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Mel Jones

26 August 2018

New Jersey, United States

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The "New Jersey-STEP" program enables inmates and formerly incarcerated individuals to use Pell Grant dollars towards a degree at several in-state schools. Unlike most other prison-to-college initiatives, STEP allows ...

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Anne Kim

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26 August 2018

Kane, Pennsylvania, United States

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One in five Americans lives in a "higher education desert," at least twenty-five miles from the nearest college. To fill the gap, rural counties have created higher education centers or pop-up satellite campuses - one...

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Kevin Carey

26 August 2018

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The University of North Florida combines an emphasis on predictive analytics with a very human case management system to identify students who are at risk of dropping out and intervene appropriately. In the coming yea...

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Jill Barshay

5 February 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Over the course of 50 years, a CUNY program called Search for Education, Exploration, and Knowledge (SEEK) has provided academic, financial, and counseling support to over 450,000 New York children. Economists are now...

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Anne Kim

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21 September 2017

Virginia, United States

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Launched in 2016, Virginia's New Economy Workforce Credential Grant addresses a rarely discussed issue - the student debt associated with occupational credentialing programs. Funded by the state, the program has empow...

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Anne Kim

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8 August 2017

Culpeper, Virginia, United States

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Studies have shown the myriad benefits of dual enrollment programs. Culpeper, Virginia leaders are trying to adapt the 60-year-old model to serve more low income and minority high schoolers. By expanding it to includ...

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Anna Gorman

19 March 2017

San Diego, California, United States

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End of life planning is a thorny issue, but a pre-hospice program in San Diego is working to address the tough conversations and place seniors in care for their final years. They found that by bringing care to patient...

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Shannon Brownlee

1 March 2017

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While American medicine tops the charts for "acute care," it's notably sub-par when it comes to treating chronic conditions and focusing on prevention. This piece introduces a series on how the U.S. healthcare system'...

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Sheree Crute

1 March 2017

St. Charles, Missouri, United States

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Crider Health Center was having trouble coordinating the communication between psychiatry and primary care physicians. In 2012, under the Affordable Care Act, Crider and dozens of other mental health centers in the st...

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Heather Boerner

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1 March 2017

Stanford, California, United States

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Many health care systems are fee-for-service oriented, where money is made based on clinical visits and services sold - in other words long time users. A group of doctors at Stanford University have developed per-pati...

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Heather Boerner

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1 March 2017

Stanford, California, United States

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An unconventional team of doctors figured out how to provide high-need, "medically fragile" Stanford university employees with radically better primary health care by structuring it - like an ICU in a hospital - aroun...

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Anne Kim

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6 February 2017

Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

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Mounting evidence points to an increasing disparity in the educational achievements of those children who attend and complete pre-school, and those who do not. The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters ...

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Matt Connolly

29 August 2016

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Using what he calls the "New Urban College Model," Michael Sorrell has led the complete revival of Dallas' previously failing Paul Quinn College. The school combines rigorous academics and a local work-study program, ...

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19 June 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Poverty is a problem that only seems to be increasing in the United States. New York City, though, was the only one of America's 20 largest cities to achieve a decrease in poverty rates from 2000-2013. This piece is t...

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Anne Kim

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10 June 2016

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Earlier this month, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed new rules to regulate payday lending – the business of offering high-cost short-term loans to Americans on terms that many consumer ...

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