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Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

13 December 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Part 3 of the "Equity or Bust: Are Ontario's Public Schools a Model for Pennsylvania" Series: Ontario is widely lauded for its education system, celebrated for both high performance and relatively smaller achievement ...

Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

13 December 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Part 2 of the "Equity or Bust: Are Ontario's Public Schools a Model for Pennsylvania" Series: Ontario has become widely lauded for its education system, celebrated for both high performance and relatively smaller achi...

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

12 December 2016

United States

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Losing weight is a struggle for many people and research has shown that one diet does not fit all, some people lose weight on a diet while others gain. For obese individuals, the way to lose weight may be highly perso...

Global Sisters Report

Joachim Pham

12 December 2016

Da lat, Lam Dong, Vietnam

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It is rare for ethnic minority women from rural villages in Vietnam to pursue education. At the Dominican Sisters' Huong Duong Dormitory they are providing women with accommodations, scholarships, and support systems ...

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Beth Willon

9 December 2016

Daly City, California, United States

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Rent has risen in San Mateo County, which makes moving to a new home extremely expensive and can even make families homeless. New services, such as LifeMoves, offer transitional and emergency housing for homeless fami...

News Deeply

Amy Fallon

8 December 2016

Kampala, Uganda

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Uganda has some of the highest fertility and HIV prevalence rates in the world. Yet the government has banned comprehensive sexuality education in schools, and parents feel uncomfortable talking about the taboo subjec...

Mission Local

Laura Wenus

8 December 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Although San Francisco has two shelters that collectively hold more than 300 beds each, these shelters can divide up families and couples, and can discourage pets and personal belongings. These shelters also do not of...

News Deeply

Christine Bolaños

6 December 2016

Romero, El Salvador

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Women in El Salvador have long faced the extreme challenges of having fewer economic and social rights than men, making it difficult to survive when tragedy - such as an earthquake - strikes. The Romero community, whi...

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Emily Previti

5 December 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

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Rates of recidivism in Pennsylvania have dropped substantially in recent years. Part of this decrease is due to the efforts of the Union County Justice Bridge Housing Program, which assists ex-offenders with housing. ...

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Johnny Magdaleno

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2 December 2016

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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A just-announced $6 million federal grant will help end poverty in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Herald Scotland

David Ross

27 November 2016

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh has begun a conservation project where roof space is transformed into a habitat for butterflies. The success of the project is being closely monitored with hopes of helping butterflies survive in the area, a...

The Atlantic

Jon Marcus

23 November 2016

Canada

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In Canada, just under ten percent of indigenous adults hold university degrees. Canadian universities are working to make college campuses more welcoming to indigenous communities that have historically been subject ...

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Bruce Krasnow

21 November 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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For low- and moderate-income families in Santa Fe, home solar-voltaic systems can be an attractive but hard-to-finance idea. A local couple is partnering with Homewise to offer loans to homeowners interested in instal...

New Scientist

Timothy Revell

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21 November 2016

Netherlands

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Police officers often need to investigate a crime scene quickly, sometimes before other investigators can arrive. In the Netherlands, researchers and police are teaming up to develop an augmented reality system that a...

Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley

20 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Children in Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan suffer from poor parenting, poor schools, excessive violence, emotional stress and a lack of opportunity. Various agencies are helping these kids on various levels such a...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

19 November 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A law in Philadelphia allows people with certain misdemeanor convictions to ask a court to seal their records. This means job seekers could honestly tell prospective employers they have no criminal record and schools ...

Detroit Free Press

Lori Higgins

19 November 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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After School Matters, provides thousands of apprenticeships and internships to Chicago high school students exposing them to career paths and making them more likely to graduate and pass their classes.

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

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11 November 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Los Angeles Metro service is working to use the U.S. Employment Plan model to upgrade its fleet with eco-friendly buses. Through this model, the manufacturers who invest in and hire disadvantaged workers and suppo...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Gretchen M. Grosky

29 October 2016

Concord, New Hampshire, United States

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Emergency room visits cost money and are not the most comfortable places to be. The Massachusetts-based Medicare program called Independence at Home gives doctors incentives to visit frail patients at home and receive...

News Deeply

Sophie Mbugua

28 October 2016

Lamu, Kenya

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The amount of time women spend searching for water in Kenya is debilitating to their life. Shallow water wells closer to living spaces can help them reclaim some time to tend to their own lives.

Quartz

Eshe Nelson

25 October 2016

Germany

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Germany boasts a high youth unemployment level by running "dual educational systems" that incorporate vocational training into formal training. Other countries are now trying to follow suit in order to boost economic ...

The New York Times

Caroline Preston

25 October 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In Seattle, the over-policing of drug users has been extensive and frequently racially biased. Looking for a new solution, the LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program, driven by a harm reduction philosophy, ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Stephen St.Vincent

12 October 2016

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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Low-income people often miss out on court dates because they cannot afford to miss work or leave their children. Michigan and Ohio courts have incorporated the Matterhorn “online adjudication system” to handle simple ...

High Country News

Leah Todd

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10 October 2016

Farmington, New Mexico, United States

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To address the lack of available WiFi outside of school settings, a local college in Farmington, New Mexico offers students the ability to check out wireless hotspots for a week at a time, While the school's resources...

Clean Energy Finance Forum

Kat Friedrich

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10 October 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Across the nation, low-income communities have very little say on the impact of solar power on their community. New York City has conducted talks with its residents resulting in community ownership of solar power util...

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