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James Brooks

17 April 2020

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By leveraging technology, the tourism industry can continue to generate interest in faraway destinations. Even as much of the world’s population restricts travel, the Faroe Islands are keeping would-be tourists engage...

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Evan Bush

10 March 2020

Kirkland, Washington, United States

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It was a "longshot" that resulted in doctors at a Seattle-area hospital diagnosing the first cases of coronavirus, but how they responded may serve as a model to other hospitals attempting to contain the spread furthe...

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Hannah Furfafo

28 December 2019

Washington, United States

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Students with intellectual disabilities often have limited options when it comes to pursuing post-secondary education. Washington State University is the first college in the state to offer students the opportunity to...

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Katherine Long

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1 December 2019

Danville, Pennsylvania, United States

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School districts in Pennsylvania are overhauling traditional reading curricula in favor of new neuroscience research that shows how the human brain processes sounds and symbols. The program is time-intensive, requirin...

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Scott Greenstone

18 November 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, the BLOCK project started two years ago to build houses for those experiencing homelessness in backyards. While the project has slow-going - with only 9 matches between families and an unhoused person comp...

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Neal Morton

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16 November 2019

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In Australia, a universal survey in several secondary schools helps to identify students who are at risk of becoming homeless and connects them with wraparound services. The prevention-based model may soon be piloted ...

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Neal Morton

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20 October 2019

Renton, Washington, United States

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A nonprofit in Seattle is identifying youth between the ages of 16 to 24 who are out of school and work and reconnecting them with the public education system. Two-thirds of students enrolled in the program have gone ...

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Scott Greenstone

22 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Rewarding patients for sobriety greatly increases the likelihood for recovery. The approach of contingency management creates new behaviors through incentives instead of punishment. Through the Seattle Department of V...

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Neal Morton

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28 July 2019

Washington, United States

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Washington state is providing additional instruction and in some cases a path to teacher credentials for its 25,500 paraeducators who have stepped up to play roles sometimes equivalent or beyond that of credentialed t...

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Katherine Long

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1 July 2019

Washington, United States

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Over the next two years, the state of Washington will use $25 million provided by the state legislature to increase the number and range of high school apprenticeship programs. Career Connect Washington, which expands...

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Daniel Beekman

12 June 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, taxpayers are funding a program called democracy vouchers, in which registered voters and other eligible residents receive $25 vouchers that they can contribute toward city council races. In this program u...

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Neal Morton

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25 April 2019

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Teacher home visits have been hailed as a strategy to improve student performance; however, in areas where students regularly move across district lines, a regional home-visit approach may be necessary. The Dallas-For...

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Tom James

24 April 2019

Olympia, Washington, United States

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A Washington state bill aims to take action on the disproportionate rates of sexual assault committed against Indigenous women. The bill seeks to clarify the criminal jurisdiction boundaries placed on tribal lands and...

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Katherine Long

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21 April 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Math requirements are a common barrier preventing students from successfully graduating from community college in Washington state. Schools are offering a new way for non-STEM majors to earn the credit; Statway teache...

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Neal Morton

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19 April 2019

Reno, Nevada, United States

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For the past decade, teachers in the Reno, Nevada school district have visited their students' homes to build relationships with parents. New research shows that home-visits have led to reduced student absences and in...

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Claudia Rowe

5 April 2019

Spokane, Washington, United States

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Keeping families together eases the burden on the foster care system and reduces issues such as homelessness and substance abuse in the long term. Former foster children in Spokane, Washington, end up relying heavily ...

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Scott Greenstone

28 February 2019

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Washington State looks to an innovative program in Tennessee that centers around developing strong relationships between homeless youth and their case workers. The Tennessee program, which offers youth in foster care ...

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Katherine Long

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12 February 2019

Seattle, United States

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Washington State is pioneering savings accounts for people with disabilities that won't penalize them for saving for financial stability by barring them from essential federal aid programs. The accounts are tax-free a...

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Scott Greenstone

24 January 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Cities that have had the largest decreases in homelessness in the past five years, including New Orleans, Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Virginia Beach, have implemented a variety of approaches. Now, other cities are taking ...

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Scott Greenstone

26 November 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition (HOST) program is filling the county's gap of youth shelters, helping almost 200 homeless youth graduate from high school through personal relationships and ...

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Neal Morton

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16 November 2018

Washington, United States

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On college campuses across California and Washington state, the Umoja Community program groups black freshman in small classes that focus on historic and present issues affecting black communities. While 33 percent of...

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Neal Morton

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19 October 2018

Bellevue, Washington, United States

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Landed will pay for half a teacher's down payment on a home in exchange for a quarter of profits when the house is sold down the line. The San Francisco-based startup has recently arrived in Bellevue, where the median...

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Danny Westneat

5 October 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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When Seattle allowed a homeless encampment to freely use drugs, 911 calls jumped up. Dealers flocked in, and the majority of inhabitants camped out for more than a year. Instead of trying it again, the city should be ...

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Vianna Davila

20 September 2018

San Francisco, United States

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San Francisco is following through on a controversial, aggressive plan to move people experiencing homelessness from encampments and tents, responding to complaints that the city's growing number of homeless people a...

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David Gutman

4 September 2018

Des Moines, Washington, United States

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A small town near Seattle installed red light cameras in 2016 and officials immediately founder higher numbers of traffic violations than predicted, especially at one intersection, which accounted for most of the tick...

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