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The Huffington Post

Laura Paddison

8 February 2019

Finland

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In Finland, preliminary results from the country's first experiments with Universal Basic Income are being released - and while impacts on employment rates are still up in the air, providing a basic income seemed to i...

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Max Blau

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24 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Strengthening the link between local journalism and civic engagement lends a voice to communities long underrepresented. Chicago’s City Bureau brings the newsroom out to neighborhoods and communities. In an effort to ...

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Jennifer Guay

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9 January 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The government of Victoria, Australia partnered with businesses across the state to workshop ways cultural, gender, and other biases could be eliminated in workforce interview processes. By creating anonymous CVs, usi...

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...

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 Guardian

Helen Pidd

1 January 2019

Elland, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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In the midst of controversy surrounding large gender pay-gaps in the United Kingdom, a wholesale company called Suma adopts a "co-op" mentality and pays everyone - regardless of gender, experience, or age - the same s...

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...

PBS NewsHour

Amna Nawaz

3 December 2018

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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Pikeville, Kentucky, like many towns in Eastern Kentucky, used to be entirely dependent on the coal industry. With the decline of coal, the town has shifted its focus to healthcare. City leaders are hoping investment ...

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Feargus O'Sullivan

26 November 2018

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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While more permanent housing is built to meet demand in the Netherlands, the stopgap answer is to build “tiny homes.” Completely built in a factory, these tiny homes still provide all basic housing amenities. They wil...

Generocity

Grace Shallow

21 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Participatory defense, is a model that integrates the family into the legal defense of someone being prosecuted for a crime. Loved ones can bring in evidence like photos and records that speak to the character of the ...

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Maroosha Muzaffar

20 November 2018

India

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Beena Chintalapuri, a cognitive psychologist, trains inmates in elements of cognitive behavioral psychology in order to bring about change. An estimated 3,000 inmates have been taught through The Unnati program acro...

The Hechinger Report

Lillian Mongeau

19 November 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Middle and high school students of Alaska Native descent enrolled in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage outperform most of their peers in the rest of the country o...

NPR

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Ari Shapiro

19 November 2018

Rhode Island, United States

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In order to reduce opioid related deaths, Rhode Island has taken a rare step among state prisons: offer medication and drug counseling to opioid addicts. The Rhode Island Department of Corrections gives small doses of...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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16 November 2018

Washington, United States

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On college campuses across California and Washington state, the Umoja Community program groups black freshman in small classes that focus on historic and present issues affecting black communities. While 33 percent of...

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Molly Fosco

13 November 2018

United States

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Handshake, a growing career development platform, is working to democratize the job search process for all college students and move away from the LinkedIn model that relies on established networks. So far, 700 univer...

Chalkbeat

Ann Schimke

12 November 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Gus the Bus, Magic Bus, El Busesito, and other traveling classrooms are working to fill the persistent preschool gap in Colorado's childcare deserts. Most days the mobile preschools park near apartment complexes or mo...

CityLab

Brentin Mock

8 November 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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An amendment passed in Louisiana does away with non-unanimous jury verdicts that have helped solidify racial discrimination in the criminal justice system since they were implemented in response to Reconstruction. Dat...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

7 November 2018

Oregon, United States

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Voter turnout is higher where voting is made easy. Consider one innovation: vote-by mail. States that allowed mail-in ballots had an average of 10 percent more voting in the 2016 election than other states. More innov...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

5 November 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Seattle tripled the number of people who contributed to local political campaigns by giving each resident $100 in “democracy vouchers” to contribute to the candidate of their choice. The concept was to counter the eff...

The New Yorker

Sarah Stillman

5 November 2018

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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As incarceration rates of women in America continue to rise, Still She Rises, a project of the Bronx defenders, uses a holistic approach to legal defense for incarcerated mothers in Tulsa, OK. Attorneys for the organi...

Next City

Sandra Larson

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2 November 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

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When Juan Reid had a hard time finding a job after his release from prison, he finally founded a worker cooperative called Tightshift Laboring Cooperative. He wanted to create sustainable employment opportunities for ...

The New York Times

Abby Ellin

1 November 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Founded in 2011, the Brooklyn-based P-Tech school allows high school students to earn a secondary and associate's degree upon graduation. Born out of a partnership with the New York City Department of Education, New Y...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Blake Nicholson

31 October 2018

Bismarck, United States

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In the face of stricter voter ID rules, organizers are working to ensure that those deemed ineligible to vote in North Dakota because of their lack of street address - a group that is disproportionately Native America...

The Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

29 October 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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The new Atlanta United soccer team has brought excitement and community to many areas of the city - but perhaps the most unusual spot is public transport stops. “Station soccer” now is activating spaces at two MARTA t...

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