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The New York Times

Ben Hubbard

6 April 2016

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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The government of Saudi Arabia pays for travel, accommodation and surgery for low-income patients from around the world in need of conjoined twin separation.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gina Barton

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4 April 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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The Right Path program aims to help break the cycle of poverty and criminality. It covers tuition and course materials for students as well as providing stipends.

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Mariela Patron

3 April 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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DREAMer's Roadmap, founded by Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca- an undocumented immigrant herself, works to help connect undocumented students with scholarship opportunities through an app. Due to the stigma surrounding thei...

The Boston Globe

Michael Levenson

29 March 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The Washington, DC program is part of a radical shift in the way some schools are thinking about parent involvement. Rather than encourage parents to attend bake sales and spaghetti dinners — which have long been the ...

The Post Crescent

Noell Dickmann

22 March 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In the early 2000s, Minnesota’s low income families struggled to have access to mental health care for their children. Now Minnesota therapists meet at schools rather than at a clinic and also train teachers to help s...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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22 March 2016

Takoma Park, Maryland, United States

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In Takoma Park, Maryland, the voting age for local elections is 16. Lowering the age has increased turnout among youth—and studies show that the sooner people start to vote, the more likely they are to be lifetime vo...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

21 March 2016

Fall River, Massachusetts, United States

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The true prize in education is a recipe that vaults low-income students into the upper echelons of achievement. A blue-collar town in Massachusetts says the key is something as basic as more time.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Monica Campbell

21 March 2016

San Diego, California, United States

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Muslim high schoolers rallied with other students for a halal chicken lunch dish — and won. Now, the drumstick is a hit catching on elsewhere.

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

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17 March 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Patients who are suffering from some mild mental health issues often forsake going to a psychologist or psychiatrist because of the long wait time for a specialist. Different counties in Wisconsin are piloting a progr...

The Post Crescent

Katherine Lymn

17 March 2016

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States

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After shortages of mental health options for kids and untold grief, counties in Wisconsin have responded with new kinds of support for at-risk youth. Wisconsin communities have increased access with reduced wait time,...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

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17 March 2016

Kaukana, Wisconsin, United States

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Rural Wisconsin has a shortage of counselors offering support for youth. Supported by private grants and public funds, Wisconsin has initiated a Hopeline—offering counseling through online texting to youth. The youth ...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

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17 March 2016

Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States

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Fifty-one counties in the state of Wisconsin do not have child psychiatrists to provide counseling because most of them live in widely populated urban areas. Wisconsin psychiatrists now are offering telepsychiatry, w...

The Post Crescent

Keegan Kyle

17 March 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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The state of Wisconsin has a teen suicide rate three-times greater than the national average. Lawmakers have scrambled to address and provide greater access to mental health services in the state by offering temporary...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

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17 March 2016

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin confronts a lack of psychiatrists, in particular those who specialize in working with children. The state has begun a telepsychiatry program that enables a psychiatrist to counsel children in remote rural ar...

The Post Crescent

Nathan Phelps

Rory Linnane

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17 March 2016

Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, United States

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Over 50 percent of Wisconsin counties lack mental health professionals to serve the populations, and the shortage directly affects children’s mental health. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has submitted funds...

The Post Crescent

Liz Welter

17 March 2016

Menasha, Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin’s teen suicide rate and affiliated mental health concerns have increased, challenging school systems to maintain the quality of life for students. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has launched ...

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Chris Peak

16 March 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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Oakland's First Place for Youth provides housing for recently emancipated foster children, giving them the boost they need to avoid the foster care-to-prison pipeline.

The New York Times

Amy Harmon

15 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Molecular biologists and neuroscientists are tweeting with the hashtag #ASAPbio in protest of a system that keeps research from being shared with the public, typically for more than six months.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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15 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A program in Baltimore bring youths together with volunteer second “families” to help guide them through turbulent times.

SFGate

John Wildermuth

11 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Jennifer Pahlka founded Code for America, an organization that provides human-centered design tech solutions to government services. Now they have a growing list of requests from cities all over the US, a network of 4...

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

10 March 2016

Eastham, Massachusetts, United States

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A growing number of high schools across Massachusetts are exploring later start times, amid research showing that a lack of sleep can have detrimental effects on the health and academic performance of teenagers.

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Holly Korbey

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7 March 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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To help fix the hyper competitive college application process, a coalition of universities is trying to develop a more equitable process.

Places Journal

Michael Berryhill

1 March 2016

Houston, Texas, United States

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Hundreds of immigrants in Houston often have no access to any social aid. One community, East Aldine, exemplifies this. It lacks sewers, water, or trash collection. But, with the help of one nonprofit residents are by...

Salon

Gail Cornwall

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28 February 2016

United States

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Postal banking used to be the norm in the United States, just as it is throughout Europe, helping poor and immigrant families save money, transfer funds, and even get small loans. The model is ripe for a comeback. Tod...

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Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

24 February 2016

Michigan, United States

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To reduce the suicide rate, screen every patient for risk factors and increase universal access to mental health services. When Henry Ford Group implemented this policy throughout its network of hospitals, the suicide...

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