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Jill U. Adams

16 June 2019

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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To prevent suicide amongst youth, research has shown that there's a simple strategy to get people the supports they need: training the adults in their lives on how to recognize warning signs and provide help. While th...

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Krishnadev Calamur

26 April 2019

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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To help place refugees in cities, a new software program called "Annie" is sifting through large amounts of data and using its algorithm to make suggestions for where refugees are "most likely to be welcomed and find ...

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Olga Khazan

18 October 2018

United States

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Aid Access is the first company to send abortion pills to women who cannot access health services in the United States. The company conducts online appointments before sending the drugs. Women on the Web has done this...

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Adam Harris

11 October 2018

Berea, Kentucky, United States

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Berea College is unique for a number of reasons - in the South, it was the first integrated, co-educational college. But perhaps Berea is best known for its tuition-free structure, made possible by endowment investmen...

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Kristina Rizga

2 October 2018

Oklahoma, United States

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Over the course of her tenure, a third generation Oklahoma teacher transformed the way students at her school engage with STEM education, opening the door for rural white and American Indian students to join the natio...

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Erick Trickey

23 September 2018

Lansing, Michigan, United States

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In Michigan, a group of people decided they were done with gerrymandering: a political process in which district maps are redrawn to favor one party over another. They formed a group called “Voters Not Politicians,” a...

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Lola Fadulu

21 September 2018

United States

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More and more service workers are finding people overdosing on opioids inside public restrooms. In cities such as Boston and New York, businesses are training service workers to identify signs of an overdose and admin...

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Natalie Escobar

7 September 2018

United States

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In 1968 Cal State founded the first Chicano studies program, which focused on the history of Mexicans and their relationship to the U.S. Since then, several universities followed suit. The program was also made poss...

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Alexis C. Madrigal

29 August 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Building on the Last Mile program that teaches inmates to code in some California prisons, Slack launched an apprenticeship program for the formerly incarcerated. It's a small initiative compared to the vast need, but...

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Alana Semuels

2 August 2018

Stockton, California, United States

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Stockton is courting philanthropists by billing itself as a budding hub of innovation for fighting poverty. The city is mitigating the risks of tapping private foundations to fund city services by identifying target p...

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Russell Berman

30 July 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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120 people attended the second annual Black Campaign School, a training program created by the Collective PAC, a progressive political action committee that is trying to get more black candidates into office. The Coll...

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Jeffrey Selingo

29 June 2018

United States

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Universities around the country are participating in a policy called grade forgiveness, which allows students to retake a course they failed. Around 91 percent of universities allow this practice. Nationally, grade fo...

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Robinson Meyer

7 June 2018

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

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A professor at Harvard may be on the path to being able to transform carbon dioxide into useable fuel, thus changing the game for the rapidly warming planet. By leveraging already existing technology, the professor an...

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Marcella Bombardieri

30 May 2018

Texas, United States

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Journalist Marcella Bombardieri calls community college "one of America's largest and most important anti-poverty programs." The president of Amarillo College in Texas is testing just how far community colleges can go...

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Katherine Reynolds Lewis

8 May 2018

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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At Ohio Avenue Elementary School, where many students live below the poverty line, all teachers receive training on the science of trauma and how it impacts the children in their classrooms. What teachers do with this...

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Adam Harris

1 May 2018

California, United States

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Compared to its peers, the University of California system is the best at enrolling and graduating low income students. In addition to funneling state funding towards these efforts, the UCs provide support throughout ...

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Conor Williams

26 April 2018

Owings Mills, Maryland, United States

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Across America, preschools that incorporate outdoor activities into their instruction are on the rise. It is believed that moving out of a classroom and into nature can help children creatively learn, build skills at ...

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Olga Khazan

16 April 2018

France

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In 1995, following high rates of deaths by heroin overdose, France implemented new policies that allowed primary care physicians to prescribe buprenorphine, a drug that helps curb opiate cravings, to patients sufferin...

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Sam Kean

26 January 2018

United States

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A statistic called the efficiency gap seems like a simple way to measure partisan gerrymandering. It’s easy to calculate and relies on actual election results, not hypothetical results, something called for back in 20...

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Melinda Anderson

23 January 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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In 2010, the U.S. District Court of Louisiana reissued a ruling originally given in 1975: desegregate faculty and fill open positions with qualified black applicants so that the black teacher ratio reflects the ratio ...

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Wayne D'Orio

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11 January 2018

SeaTac, Washington, United States

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As the national education discussion has shifted away from zero tolerance discipline policies towards reduction of suspensions and the introduction of restorative justice tactics, some teachers and administrators say ...

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Ashley Braun

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9 November 2017

Puerto Rico

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To reintroduce captive birds into their native lands, wildlife biologists are implementing rather unconventional methods of behavioral conditioning to train species how to behave when approached by a predator.

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Alia Wong

2 August 2017

Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States

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After generations of waiting, the Oglala Sioux prophecy of an economic, spiritual, and social renaissance is coming true. "Now the Seventh Generation is here," and they are creating dynamic change in one the least dev...

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Amadou Diallo

18 July 2017

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In a Buffalo school district where many students from low-income families struggled with trauma, attendance, and the effects of poverty, a non-profit initiative called Say Yes to Education is implementing drastic chan...

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Nicolas Pollock

7 July 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Cities like Los Angeles spend billions of dollars to house their homeless populations, especially as those who are homeless are more likely to be hospitalized and thus increase overall healthcare spending. Anthony Ruf...

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