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The New York Times

Abby Goodnough

23 June 2018

Marshalltown, Iowa, United States

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Primary care practioners are prescribing buprenorphine to patients struggling with opioid substance use disorder, providing a support for medication-assisted recovery. Practices use a team-based approach and grant fun...

The Guardian

Emma John

21 June 2018

Swanley, England

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SupaJam, a music school in England, targets kids aged 16-18 who are not in school or employed for a range of reasons. By the time students graduate, 97 percent leave with a nationally recognized business diploma. “The...

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Lucy Purdy

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20 June 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Fresh Prescription is a Detroit-based program that creates a mechanism for doctors to prescribe healthy food and fresh produce instead of medications to low-income patients, pregnant women, and people with young child...

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Sharon Bernstein

20 June 2018

California, United States

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In California, about 18,400 inmates are over the age of 55. In order to properly treat them the state is building a dementia unit. Other states like New York might follow suit, in order to properly care for their ag...

The New York Times Magazine

Janelle Zara

20 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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As artists of color are routinely marginalized or erased from art history, black gallerists have served a critical role to support and champion black artists. Gallerists provide an entry point for artists as well as p...

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Zack Quaintance

19 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, City Hall is aiming to solve problems by making outdated processes more efficient. After digitizing the Request for Proposal process, a pilot program found an 89% decrease in processing time. The City...

The Christian Science Monitor

Dean Paton

18 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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After realizing that their system of fines for lost and late books was actually preventing kids and young people from reading more, L.A. libraries instituted a new program that's already showing results. The program, ...

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

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18 June 2018

Nigeria

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Stigma stands in the way of safe sex practices. A start-up in Nigeria called Slide Safe is addressing the problem by offering at-home STI test kits. Supplies are delivered in inconspicuous packaging. Customers can als...

The Bristol Cable

Sandi Dheensa

18 June 2018

Bristol, United Kingdom

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Breaking into the creative sector can be daunting. Rising Arts Agency increases access to mentorship, including by bringing young people of color to cultural institutions after hours. The program benefits everyone. Th...

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Lewis Kendall

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17 June 2018

Juneau, Alaska, United States

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In Alaska, there is no statewide sales tax. Instead, individual municipalities vote on and control their own levies. In the capital city of Juneau, sales tax revenue covers about half of the city’s annual budget with ...

AzerNews

Karla Pequenino

16 June 2018

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ColorADD is a system of symbolic shapes representing colors for those that are challenged to perceive shades or are colorblind. The system is used extensively throughout Portugal on subway maps, crayons, and other app...

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Elsa Regnier

16 June 2018

Russia

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A new app, called Eyemove, has a 70 percent accuracy rate of diagnosing dementia simply by recording a person's eye movements with a smartphone camera. If a person screens in with signs of dementia, they are referred ...

Mississippi Today

Aallyah Wright

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14 June 2018

Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States

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Three elementary schools in an after-school reading pilot program saw significant increases in the percentage of students reaching third-grade level literacy benchmarks. The Mississippi-based curriculum takes a data-d...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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13 June 2018

Washington, United States

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The University of Washington State Academic Red Shirt program provides enrolled students with an extra year of prerequisite instruction in an attempt to prepare them to pursue an engineering degree. Five years in, the...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

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11 June 2018

Wasilla, Alaska, United States

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A welders union in Alaska is helping fill vocational gaps for prisoners by bringing actual welding equipment to a correctional center so inmates get real-world experience. Although they work with virtual training prog...

The Guardian

Anna-Catherine Brigida

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8 June 2018

San Salvador, El Salvador

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In El Salvador a nonprofit partners with employers to find jobs for gang members who want a way out of that life. It's a key component to helping people escape gang violence, although companies must work with churches...

The Guardian

Rachel Obordo

7 June 2018

Orange, Connecticut, United States

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Urban gardens are helping increase access to fresh produce in Connecticut and Dallas. The program in Orange, Connecticut is unique because not only does the urban garden provide fresh produce to local food banks, but ...

Burlington Free Press

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6 June 2018

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Extreme risk protection orders can be effective in removing guns from dangerous people, but even though Vermont has such a law on the books, making it work effectively is difficult because it places most of the burden...

Burlington Free Press

Jess Aloe

Elizabeth Murray

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6 June 2018

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Vermont lawmakers tried to make it easier for domestic violence victims to seek a special type of restraining order even if law enforcement does not have enough evidence to make an arrest. If it's granted the accused ...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

5 June 2018

Rochester, New York, United States

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East High High School in the Rochester City School District is three years into an Educational Partnership Organization (EPO) with the University of Rochester and has seen measures of success, most notably the fact th...

The Hechinger Report

Robbie Feinberg

4 June 2018

Farmington, Maine, United States

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To serve students who have dropped out of high school for anxiety-related reasons such as bullying or unstable home circumstances, a program in central Maine is sending teachers to students' homes with personalized le...

Chalkbeat

Matt Barnum

4 June 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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Students who learn from a teacher who was trained through the UTeach program perform significantly better than those taught by other teachers in the same area. Started a decade ago at the University of Houston, UTeach...

Politico Magazine

Erick Trickey

2 June 2018

Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States

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Police departments across eastern Massachusetts frustrated by the rising opioid epidemic decided to make themselves avenues to treatment rather than instruments of punishment. “It was pretty evident that we weren’t ar...

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Anoush Darabi

1 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Writing laws to be machine-readable could have huge payoffs. San Francisco is designing a computer program to read through the city’s prosecution records and automatically downgrade applicable marijuana possession con...

The Atlantic

Marcella Bombardieri

30 May 2018

Texas, United States

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Journalist Marcella Bombardieri calls community college "one of America's largest and most important anti-poverty programs." The president of Amarillo College in Texas is testing just how far community colleges can go...

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