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The New York Times

David Bornstein

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8 January 2015

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In reporting about problems, reporters continually run the risks of inadvertently legitimizing negative behaviors by making them appear more pervasive — and therefore more normal — than they actually are. Some journal...

The National

Jennifer Hattam

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4 January 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul is often congested with traffic, especially as the population grows and more people buy cars but the lack of bicycle infrastructure has prevented biking from being an alternative transportation. This is chang...

NPR

John Dankosky

Josh Nilaya

9 December 2014

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Refugee resettlement is arguably one of our country’s noblest examples of foreign policy. It gives forcibly displaced people from around the world a chance to escape danger and rebuild a life for themselves in a safe ...

Freakonomics

Stephen J. Dubner

4 December 2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Fixing the education system in the country requires addressing the problem of student motivation to endure and succeed in school. Pathways to Education is a Toronto-based program designed to keep at-risk kids in schoo...

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Aarian Marshall

2 October 2014

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Schools are often the most efficient place to provide mental health services to children; as the number of professionals who provide these services in schools dwindles, tele-conferencing and virtual visits are filling...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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31 July 2014

Rwanda

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How three African countries are successfully using comprehensive, community-based approaches and strategies to reduce or eliminate the transmission of HIV through treatment and education, surpassing many developed cou...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Kelsey Stein

24 June 2014

Deatsville, Alabama, United States

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According to a Pew Center on the States report, the prison recidivism rate has stabilized around 40 percent for decades. The J.F. Ingram State Technical College offers correctional education and 20 different vocation...

WNYC

Amanda Aronczyk

5 June 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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The Bronx is working to solve obesity by turning to healthy eating in a society where fast food is cheaper and of greater quantity. It turns out that increasing access to fruits and vegetables, which the Bronx has don...

Color Lines

Dani McClain

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17 March 2014

Fresno, California, United States

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When Latina immigrant women arrive in the United States, they face the language barrier as well as confusion and anxiety without the internet as a resource to learn about different services available to them. Únete La...

National Journal

Clare Foran

9 January 2014

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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The unemployment crisis is a hard thing to solve - businesses sometimes have no choice but to let workers go. An innovative program tries to prevent joblessness by temporarily paying a portion of workers’ salaries at ...

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Catherine Cheney

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19 December 2013

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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Obesity has become a health crisis for many women in the African-American community, but a group known as GirlTrek is working to change this by making exercise a social norm and creating supportive connections between...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Baier

12 December 2013

Northfield, Minnesota, United States

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Minnesota schools began a comprehensive program aimed at assisting children of minority groups to successfully navigate the college application process and push them towards higher education.

The Seattle Times

Linda Shaw

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8 December 2013

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A lot of research backs the notion that parents play an important role in the academic success of their children, and their children’s schools. While too much parent involvement can cause problems, as happens in some ...

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

23 November 2013

Rockville, Maryland, United States

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In the United States approximately 15% Asian-Americans have no health insurance and have had a difficulty understanding the options available in the Affordable Care Act. Although the White House has reached out to Asi...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

21 November 2013

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Two Seattle middle schools saw dropping test scores and dwindling on-time graduation rates. In searching for a solution, they chose to focus on the students' poor attendance rate, and in turn saw student success leap ...

Orange County Register

Jordan England-Nelson

14 November 2013

Huntington Beach, California, United States

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The Twilight Education Club is a non-profit working to break down the barriers – transportation, child care and cost – that typically prevent the economically disadvantaged from accessing social services such as langu...

NPR

Kavitha Cardoza

2 November 2013

Shoreline, Washington, United States

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When adults want to return to school, they face many challenges including the experience of long waitlists for classes, and poor relevance to the job skills they need for future employment. The Washington state commu...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

27 October 2013

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Conventional wisdom holds that substantive change in public education moves at a glacial pace, and no one at White Center Heights is declaring victory yet. But after failing to gain traction for years, teachers there ...

NewsDoc Voices

Contessa Gayles

24 October 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Arts & Minds is a program run by the Studio Museum in Harlem that provides opportunities for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers to be creative and express themselves in a way that does not require language. ...

NPR

Matt Stiles

11 September 2013

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Playgrounds that are accessible for children with special needs can be difficult to find. NPR launched a national crowd-sourced guide called Playgrounds for Everyone, which invited individuals to add playgrounds that ...

The New York Times

Mona El-Naggar

26 July 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Instead of following the traditional corporate model of financial philanthropy, Toyota gave its engineers to the Food Bank for New York City: trained in "kaizen" (Japanese for “continuous improvement). The engineers a...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

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30 June 2013

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In rural Bangladesh, the effects of climate change are felt acutely: For one, flooding prevents students from regularly attending school. A nonprofit started in the early 2000s has successfully overcome this seemingly...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Rhiannon Meyers

12 May 2013

Amarillo, Texas, United States

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A medical director reduced the bureaucracy and improved the quality of care at the indigent care clinic services in Amarillo by making the clinic more self-sufficient.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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8 May 2013

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh schools had very low attendance because children were kept home to work and conditions were unsafe for girls, ethnic minorities, and those with disabilities. BRAC, one of the world's largest and most compre...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Rhiannon Meyers

21 April 2013

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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In Atlantic City, AtlantiCare is saving money while improving the lives of diabetics by offering free personalized medical attention. Diabetics are treated before the disease gets out of hand, minimizing the number of...

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