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The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

14 March 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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The Kansas City school district and a group of local nonprofits are implementing a new software management system that will allow partners to access student data from a range of sources. The data-sharing agreement wil...

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Edward Siddons

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13 March 2019

Denmark

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Every year, the sixth week of classes in Denmark is dedicated to sex education. Over 20,000 teachers and 400,000 students participate in programming that goes beyond the basics to challenge participants to analyze gen...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Rikha Sharma Rani

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7 March 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Human trafficking has become an increasingly prevalent problem, especially in states such as Florida that host a large tourist population. To better serve the victims, Miami-Dade County has created a trauma-focused co...

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Lance Maggart

3 March 2019

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In Colorado, Winter Park ski patrollers are making an effort to utilize the most effective avalanche safety training in order to create a more efficient and successful search and rescue team. Colorado Rapid Avalanche...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

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27 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Producing art has a positive influence on the health of senior citizens. In addition to promoting the work of artists aged sixty and above in galleries and exhibitions, the Geezer Galley in Portland, Oregon, leads art...

The Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

26 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The New Orleans Police Department did not have the best reputation among the community due to a series of corrupt acts committed by individual officers on the force. Thanks to a series of outreach efforts to marginali...

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Dan Vergano

25 February 2019

Little Falls, Minnesota, United States

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Cities that invest in multi-faceted opioid addiction treatment programs succeed in lowering overdose deaths. In Little Falls, Minnesota, the idea of “medication-assisted treatment” includes combining the traditional u...

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Alice Park

23 February 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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Bringing nutrition and diet under the purview of a patient’s medical care helps reduce lifetime healthcare risks and costs. The Fresh Food Farmacy, part of the Geisinger Health System in Northumberland County, Pennsyl...

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Ben Paynter

22 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In response to the government shutdown in December 2018, the Robin Hood Foundation pieced together a food-aid puzzle to provide food for low-income families that weren't receiving their monthly SNAP benefits. By re-st...

Yes! Magazine

Lynn Freehill-Maye

18 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Cities around the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom are removing asphalt to make space for nature. From creating rain gardens that reduce flooding to planting flowers along the edges of alleyways, residents and publi...

Smart Cities Dive

Katie Pyzyk

14 February 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Some of Chicago's public housing buildings now house a public library on the base floor. The co-location design is a result of a collaboration between the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Housing Authority intended ...

Half Moon Bay Review

Libby Leyden

13 February 2019

San Mateo, California, United States

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After realizing a gap at the intersection of mental health care and emergency responders, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has formed a partnership with the county Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and crea...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

11 February 2019

San Diego, United States

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Cities across the West Coast are facing increased rates of homelessness in their regions, including people who sleep in their cars; those experiencing vehicular homelessness have previously struggled to find a parking...

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Dylan Klempner

11 February 2019

Fenelon Falls, Ontario, Canada

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The inclusion of music makes for a more healthful long-term care environment. The nonprofit organization, the Room 217 Foundation, helps lessen the effects of isolation suffered by seniors living in nursing facilities...

The New York Times

Liz Robbins

7 February 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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For migrant detainees in San Diego County's Otay Mesa Detention Center, a recent letter writing campaign from participants at nearby San Diego State University has brought a small form of hope and courage. The univers...

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Adele Peters

7 February 2019

United States

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A new mobile app called Tarjimly connects refugees with much needed translation services, especially in times of emergency. With over 8,000 volunteer translators who speak over 90 languages, the adaptable app can brea...

The Christian Science Monitor

Dina Kraft

6 February 2019

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A school in Tel Aviv welcomes immigrant and refugee children with open arms, providing language classes, long school days, extracurricular activities, and more. Members of the community volunteer to tutor and lead aft...

Southern California Public Radio

Felicia Mello

6 February 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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In a hot housing market like Berkeley, CA, it can be hard for students to find affordable apartments. At the same time, spare rooms often sit unoccupied in the nearby homes of retired UC Berkeley faculty and affiliate...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sarah Toth Stub

5 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

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An Israeli Facebook group serves as a women's network for current or former prostitutes seeking help and support. The Hebrew-language group, called Lo Omdot Mineged, provides help in many forms, ranging from crowdsour...

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Malcolm Burnley

4 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Riverside Correction Facility in Philadelphia has implemented a program that allows incarcerated new mothers the opportunity to both learn about the benefits of maintaining breast milk supply, and also provide it for ...

The Guardian

Senay Boztas

4 February 2019

The Hague, Netherlands

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The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, otherwise known as Europol, is using crowdsourcing to identify locations involved in both past and current child abuse cases. By posting unedited images onlin...

Deseret News

Annie Knox

2 February 2019

Nephi, Utah, United States

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In 2016, the state of Utah took control over the funding model for individual county's legal defenders in order to better use resources. Thanks to the restructuring, in just a year, counties have seen noticeable incre...

Government Technology

Zack Quaintance

1 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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To tackle the backlog of untested sexual assault kits, police agencies in Portland, Oregon collaborated with the Portland Bureau of Technology Services to create a tracking system for the kits, leading to a decrease i...

Government Technology

Theo Douglas

1 February 2019

Indiana, United States

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States across the country are using technology to find innovative ways to battle the opioid crisis, including heat maps of naloxone administrations and data hubs for information sharing across local boundaries. The ch...

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Cinammon Janzer

1 February 2019

Minneapolis, United States

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In Minneapolis, they've dealt with one of the largest encampments of people experiencing homelessness - not by "clearing" it as many other cities do, but by collaborating with local organizations to help residents tra...

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