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To improve lifelong health, Memphis tries rooting out childhood trauma

PBS NewsHour

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Childhood trauma such as abuse, neighborhood violence or the death of a parent has been found to lead to dire health and social problems later in life. How can communities intervene to spare future generations the same pain and illness? Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports in collaboration ...

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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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Seattle's special-ed mess: Who's in charge of what?

The Seattle Times

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Seattle risks losing about $12 million annually in federal funds unless it fixes problems that include failures to update student learning plans, deliver services outlined in those plans and provide services consistently from school to school.

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This App is Bringing Smartphone Messaging to Millions of Deaf Users (Finally!)

Headlines for the Hopeful

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Glide, a mobile app created by a deaf woman who was frustrated by lack of resources for deaf people in America, uses video technology to help improve communication for the hearing-impaired.

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How are Special Needs Teens Being Prepared for Workforce?

Good4Utah.com

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Camp K in Utah provides job counseling and training for teens with special needs, helping them to bridge the gap between high school and the professional work force.

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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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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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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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Virtual Assistant: a 3-D avatar, the best classmate for deaf students

The Irish Times

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In Honduras, tens of thousands of people have hearing disabilities. The National Autonomous University of Honduras has developed software that converts spoken language into an avatar on the computer who signs for the hearing impaired. Teachers in classrooms can teach hearing impaired students wit...

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Legal Aid With a Digital Twist

The New York Times

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Software and apps are helping millions of Americans trying to solve civil problems on their own.

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