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NBC News

Elizabeth Chuck

14 April 2019

United States

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Lockdown and active shooter drills have become commonplace in schools across the country. What is supposed to be a protective measure for children has been showing an increase in anxiety and trauma. With no standard m...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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10 April 2019

Durango, Colorado, United States

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In Durango, Colorado, the emergency room was being treated as a primary care center by those that did not understand how to navigate the health care system when faced with times of uncertainty in their life. To both a...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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9 April 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Online buyers of sex now have a great chance of running into the NYPD's latest initiative to combat trafficking amongst prostitution: a chatbot called Freedom Signal. Originated by an organization called Seattle Again...

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Jenifer McKim

3 April 2019

New York, United States

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New York City has pioneered one of the nation's first programs to provide free legal services to low-income tenants under threat of eviction. Recent studies have indicated that evictions declined more in cities that h...

Eye On Ohio

Christopher Johnston

31 March 2019

Ohio, United States

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Across Ohio, legislators, organizations, and activists have improved prevention and response measures to sexual assault. The state has seen the opening of 14 new rape crisis centers, statewide legislation, increased s...

Sojourners

Christina Colón

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18 March 2019

Syracuse, New York, United States

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Strategies for combatting sexual harassment in housing across the United States begin with increased awareness and reporting. With incidents of sexual harassment in housing chronically underreported since the passing...

KSHB

Kevin Holmes

7 March 2019

Independence, Missouri, United States

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In Independence, Missouri, the police department has developed the Street Crimes Unit devoted entirely to addressing crime in the city. Taking a proactive, data-driven approach, law enforcement has been able to devote...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

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4 March 2019

Brownsville, Texas, United States

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In 2013 and 2016, Brownsville, Texas was ranked the poorest city in the U.S. That hasn't stopped students in the border district from outperforming their wealthier Texan peers. Leaders credit data-based interventions,...

The Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

26 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The New Orleans Police Department did not have the best reputation among the community due to a series of corrupt acts committed by individual officers on the force. Thanks to a series of outreach efforts to marginali...

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Lorana Bartels

22 February 2019

Australia

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With their national imprisonment rate on the rise, Australia is pivoting to a justice reinvestment strategy that diverts money towards "early intervention, prevention and diversion." Although this has yet to be implem...

Chalkbeat

Matt Barnum

12 February 2019

Houston, Texas, United States

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An initiative in House schools that gives students access to the arts in the classroom has positively affected students' ability to concentrate, write, and even show compassion to one another. The initiative, known as...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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4 February 2019

Elsie, Michigan, United States

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Smartphone technology levels the playing field for low-incoming people, utilizing services that manage SNAP food-assistance budgets, pay parking tickets on time, payday loans, and more. Applications like Fresh EBT wor...

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Abby Lynes

27 January 2019

Bozeman, Montana, United States

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Community members in Bozeman work with students at Montana State University and city officials to test the sustainability and practicality of backyard apartments, or ADUs. Though high costs and historic value could be...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

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24 January 2019

Pakistan

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As a hesitance to vaccinate becomes a more prominent concern worldwide, Pakistan is experimenting with behavioral science to combat anti-vaccination mindsets. From holding conversations with healthcare workers to chan...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

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16 January 2019

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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The collection and analysis of data is a crucial first step in revealing and addressing areas of racial inequality in cities. Using the methodology of a 2015 New York City program designed to study metrics of inequali...

Politico Magazine

Kimberly Hefling

16 January 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Georgia State University's predictive analytics system has helped students graduate by flagging at-risk students using a variety of factors, including college and high school grades, financial aid statuses, and more. ...

Yale E360

Ret Talbot

10 January 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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As corals die-off globally, research groups around the world are working on a suite of remedies. From Australia to Florida, scientists are breeding resilient corals strains, transplanting healthy corals to new areas, ...

Apolitical

Jennifer Guay

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9 January 2019

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The government of Victoria, Australia partnered with businesses across the state to workshop ways cultural, gender, and other biases could be eliminated in workforce interview processes. By creating anonymous CVs, usi...

Delaware Online

Adam Duvernay

9 January 2019

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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When faced with a sharp increase in gun violence in 2017, Wilmington police shifted their approach to data-driven, community-oriented, and trust-building methodologies. Using data to anticipate and understand crime tr...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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8 January 2019

Townsville, Australia

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Australia has a major mosquito problem which has resulted in a rise of dengue cases, but adding more mosquitos to the ecosystem may be the solution. The city of Townsend has been experimenting with the release of bact...

BBC

Jeremy Cooke

8 January 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Rather than treat opioid users like criminals, Vancouver has deemed it a public health crisis. The city, especially its downtown east side, witnessed 1,500 deaths in just one year from opioid use. Its approach is uniq...

NPR

Elda Cantú

2 January 2019

Peru

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Not all solutions have to be new in order to work, some just have to be modernized for today's needs. This was the lesson learned when villagers in Peru decided to restore centuries-old hydraulic systems to revitalize...

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Sophia Akram

2 January 2019

Yemen

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In Yemen, the cholera epidemic has impacted over a million people during less than a one-year timespan. However, after investing in the revitalization of a water treatment restoration plant and implementing educationa...

CNN

Bill Kirkos

1 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Data-driven policing, higher rates of gun seizures, increased hiring and a focus on improving community trust have positively impacted Chicago police. For second year in a row, the city saw a drop in murder rates, sho...

CityLab

Molly McCluskey

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31 December 2018

Quebec City, Canada

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In Quebec, a subsidized affordable child care program has proven itself over two decades, contributing to a spike in the employment of mothers with young children. Research also shows that program is financially susta...

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