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Emily Kaplan

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28 June 2019

Maine, United States

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After teachers noticed high school students were lacking interest and motivation, one rural Maine town decided to completely reimagine the curriculum for the first year of high school. The school developed a program, ...

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Vanessa Rancaño

28 June 2019

San Mateo, California, United States

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In San Mateo's juvenile detention centers, Project Change encourages youth who have completed high school coursework to enroll in community college classes taught on the campus. Inspired by the promise of programs lik...

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Erin Einhorn

26 June 2019

United States

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As schools increasingly turn to trauma-informed practices to teach children, one early chid care center in Detroit has started to provide trauma-informed "reflective supervision" sessions for the teachers who watch tr...

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Ann Schimke

6 June 2019

Colorado, United States

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Colorado has one of the highest rates of suicide for both adults and children in the country. Ignoring concerns about liability issues, one school is giving high school students a mental health screening to determine ...

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Lauren Sommer

3 June 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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In the Rancho Santa Fe neighborhood of California, one neighborhood was designed and built to protect homes from wildfires. Included in the design was certain regulations, like regulating weeds, brush, and mulch, and ...

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Mary Franklin Harvin

29 May 2019

San Quentin, California, United States

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Quentin Cooks, a culinary program embedded within the San Quentin State Prison, is giving inmates necessary training and support to avoid recidivism and build a career in the food industry. The program teaches culinar...

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Michelle Wiley

28 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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The first ever shelter for transgender youth has opened in San Francisco. The space, run by Larkin Street Youth Services, has 6 beds for previously homeless trans youth aged 18-24. In addition to providing services ta...

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Sonja Hutson

20 May 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, CA, two men deemed the Pothole Vigilantes have paired up to fix every pothole in the city. Made possible by crowdfunding the venture, the two have now developed public meetups to teach others how to fix po...

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Lauren Sommer

22 April 2019

California, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Richer soil not only retains more water and minerals, it also trap carbon from the atmosphere absorbed by plants. As California works to meet its carbon neutral goal, the state is enlisting farmers in its climate chan...

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Katrina Schwartz

3 March 2019

United States

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Schools are increasingly using mindfulness practices to help students transition from high-energy periods like gym and recess to quieter and more focused classroom settings.

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Jon Brooks

5 December 2018

Chico, California, United States

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Chico veterinarians treated cats and dogs burned in California wildfires with fish skins. Tilapia has collagen and which can help heal burned paws and prevent infection.

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Gail Cornwall

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10 September 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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In many districts, minority students from high-poverty neighborhoods have to ride a school bus over 90 minutes to their classroom. To offset the historic burden of school transportation on low-income students, educato...

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Daisy Yuhas

25 July 2018

United States

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Restorative justice, an approach commonly associated with international conflict resolution, is being brought into schools to replace harsh discipline with conversations about harm caused and opportunities for student...

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28 June 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Twenty Tuff Sheds form a safe community for homeless individuals in Oakland, California. As an alternative to a tent encampment, this “cabin community” provides social services and temporary shelter for people hoping ...

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Gail Cornwall

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14 May 2018

Galt, California, United States

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Assigning students to Harry-Potter-style "houses" in primary and secondary schools dissolves differences and decreases disciplinary rates, according to a school in California that successfully launched the system. Adm...

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Katrina Schwartz

12 March 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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For years, teachers at San Francisco-based MLK Academic Middle School struggled to balance the role of instructor, counselor, and disciplinarian. Then, Principal Michael Essien arrived with a strong vision for MLK: Es...

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Brittany Hosea-Small

9 December 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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For homeless people, their furry companions give them comfort as well as a sense of purpose and security. However, living in poverty prevents them from giving medical care and play toys to their pets. San Francisco’s ...

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Libby Leyden

9 December 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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With the homeless population in San Francisco in crisis, the lack of a safe clean place for the homeless to relieve themselves has caused concerns over sanitation in the Tenderloin neighborhood. Now the city offers a ...

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Beth Willon

9 December 2016

Daly City, California, United States

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Rent has risen in San Mateo County, which makes moving to a new home extremely expensive and can even make families homeless. New services, such as LifeMoves, offer transitional and emergency housing for homeless fami...

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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

6 July 2016

California, United States

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Project Rebound will create an office where formerly incarcerated students can receive tutoring, counseling on academics and financial aid. Seven California State University campuses are busy this summer putting the f...

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Natalie Yemenidjian

28 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Homelessness has been a consistent problem in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. While churches can offer a form of sanctuary, some homeless persons cannot maintain the composure for a long mass. S.F. Night Ministry...

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Mariela Patron

3 April 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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DREAMer's Roadmap, founded by Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca- an undocumented immigrant herself, works to help connect undocumented students with scholarship opportunities through an app. Due to the stigma surrounding thei...

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Katrina Schwartz

30 March 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Child trauma is a delicate issue to tackle. Taking the time to practice mindfulness, every day, several times a day, has made a big difference at a school trying to overcome trauma.

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Holly Korbey

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7 March 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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To help fix the hyper competitive college application process, a coalition of universities is trying to develop a more equitable process.

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Lauren Farrar

23 December 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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Check out how the non-profit, Lava Mae, converts old public transportation buses into mobile showers for San Francisco's homeless.

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