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An Antidote to Overdose, in Time to Save Lives

The New York Times

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Naloxone could be the secret to curing New England's heroin consumption. Trying to expand access to the life-saving overdose antidote is the real obstacle.

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A Peek into Silicon Valley's Newest Bet: AltSchool

Bright Magazine

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AltSchools use a completely different education system, interconnecting technology and hands on experiments, to help students achieve a higher degree of learning.

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Crisis Text Line has counseled teens through nearly 2 million problems. Here's how this idea got its start.

TED Blog

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Crisis Text Line is a counseling system via text—a comfortable medium for teens. It allows counselors to ask for backup and collects data for research.

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In Bangladesh, Grassroots Efforts to End Violence Against Women

Voice of America (VOA)

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A non-profit in Bangladesh is fighting domestic violence by having female and especially male Bangladeshi volunteers give sexual education and women's rights classes.

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In India, Revealing the Children Left Behind

The New York Times

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Volunteers with the Annual Status of Education Report test children's math and reading skills in villages across India. While 96 percent of Indian children are in school, ASER reveals that many of them are not receiving a real education. "Learning camps" and grouping children by ability, not age,...

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Kindergartens Ringing the Bell for Play Inside the Classroom

The New York Times

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As American classrooms have focused on raising test scores in math and reading, an outgrowth of the federal No Child Left Behind law and interpretations of the new Common Core standards, even the youngest students have been affected, with more formal lessons and less time in sandboxes. Washington...

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Young Movers, With a Passion for Change

The New York Times

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Young people are often viewed as needing protection or needing correction. However, a Boston organization is creating young peacemakers and powerful change makers by taking kids seriously and giving them the tools to act on their ideas.

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Forging and Welding an Education

Bright Magazine

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In Oakland, a non-profit created an industrial arts education school offering youth an alternative classroom for learning where failure is welcomed and everything is hands on, such as welding and forging.

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In Colorado, Teaching to a Changing Climate

Bright Magazine

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Colorado has had challenges teaching climate change to elementary and secondary school students because of political divisiveness. Regional advocacy groups and professionals manage to teach climate change through engaging field trips, filmmaking, and outdoor learning.

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India's Golden Chance

Virginia Quarterly Review

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Pathfinder International is a global organization that educates the poor in more than twenty countries on matters of reproductive health. In India, where many girls are forced into marriage and early motherhood, this education could be a key step toward freedom and equality.

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