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Debra Bruno

16 July 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The ecosystem of D.C. charter schools that has evolved over the last two decades represents a cornucopia of creative and nontraditional approaches to education, in addition to fairly traditional college-prep schools, ...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

9 July 2015

Roseville, California, United States

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Even though most central line infections are preventable, they are a leading cause of death in the United States. The core of the problem resides in a hospital's approach, whether they put the effort into treating pat...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

Johnny Harris

9 July 2015

Roseville, California, United States

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Central line infections can be a death sentence to a patient, so hospitals have been trying to determine how to reduce this likelihood. The solution appears to be in the difference between hospitals willing to learn f...

Next City

Lee Chilcote

22 June 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Northeast Ohio and other former industrial regions are finding a new way to bounce back: investing in hardware startup companies. Technologies from improved 3D printers to tools for livestreaming to aerospace applicat...

Dallas Morning News

Sylvan Lane

22 June 2015

Dallas, Texas, United States

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An in-depth study of Texas youth crime records helped them find a path forward on juvenile criminal justice reform, but they still struggle with limited resources and a culture stuck on incarceration.

The Washington Post

Jeff Guo

12 June 2015

Connecticut, United States

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins and Berkeley say that Connecticut’s “permit-to-purchase” law requiring people to get a purchasing license before buying a handgun - despite early criticism - was actually a huge success fo...

Quartz

Tamara Straus

11 June 2015

Miami, Florida, United States

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“Empowerment self-defense” teaches women how to defend themselves against sexual assault, psychological awareness, and how to be verbally assertive. A study showed that women who took empowerment self defense classes...

Truthout

Jean Trounstine

15 May 2015

Massachusetts, United States

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From state to state, officials are grappling with how to improve how children experience the criminal justice system. The process is highly variable – each state varies on the age that children can go to court, and a ...

The Atlantic

Jessica Carew Kraft

22 April 2015

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Advocates are on a quest to improve the quality of life in Haiti through legal education.

Pacific Standard

Tanya Paperny

14 April 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Memorials are being created at rapid rates these days, but they seem to lack a long-term effect on the public. The Chicago Torture Justice Memorials project seeks to change this pattern by putting out an international...

Yale Daily News

Vivan Wang

13 April 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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As campuses across the country race to address a burgeoning nationwide conversation about sexual assault, policymakers, politicians, university counselors and students alike are faced with a lack of quantitative infor...

The Chronicle of Social Change

Stefano Montanari

10 April 2015

Arkansas, United States

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Re-homing, or a family giving away their adopted child without the permission of the authorities, was a problem in Arkansas - nine different cases involved children being abused by their new, unapproved families. Two ...

Vermont Public Radio

Jane Lindholm

Patti Daniels

7 April 2015

Maine, United States

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As Vermont struggles to create legislation regulating school district management and financial efficiency, the state looks to models in Maine and New Hampshire for guidance. In Maine, school districts have tried to sa...

Bright Magazine

Peg Tyre

6 April 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Well-trained teachers cannot be replaced solely by technology, as has been increasingly apparent at Carpe Diem schools, where students learn largely via computers enabled with educational software.

Women's eNews

Léa Bouchoucha

1 April 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Female veterans are more likely to have a history of trauma, be unemployed, and be homeless. To address this disparity, the VA has started awarding grants to organizations that help female vets.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

27 March 2015

Norwalk, Ohio, United States

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Rampant misconduct by judicial systems across the country brought to light a crippling practice of debtors' prisons—where disadvantaged individuals unable to pay fines and fees were continually and wrongfully imprison...

PBS

Sam Chaltain

17 March 2015

Hartsville, South Carolina, United States

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Harsville, South Carolina is trying to better its educational program. But first it must change the standard of living in the town to provide greater examples of success for the children to follow.

Bloomberg

Alan Jeffries

Amy Marino

16 March 2015

Livermore, California, United States

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has designed a new technology that captures carbon dioxide at power plants before it goes into the air. This new method, which is much more efficient and affordable than othe...

The Huffington Post

Ann Brenoff

24 February 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In the past, Los Angeles was a dangerous city fraught with gang wars. Lately, though, LA has become a safer city due to six changes enforced by the police cracking down on public violence and gangs.

Al Jazeera

Amy Maxmen

16 February 2015

Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

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As trials on blood and plasma progress, researchers ask if they might have happened sooner. In any case, the blood transfusions show early success.

Ensia

Shreya Dasgupta

9 February 2015

Sundarbans, India

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After a devastating cyclone changed the nature of local soil, NGOs preserved Indian rice crops by reintroducing traditional rice varieties that can be cultivated even in salt-ridden earth. Although some first met this...

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Eve Troeh

3 February 2015

Lang Tram, Vietnam

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When the Vietnamese government built a gate in the 1990s to block saltwater from entering a key canal, they hoped it would lead to flourishing, year-round rice crops. Without community buy-in and engagement, the gover...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

30 January 2015

United States

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Although patients go to hospitals to receive medical care, many Americans will acquire infections that did not already have them. The United States as a whole has made modest progress at reducing the rates of hospita...

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Eve Troeh

29 January 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Farmers in Vietnam face rising sea levels but rejected the city's water engineering projects. They prefer gradual measures to cope with climate change so scientists have allowed the farmers to steer the conversation.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Rosella Lefevre

28 January 2015

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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Challenged by its mayor, Oklahoma City lost a collective 1 million pounds. Philly once tried—and failed— the same thing.

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