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Christopher Booker

Sam Weber

Connie Kargbo

2 June 2019

Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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A wastewater treatment facility in suburban Chicago has become energy neutral. By accepting waste from oil and other sources not normally treated together, the facility increases biogas that can power the plant. Besid...

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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 ...

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Hari Sreenivasan

21 May 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The University of Chicago and Eureka College are teaming up to bring together college students from urban and rural Illinois to discuss political differences. As part of Bridging the Divide, community leaders from bot...

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Lisa Stark

30 April 2019

Arkansas, United States

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Only about 40 percent of students in the fourth and eighth grades in the U.S. are considered proficient in reading. A group of parents in Arkansas, whose students are dyslexic, are introducing new strategies informed ...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

16 April 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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Drone-powered medical deliveries are no longer a concept of the future, thanks to Zipline, a California-based start-up that is delivering medical supplies to rural hospitals in Rwanda. While the drones are limited to ...

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Lisa Stark

2 April 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Librarians in New York City are attempting to "promote literacy in ordinary locations." By adding books and staff to laundromats in low-income communities, they are providing opportunities for children living in "bo...

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Marcia Biggs

30 March 2019

Rivera Hernandez, Honduras

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Residents of Rivera Hernandez, Honduras are trying to improve their community in a district that’s under gang control. One such effort is a vocational school to train children and adults in electricity and solar energ...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

21 February 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In the rural landscape of Wisconsin dairy farming, a local nonprofit organization connects American farmers with their immigrant employees to build a bridge with language and comprehensive job training. While the immi...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

6 February 2019

Thailand

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At the Bamboo School in rural eastern Thailand, students have direct control over their learning and complete coursework that emphasizes the importance of leadership and empathy. The hands-on curriculum, which include...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

8 January 2019

Minnesota, United States

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For students who are people of color, the first to attend college in their families, and from low-income families, the likelihood of finishing a four-year college degree is 12 percent. Wallin Education Partners pairs ...

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Amna Nawaz

3 December 2018

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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Pikeville, Kentucky, like many towns in Eastern Kentucky, used to be entirely dependent on the coal industry. With the decline of coal, the town has shifted its focus to healthcare. City leaders are hoping investment ...

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Courtney Vinopal

2 November 2018

Iowa, United States

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Farmers are using the hashtag #agtwitter to discuss mental health challenges, provide information about resources, and organize offline support. In areas of the country where studies consistently show mental health re...

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Mason Berger

29 October 2018

Florida, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Voter registration groups, such as Next Gen and the Florida Federation of Young Republicans, were the second most common method of getting new voters to register in Florida. To grab young voters, these organizations s...

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Hari Sreenivasan

23 October 2018

United States

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When some veterans conclude their military service, it can be challenging to return to college when they have to start from square one. Twenty-four states have passed laws granting academic credit for military service...

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Jeffrey Brown

Mike Fritz

16 October 2018

South Dakota, United States

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In order to help Native artists, the First People’s Fund launched the “Rolling Rez Arts,” a shuttle bus that doubles as an arts center, cell, and business incubator. “Every culture has stories. They have art. They hav...

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Frank Carlson

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31 August 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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After years of being the incarceration capital of America, Louisiana began changing its laws in 2017 to cut the number of people in prison, prompting a drop of seven percent in the prison population and savings of $12...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

13 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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Food companies like General Mills and Hershey are sharing their expertise with entrepreneurs in Africa to help strengthen their businesses and depend less on foreign imports. Employees of the company volunteer through...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

6 August 2018

Kenya

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In Kenya, mapping technology is helping to raise the standard of living by ensuring that the location of urban slums are being recorded, along with locations of electric lines, water tanks, public toilets, and more. ...

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Madeline Will

20 July 2018

United States

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's teacher-evaluation reform initiative failed to generate the expected improvements in student performance, according to a recent study published by RAND. Critics point to the pro...

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Beth Murphy

4 July 2018

Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan, where climate change is drying up previously productive farms, female education has taken on a new importance. A recent Brookings Institution study found that for "every additional year of school a gir...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

20 June 2018

Thoreau, New Mexico, United States

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In the Navajo Nation, a territory the size of West Virginia that spans counties in New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah, people live in extreme poverty and lack access to clean water or electricity. A group called DigDeep is...

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Hari Sreenivasan

15 May 2018

California, United States

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University of California schools pair first-generation professors with first-generation students. The mentoring program aims to increase the 40 percent college completion rate for first-generation students nationwide.

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Megan Thompson

13 May 2018

Indiana, United States

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In national discussions on incarceration, the conversation often focuses on the direct impact of services and reentry initiatives on the prisoner while forgetting to fully discuss the effects of these systems on famil...

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Hari Sreenivasan

8 May 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Despite its small student body population, Xavier University, a historically black college in Louisiana, graduates more African American students who eventually become doctors than any other college in the United Stat...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

19 April 2018

Tamil Nadu, India

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An organization funded by the government called Foundation for Ecological Security is leading the charge to reforest wastelands in India to alleviate some of the struggles that rural areas undergo. This creates holdin...

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