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Holly Korbey

31 July 2020

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Summer, which is usually the busiest season for libraries around the United States, brought with it challenges due to the pandemic, but resourceful librarians innovated ways to connect with their most valuable patrons...

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Kara Newhouse

13 July 2020

San Jose, California, United States

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Educators in California are exploring "looping" as a way to offer students and families some semblance of stability and continuity as schools prepare for what's to come amid the pandemic. Looping means a teacher, or a...

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Deepa Fernandes

17 May 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Community Services Unlimited (CSU) is a local organization in Southern California that is helping to increase access to healthy foods for families all year round, but especially now during the Covid-19 pandemic. Unlik...

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Cecilia Lei

6 May 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), a San Francisco nonprofit, is helping those living in single-room occupancy (SRO) or public housing access food safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CCDC has part...

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Alan Montecillo

24 April 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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It wasn't until first cases of coronavirus were recorded in the United States that San Francisco and other U.S. cities took action to mitigate the spread, but in Chinatown, precautions started much earlier and the pre...

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Molly Solomon

12 February 2020

Wisconsin, United States

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Although activists in California are currently arguing a case to make housing a human right, other states and counties have already successfully implemented this tactic. In one county in Wisconsin, housing as a human ...

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Vanessa Rancaño

18 December 2019

Compton, California, United States

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To help diversify the teacher workforce, California schools are hosting gatherings for male teachers of color where they can share challenges and experiences. In addition, some schools are providing stipends to teache...

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Vanessa Rancaño

17 December 2019

California, United States

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A program called Future Male Minority Teachers of California at California State University recruits men of color from local communities in California and provides financial and emotional support to students throughou...

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Farida Jhabvala Romero

8 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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A program through the Mission Asset Fund, based in San Francisco, helps low-income communities get loans and good credit from an unlikely source: each other. The initiative pools together funds from family members and...

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Farida Jhabvala Romero

7 October 2019

Sunnyvale, California, United States

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A growing trend of documented instances of Islamophobia in schools lead the Islamic Networks Group to create a youth training program that empowers students to speak up in their schools. Built on the idea that many st...

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Emily Kaplan

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

Radio

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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

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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

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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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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

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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Erika Kelly

28 June 2018

Oakland, California, United States

Radio

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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

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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