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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...

The Atlantic

Ted Alcorn

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29 May 2018

Egypt

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Egypt has made significant strides in eliminating hepatitis C from the country by implementing an approach that combines both affordable drug access and an effort to get the drugs to those in need. Supported by the go...

BBC

Ammar Ebrahim

Dougal Shaw

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28 May 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Technology can help reduce food waste. Olio and Winnow are two examples. Olio is an app that allows people to easily exchange extra or unwanted food for free. Winnow is a smart trash can that calculates the cost of wa...

Politico Magazine

Lisa Rab

26 May 2018

Lakin, Kansas, United States

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Instead of letting a rural Kansas hospital perish, one CEO found a way to recruit young physicians, and get grants for the hospital. His methods helped the hospital avoid the common fate many rural hospitals face, whi...

Vox

David Roberts

23 May 2018

United States

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Voting is easy when a ballot arrives in your mailbox. Vote-at-home increases turnout in all precincts and elections in which it’s available. It significantly outperforms all combinations of other innovations such as a...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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23 May 2018

Albuquerque, Pennsylvania, United States

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A publicly available online platform launched by the New York Attorney General fills in big data gaps on guns being used in crimes and trafficked from elsewhere. “We were able to get a snapshot really quickly of where...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Stephanie Morse

22 May 2018

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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During the 2017-2018 school year, students in Arizona missed out on $65 million in free federal financial aid. The Be a Leader Foundation counsels first-generation and low-income students - during the inaugural year o...

Daily Nation

Leopold Obi

Brian Okinda

19 May 2018

Runyenjes, Nairobi, Kenya

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The Karurumo Self-Help Group in Kenya initially started as a way to avoid agriculture exploitation. However, it has now evolved into a way to reduce post-harvest waste through the implementation of value addition and ...

Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Julie Christie

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16 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Nonprofits in the Philadelphia area work to bring education to offenders who are in corrections facilities, as well as those who are re-entering into the world. Research shows that, with access to classes, novels, and...

PBS NewsHour

Megan Thompson

13 May 2018

Indiana, United States

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In national discussions on incarceration, the conversation often focuses on the direct impact of services and reentry initiatives on the prisoner while forgetting to fully discuss the effects of these systems on famil...

Temple University

Sydney Schaefer

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Spring 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A significant spike in opioid-related overdose deaths in Philadelphia has resulted in more people in the community carrying Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication. Thanks to a standing order signed by the Pe...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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11 May 2018

Sebastopol, California, United States

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A trial in several California cities is testing the idea that providing nutritionally tailored meals to chronically ill, low-income patients will have an impact on their health. Similar projects have shown participant...

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Anoush Darabi

11 May 2018

Wellington, New Zealand

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Legislation is currently written in such a way that it often takes a lawyer to interpret how policies are supposed to work. What if laws were written to be machine-readable instead? A team in New Zealand rewrote two l...

Vox

German Lopez

10 May 2018

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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In order to tackle opioid addiction, the state of Virginia found a way to make drug treatment accessible to people with medicaid by boosting “reimbursement rates to addiction treatment providers.” Historically, drug t...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Emily Dugdale

10 May 2018

Hawaii, United States

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While Hawaii's Kamalani Academy tries to improve the school experience for and academic achievements of immigrant students from the Marshall Islands, it is looking to an unlikely place for inspiration: Springdale, Ark...

Artnet

Henri Neuendorf

9 May 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Arizona State University have teamed up to provide graduate students with a scholarship, an opportunity to work at LACMA, and a salary for that work. Furthermore, the program i...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

8 May 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Despite its small student body population, Xavier University, a historically black college in Louisiana, graduates more African American students who eventually become doctors than any other college in the United Stat...

The New York Times

Andrew Jacobs

5 May 2018

Panipat, Haryana, India

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The World Health Organization estimates that $200 billion worth of productivity is lost every year due to untreated poor eyesight. Several organizations, such as EYElliance and Aravind Eye Hospital, are working to com...

NPR

Keren Landman

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5 May 2018

Tifton, Georgia, United States

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For transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, seeking healthcare can be an agonizing process due to discrimination and a lack of provider familiarity with their unique healthcare needs. QMed, a virtual health ...

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