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Reading, writing and results in Binghamton classrooms

Press & Sun-Bulletin

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Literacy rates can be a problem, especially in low-income school districts. Amid a years-in-the-making revision of literacy instruction, the Binghamton school district is seeing a payoff.

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Elsa's Story

The Denver Post

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Children across the U.S. experience gender confusion, causing emotional stress in themselves and their family. Gender identity counselors and gender youth clinics are being created in multiple states to help families find peace in their situation.

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From Young Adult Book Fans to Wizards of Change

The New York Times

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Global social and economic problems are difficult to change. However, fan-activism fuels the interests of fans of popular young adult fiction. Books such as Harry Potter and the Hunger Games have inspired activist groups that raise awareness of global hunger, reading, and relief supplies to impov...

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Summer Reading: How to Shake Up the Status Quo

The New York Times

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Social innovation rarely comes from “eureka” moments; it’s much more deliberate - it’s something that can be studied and learned. A short summer reading list for anyone interested in shaking up the status quo.

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Seniors Flex Creative Muscles In Retirement Arts Colonies

NPR

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Dissatisfied with the opportunities for residents of assisted living facilities to engage in creative pursuits, Tim Carpenter developed senior ‘art colonies’ that provided writing, performance, and visual arts classes. Equipped with studios and a performance space, artists work in the facility an...

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Argentina is using tech to teach its youth about sex, drugs, and violence

Apolitical

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Knowledge about sex, drugs and violence is alarmingly low in Argentina and surrounding areas, which has caused the government and other organizations to step in. Hablemos de Todo is an interactive online resource that provides information on a myriad of topics, plus a place for people to anonymou...

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How white parents are addressing racism – by reading to their children

The Christian Science Monitor

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St. Louis-based We Stories provides parents with a course curriculum and reading list for the children with the goal of sparking conversations about race, oppression, and cultural awareness. The target audience of the organization is white families, who—through neighborhood demographics or socioe...

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Program lifts aspiring writers from poverty, infuses media with fresh voices

Columbia Journalism Review

Multi-Media / 800-1500 Words

Founded in 2012, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project commissions, edits, and places articles, films, photojournalism and other reportage focused on inequality. EHRP’s articles not only humanize issues of inequality, but also provides a source of income and a means for people living in poverty...

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Employers Add ‘a Cheap Place to Live' to List of Staff Perks

The Guardian

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For publishing companies located in major metropolises, housing costs can present a significant challenge to successfully recruiting and retaining staff. To address this issue, the Hachette and Penguin Random House publishing groups have created initiatives to provide interns with subsidized hous...

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Diversity In Publishing: Still Hideously Middle-Class and White?

The Guardian

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Many initiatives have been implemented to increase the diversity of British literary culture efforts such as establishing new publishing imprints, pairing writers with agents and editors, and providing paid internships. In addition, small publishers and festivals—often initially crowdfunded and r...

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