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Hari Sreenivasan

23 October 2018

United States

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When some veterans conclude their military service, it can be challenging to return to college when they have to start from square one. Twenty-four states have passed laws granting academic credit for military service...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

18 October 2018

United States

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As more states have added computer science courses to required education standards, teachers are taking creative approaches to integrating computer science into traditional subjects such as music and social studies. “...

The New York Times

Heather Murphy

15 October 2018

Lake Worth, Florida, United States

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GEDmatch started as a "casual side project," but investigators have been using the genealogy website to solve murder and sexual assault cases, opening a new set of both opportunity and ethical questions. The site is f...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tom Daykin

12 October 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Milwaukee is poised to pass a complete streets policy that would advance current efforts to make the city more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. But even without this policy in place, projects to widen sidewalk and impro...

Gimlet Media

PJ Vogt

11 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The creation of CompStat fostered a huge drop in crime rates in New York City by the 1990s. The idea came from an odd and obsessive transit cop was to track every single crime daily in every precinct and use that data...

CityLab

Jonathan English

10 October 2018

United States

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American cities can find solutions to low transit use by looking to other cities in Europe and Canada where the focus is on robust service and getting people to major transit hubs. These transportation systems use exi...

The New York Times

Melissa Gomez

9 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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As the New York Public Library's career counseling offerings have grown, one of the most popular features has been an interview clothing rental service. Just as they might check out a book for a set period, patrons ca...

The New York Times

Livia Albeck-Ripka

3 October 2018

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Australia has one of the lowest cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates in the world, thanks to a nationwide effort to screen women and vaccinate both boys and girls against HPV. Widespread public support has he...

Public Radio International

Marco Werman

1 October 2018

Sulawesi, Indonesia

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The warning system in Indonesia to alert residents of tsunamis could not prevent disaster in Sulawesi because it hasn't worked for six years after many of the surface buoys were vandalized. However, a new system is un...

CNBC

Kate Rooney

24 September 2018

United States

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Amidst a backdrop of repetitive cases of E. coli being reported, grocery retailers Walmart and Sam's Club are implementing the use of blockchain into their systems. Although still in early stages, farmers and other su...

The Guardian

Mattha Busby

21 September 2018

United Kingdom

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Incentivizing good behavior is a tried and true tactic often used in child development. However, as the need for better behavior around issues such as recycling and public discord rises, some are finding that going ba...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

21 September 2018

Linköping, Sweden

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In Sweden, waste is not just waste, or so the country explains with a total of 34 waste-to-energy power plants that turn garbage into electricity. With an already staggering low percentage of waste ending up in landfi...

Chalkbeat

Steve Hendershot

20 September 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, as in other cities, the definition and reality of "career education" is changing quickly - "This program is for any young person who wants to have some employability skills before they graduate from high s...

Daily Nation

Duncan Mboya

18 September 2018

Nairobi

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For years, farmers in Nairobi were at the mercy of weeds and then armyworms that both destroyed large amounts of cropland that was dedicated to growing maize. Researchers from the International Centre of Insect Physio...

Texas Standard

Caroline Covington

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17 September 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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In Texas, mental health care advocates are making strides to reduce stigma and connect people suffering from trauma with paths to healing. In public schools, teachers receive training on trauma, and local hospitals ar...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

17 September 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minneapolis, the nonprofit behind the city's bike share system plans to expand with a dockless model that will bring bikes into more neighborhoods while addressing some of the issues that model has encountered in o...

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Gail Cornwall

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10 September 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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In many districts, minority students from high-poverty neighborhoods have to ride a school bus over 90 minutes to their classroom. To offset the historic burden of school transportation on low-income students, educato...

WHYY

Avi Wolfman-Arent

10 September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Recognizing that "much of childhood happens outside the classroom," a Philadelphia initiative is creating opportunities for students to learn basic math concepts and gain basic literacy skills while shopping in the gr...

Governing

Mattie Quinn

6 September 2018

Virginia, United States

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Virginia and New York are taking a public health approach to mental health care education - both states now require schools to incorporate related curricula in the classroom and to provide teachers with the appropriat...

The Atlantic

Alexis C. Madrigal

29 August 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Building on the Last Mile program that teaches inmates to code in some California prisons, Slack launched an apprenticeship program for the formerly incarcerated. It's a small initiative compared to the vast need, but...

The Hechinger Report

Jackie Mader

26 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Christopher House, a Chicago-based early childcare and elementary school, says it has found the key to reducing fade-out post-preschool: “You can’t teach a child without family,” Karen Ross-Williams, director of early...

Yes! Magazine

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

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23 August 2018

Arkansas, United States

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Beyond the Shop is training barbers to serve as mental health advocates and "first responders" for the black male community in southern states. The programming and training encourages and allows men to open up about v...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

20 August 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The group Truckers Against Trafficking launched in 2009 to enlist the help of truck drivers to spot and report cases of human trafficking, which was common at many truck stops. The group trains truckers through video ...

The Trace

Ann Givens

14 August 2018

California, United States

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The Contra Costa Police Department crime lab has accelerated processing ballistics evidence through a national database that works like fingerprints for guns. The result has been connecting gun violence incidents more...

Public Radio International

Valerie Hamilton

14 August 2018

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Munich's beer gardens have been longtime participants in reusable mugs, but the landfills were still filling up with discarded coffee cups. Taking a page from the beer garden philosophy, startup Recup is testing out a...

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