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Fresno Bee

Manuel Tobias

19 February 2020

Fresno, California, United States

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A school attendance campaign in a rural California district relies on buy-in from a variety of community partners. For instance, administrators supported the construction of a new health clinic next to the school, con...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

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31 January 2020

Park City, Utah, United States

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With rural areas and mountain towns increasingly facing traffic issues during peak outdoor season or other temporary population growth periods, some have modeled responses after urban transit plans. Park City, the hos...

Civil Eats

Stephanie Parker

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7 January 2020

Wimbledon, North Dakota, United States

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Small, rural grocery stores around the country keep their doors open by using creative, cross-sector financing, recruiting local volunteers, and thinking outside the box as many residents move closer to urban areas. O...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

11 December 2019

Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico

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3D-printed homes offer a solution to affordable housing in remote and underserved areas. New Story, nonprofit in San Francisco that specializes in 3D printed homes, recently expanded its work to Tabasco, Mexico. After...

Albuquerque Journal

Sam Ribakoff

11 November 2019

New Mexico, United States

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New Mexico is one of several states that is increasingly recruiting qualified teachers from the Philipines and other places around the world to fill persistent vacancies in rural districts.

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

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8 November 2019

Salida, Colorado, United States

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As the Mountain West transitions away from mining and other industrial economic drivers, rural cities find their way into successful economies by relying on local entrepreneurial spirit and the surrounding landscape. ...

The Hechinger Report

Sonya Christian

29 October 2019

California, United States

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Some of California's rural counties with large Latinx populations are turning to early college models to improve high school graduation and college enrollment rates. Dual enrollment programs aim to help students earn ...

The Hechinger Report

Meredith Kolodner

21 October 2019

Hyden, Kentucky, United States

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In a former mining county in Kentucky, a high school principal is leveraging partnerships and raising expectations to both encourage students to complete high school and pursue college classes and to stay to work in t...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

9 October 2019

Purushwadi, Maharashtra, India

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A social enterprise based out of Mumbai, India helps connect urban dwellers with rural communities by creating tourism job opportunities for rural individuals, inviting people who live in the city to stay with and lea...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Wyatt Massey

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16 September 2019

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

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The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic is a mobile health clinic bringing care to uninsured, rural residents in Tennessee. The initiative has reached nearly 250 people since it started, providing care to six different towns onc...

Burlington Free Press

April McCullum

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21 August 2019

Hanston, Kansas, United States

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When the city of Hanston, Kansas had to shut down the local middle/high school, residents refused to let the school sit vacant; instead, the building now houses a town-owned business incubator called Elk Plaza. Uses o...

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Min Xian

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20 August 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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Across Pennsylvania, researchers, medical professionals, communities, and local governments are taking steps to address the opioid crisis. The epidemic that has swept across the country is being addressed at every lev...

Yes! Magazine

Sarah Trent

Khaliun Bayartsogt

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15 August 2019

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Members of Post-Soviet Mongolian tribes return to a co-op way of life in order to survive - but this time, the co-ops are community run, rather than state-run. Because climate change has degraded the quality of soil a...

Reuters

Johnny Magdaleno

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8 August 2019

San Martin, California, United States

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In Santa Clara County, California, the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation program is funding an effort to prevent development and bolster agriculture on local farmland. The County, home to Silicon Valley, pur...

Bridge Magazine

Robin Erb

22 July 2019

Grant, Michigan, United States

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A state-funded loan repayment program makes Michigan stand out in a competitive market for doctors and health care professionals. To help reduce the shortfall of healthcare professionals in underserved, rural communit...

U.S. News & World Report

Katelyn Newman

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17 July 2019

Alabama, United States

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Close collaboration between stakeholders in a community allows rural health centers to remain in operation. With the failure of many rural hospitals across the United States, medical providers, nonprofit organizations...

The Hechinger Report

Steven Friess

11 June 2019

Red Wing, Minnesota, United States

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A variety of nonprofit and philanthropic programs have started offering virtual college counseling to students living in rural communities. Through these setups, recent college graduates are often paired with students...

Rappler

Keith Anthony S. Fabro

1 June 2019

Palawan, Philippines

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Empowering women to practice sustainable agriculture promotes resilience and enables communities to protect biodiversity. The Kusor Upland Farmer’s Association, sponsored by the United States Agency for International ...

NPR

Taylor Wizner

29 May 2019

Michigan, United States

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Northern Michigan University has found a way to tap into the Educational Resource Spectrum to secure high speed internet access for off-campus students and nearby underserved communities. To figure out if this little-...

PBS NewsHour

Mason Baum

27 May 2019

Wyoming, United States

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In Wyoming, the state's school funding model recaptures money from affluent districts and reallocates it to districts with fewer resources. This unique and heralded system has allowed Wyoming to keep the doors of its ...

Bright Magazine

Emily Kaplan

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23 May 2019

Guatemala

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The MAIA Impact School, inspired by New York City's well-known KIPP charter schools, gives scholarships to ambitious indigenous girls in Guatemala with the aim of "propel[ing] them from poverty and isolation into the ...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

6 May 2019

Branson, Colorado, United States

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Innovation is the key to resilience. In Branson, Colorado, the community of only 55 residents and with volunteer town council has taken on the massive task of bringing its water system up to compliance with the Colora...

Chalkbeat

Erica Meltzer

29 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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For the past four years, several rural Colorado school districts have experimented with alternative forms of evaluation that don't rely solely on the results of educational testing. Now, a proposed bill, with wide sup...

The New York Times

Choe Sang-Hun

27 April 2019

South Korea

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In some schools in rural South Korea, grandchildren and grandparents learn side by side. In recent years, a declining birthrate in South Korea has led to empty seats in many elementary schools. Many elder women, who m...

Mongabay

John C. Cannon

22 April 2019

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

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In the North Luangwa National Park in Zambia, a conservation team worked with local communities to bring the rate of elephant poaching in the area down to zero in 2018. Poaching had surged in the Luangwa Valley in 201...

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