

The Denver Post

Joe Rubino

14 December 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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A Denver group called Dispatch Health is an urgent care "delivery" service. Instead of requiring the patient to come to the hospital, Dispatch Health come to the patient's home and administers care on site. The group ...

The New York Times

Elian Peltier

13 December 2018

Lyons, France

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France is at the forefront of efforts to integrate internet literacy into standard primary and secondary course requirements. By partnering with journalists and educators, the French government is working to stop the ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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11 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In times of political gridlock, individuals have stepped up to make meaningful changes in their communities, with their solutions inspiring others around the world. From ground-up political action that decreased gerry...

Nigerian Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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11 December 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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A new three year program is educating, training, and deploying midwives to six northern Nigerian states. This influx of midwives has helped to ensure safe deliveries as well as provide women with perinatal and antenat...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

10 December 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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PCL Construction is known in the construction industry for being innovative. Most recently, they have begun a push to integrate technology to modernize their company and the industry. By working with software engineer...

Washington Post

Pamela Constable

8 December 2018

Kartarpur, Punjab, Pakistan

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For 70 years, India’s Sikhs have faced barriers to visiting one of the holiest sites in their religion, a template just three miles across the border in Pakistan. Now, the Pakistani government has announced plans to o...

The Denver Post

Monte Whaley

8 December 2018

Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado an alleged kidnapping was thwarted thanks to an app that acted as a panic button on a teen's cell phone, alerting police to his exact location. It's one of several apps taking hold across the country, incl...

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Emily Feng

6 December 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, entrepreneurs are overcoming the hurdles of an underdeveloped tech ecosystem to solve problems at the bottom of the pyramid, from health to education to access to money. It’s attracting the attention of in...

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