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April Barton

8 February 2021

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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A school district in Atlanta found success in a program designed to keep students involved in remote learning. Henry County School District turned to optional evening school to provide flexibility to parents and K-5 s...

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April Barton

8 February 2021

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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The San Antonio Independent School District developed an app to help combat the Covid-slide among its students, including English Language Learning students. The app tracks interactions, class attendance, and complete...

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April Barton

13 January 2020

Vermont, United States

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Vermont has opened its first donor milk center which acts as a breast milk bank for mothers that are in need of milk for their newborn babies. The Vermont Donor Milk Center aims to be a "one-stop shop," and also offer...

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Elizabeth Murray

3 November 2019

South Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Vermont’s South Burlington fire department has started offering its firefighters yoga and meditation services as a way to cope with trauma. The services are offered by the Vermont Center for Responder Wellness, which ...

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April McCullum

2 October 2019

Willow Springs, Missouri, United States

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A scholarship program in Missouri encourages students to stay and teach in their hometowns or nearby areas. In return for funding for tuition, young teachers prepare to work in the rural schools that have faced challe...

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April McCullum

27 August 2019

South Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Teachers in South Burlington High School in Vermont are taking a different approach to dealing with digital distractions in the classrooms. Through short 30-minute lessons getting at the root of cellphone addiction an...

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April McCullum

21 August 2019

Hanston, Kansas, United States

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When the city of Hanston, Kansas had to shut down the local middle/high school, residents refused to let the school sit vacant; instead, the building now houses a town-owned business incubator called Elk Plaza. Uses o...

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Elizabeth Murray

6 June 2018

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Lethality assessments have proven effective at avoiding domestic violence homicides and such a tool might have saved a Vermont woman who was murdered. The 11 questions help victims understand the danger they are in an...

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Elizabeth Murray

6 June 2018

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Extreme risk protection orders can be effective in removing guns from dangerous people, but even though Vermont has such a law on the books, making it work effectively is difficult because it places most of the burden...

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Elizabeth Murray

6 June 2018

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Vermont lawmakers tried to make it easier for domestic violence victims to seek a special type of restraining order even if law enforcement does not have enough evidence to make an arrest. If it's granted the accused ...

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