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The New York Times

Michael Paulson

6 November 2018

New York, United States

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For women working in theatre, child care remains one of the biggest barriers to advancement, but groups of mothers are working to change that and make a more welcoming work place. These solutions include work breaks l...

Associated Press

Kristen de Groot

2 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Some hospitals are finding ways to help their patients vote. Penn Votes Project is an initiative between hospitals and the Penn Law School that helps patients fill out and notarize their absentee ballots. Then there’s...

The New York Times

Melina Delkic

1 November 2018

Queens, New York, United States

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The "maker" movement is a growing trend in education that allows students to learn in a creative, hands-on, project-based way that develops an idea in real time using tools and technology. The annual Maker Faire in Qu...

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Rina Raphael

1 November 2018

Davis, California, United States

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A collaboration between pro-choice activists and tech workers is—in the face of increasing restrictive policy—creating access to services and information. Events like the Abortion Access Hackathon provide a means for ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Noble Ingram

30 October 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Somerville, MA is one of a growing number of cities that has implemented a two-way dual immersion program in its schools. These programs combine fluent English speakers and English language learners in the same room, ...

Yes! Magazine

Sydney Worth

30 October 2018

Houston, United States

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For many college students, financial aid programs can help them afford tuition, but it doesn't cover necessities like food that are required for true affordability. To change that, colleges around the country are offe...

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Melinda Clynes

30 October 2018

Detroit, United States

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The Detroit Parent Collective is using a unique model to provide child care for all participating families: families pay per household rather than child to keep services affordable for families with multiple children,...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Grace Connatser

30 October 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Since the Lincoln Avenue School Walking Bus program started, the school has seen marked improvements in attendance rates. The volunteer-run transit alternative promotes neighborhood safety and offers another chance fo...

The New York Times

Maggie Astor

30 October 2018

Fort Yates, North Dakota, United States

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After a Republican led state law that bans people without an address from voting took effect, Native American tribes in North Dakota began organizing to get out the vote. They even began creating their own addresses. ...

Talk Africa

Mercy Odada

26 October 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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In 2016, the Kenya government instituted a broadcast programming code that required reporting programs to include sign language interpretation. Through this code, people with hearing impairment have access to news and...

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Bekah McNeel

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26 October 2018

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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In areas of high poverty, students in San Antonio, Texas are highly encouraged and supported to take the next step after high school to go on to challenging universities and gain a degree. Their efforts, which include...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

25 October 2018

Oregon, United States

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One quarter of undergraduates attending American higher education institutions are parents; however, the number of campuses with childcare facilities has continued to decrease. Individual professors are incorporating ...

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Marnette Federis

25 October 2018

Swan Island, Oregon, United States

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Inclusive training programs help immigrants fill the demand for middle-skill workers. Programs, such as a maritime welding course in Oregon, allow immigrants to learn new skills, gain certifications, and access career...

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Hannah Albarazi

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25 October 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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In San Francisco, a law that offers amnesty to sex workers who report violent crimes to police is designed to save lives and reduce crime overall in the city. It comes as the city’s police department faces a massive p...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

23 October 2018

United States

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When some veterans conclude their military service, it can be challenging to return to college when they have to start from square one. Twenty-four states have passed laws granting academic credit for military service...

The New York Times

Tacey Rychter

22 October 2018

Australia

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Australia maintains a high voter turnout by making voting both easy and mandatory. Election day is always on a Saturday, and community groups host barbeques to mark the occasion. If an eligible voter still doesn’t cas...

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Leslie Nemo

22 October 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Contractor Assistance Center in San Francisco “provides local contractors with the resources to compete with larger companies for project bids.” Many construction projects have certain standards to meet: a certain...

CityLab

Linda Poon

22 October 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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The city of Houston is changing its approach to measuring the full scope of damage from Hurricane Harvey so it can get help where it is most needed and improve future flood mitigation. Using data from numerous sources...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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19 October 2018

Bellevue, Washington, United States

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Landed will pay for half a teacher's down payment on a home in exchange for a quarter of profits when the house is sold down the line. The San Francisco-based startup has recently arrived in Bellevue, where the median...

The Atlantic

Olga Khazan

18 October 2018

United States

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Aid Access is the first company to send abortion pills to women who cannot access health services in the United States. The company conducts online appointments before sending the drugs. Women on the Web has done this...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Liz Forster

18 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, trash either ends up in a landfill or is recycled by being shipped to another state. To increase efficiency and implement better recycling practices, an Iowa-born company that turns recycled cartons into ...

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Sonia Narang

18 October 2018

Kamikatsu, Japan

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Kamikatsu, a small town in rural Japan, went from incinerating trash to recycling about 80 percent of it--all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving money. The program is run by Zero Waste Academy, a nonpr...

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Molly Fosco

18 October 2018

United Kingdom

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The Do Not Pay app is helping people take the law into their own hands. The app offers free legal counsel to users and “has helped fight $16 million in parking tickets in the U.K. and U.S.” In addition, people who use...

NBC News

Lynne Peeples

16 October 2018

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Plastic waste often ends up in oceans which in turn impacts not only the health of the coastal ecosystem, but human health as well when people consume fish that have ingested the plastic fragments. To keep plastic out...

Los Angeles Times

Doug Smith

14 October 2018

Santa Clarita, California, United States

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After serving the military, plenty of families struggle to buy homes. In Southern California, that’s changing with help from non-profit Homes 4 Families, which acquires funding from the government, good development de...

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