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A Peek Inside Three Cutting-Edge Schools

Bright Magazine

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Increased technology in classrooms is popular among schools in the U.S. However, research suggests that its effect is sub-optimal due to low-quality software, implementation, and participants' digital skills.

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Inclusion Pays Off

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Today many disabled Vermont residents are thriving at jobs in the community – and the state is saving money.

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For Goldman, Success in Social Impact Bond That Aids Schoolchildren

The New York Times

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In Utah, Goldman Sachs funded the education of preschoolers and was reimbursed by the state once it was shown that the kids would not need special education. Social impact investments, like this one in Utah, can help social programs in the U.S. which are often affected by government cuts.

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Changing Employers' Perceptions, One Autistic Worker at a Time

Inc. Magazine

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It is very difficult for people with disabilities to find work. Specialisterne is a Danish company that trains high-functioning autistic employees for IT jobs and partners with IT companies to get them hired by altering the interview process.

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Call him 'Minimum Mike' if you like, but this Barrow judge is trying something new

Alaska Dispatch News

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People affected by fetal alcohol syndrome disorder are more likely to be convicted. In Alaska, one court provides convicts with FASD counselors and patience, making the court system more equitable and hoping to reduce recidivism.

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What a successful university mental health program looks like

The Week

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Many mental illnesses appear during an individual's college years, yet few colleges have effective mental health programs. The Jed Foundation created a framework for universities to follow to address student's need such as peer outreach programs.

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How can Milwaukee County's broken mental health system be fixed?

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Milwaukee County’s mental health system put more resources in expensive emergency care rather than invest in programs that offer continual care. As a result, Milwaukee County identifies nine solutions from other cities that have had success in repairing mental health systems. Solutions include th...

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Mentors have message for kids: Go to college

The Seattle Times

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Fewer than one in four high-school graduates in the Sedro-Woolley and Meridian school districts, for example, go to four-year colleges. Just a little over half of all graduates in surrounding districts go to college at all. Now, the schools have begun to send college students into middle schools ...

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Wrestling With A Texas County’s Mental Health System

Kaiser Health News

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In the United States 20 percent of prisoners have a mental illness. San Antonio law enforcement and mental health workers pooled their resources and worked together to create a one-stop center for the mentally ill to keep them out of prison.

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Overcoming Poverty’s Damage to Learning

The New York Times

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Turnaround for Children, an organization founded to address mental health issues and their repercussions in the classroom, focuses on preparing teachers and schools to structure classroom environments in a constructive way. They create opportunities for learning in rigorous ways with high expecta...

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