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UN Global Goals

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) address poverty, inequality, climate change, education and more. The solutions journalism stories in each of the Featured Collections below show how governments, civil society and businesses around the world are implementing solutions to these pressing global challenges.  Each month, the Featured Story and Newest Stories align with the UN's Global Goal of the month. In September, that goal is Accelerating the End of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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    In Rural Virginia, Remote Schoolwork Is Powered by the Sun

    In Rural Virginia, Remote Schoolwork Is Powered...
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    The Courage to Listen

    The Courage to Listen
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    College recruiting of California students turns virtual during pandemic

    College recruiting of California students turns...
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    Where are they now? The graduates of India's Door Step School

    Where are they now? The graduates of India's Do...
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    For Kids at Home, ‘a Small Intervention Makes a Big Difference'

    For Kids at Home, ‘a Small Intervention Makes a...
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    How can students learn online if they don't know the language? This city tackled the issue

    How can students learn online if they don't kno...
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    Missing students: Educators knock on doors to find them

    Missing students: Educators knock on doors to f...
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    Empowering the survivor voting block

    Empowering the survivor voting block
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    Helping Students With Remote Learning — By Also Aiding Their Parents With Wraparound Services: How One Texas Community Center Is Helping Families Facing Impossible Choices

    Helping Students With Remote Learning — By Also...
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    State of Texas: Lawmakers weigh ‘solutions' proposed for education equity during pandemic

    State of Texas: Lawmakers weigh ‘solutions' pro...
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    A parent-led effort to close the digital divide

    A parent-led effort to close the digital divide
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    This Philly charter school is trying to grow the ranks of Black male teachers

    This Philly charter school is trying to grow th...
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    The Rise of Dual Credit - Education Next

    The Rise of Dual Credit - Education Next
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    An Oregon school district's unique approaches to keeping students fed

    An Oregon school district's unique approaches t...
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    How schools are finding thousands of students they couldn't reach when the pandemic began

    How schools are finding thousands of students t...
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    No WiFi at home? One Virginia school district has a creative solution for students

    No WiFi at home? One Virginia school district h...
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    Learning pods can make educational inequities worse. Here's a better way to create one

    Learning pods can make educational inequities w...
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    Rural school district creates free internet service to keep students connected

    Rural school district creates free internet ser...
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    Teen-run project provides virtual activities, tutoring for kids during the pandemic

    Teen-run project provides virtual activities, t...
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    Students lost in the virtual learning shuffle? This school district comes to find them

    Students lost in the virtual learning shuffle? ...
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    The Non-Partisan “Pro-Voice” Abortion Space

    The Non-Partisan “Pro-Voice” Abortion Space
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    Put the Students in Charge

    Put the Students in Charge
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    Feminists Paper Paris With Stark Posters Decrying Domestic Abuse

    Feminists Paper Paris With Stark Posters Decryi...
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    Community colleges pivot to support their vulnerable students

    Community colleges pivot to support their vulne...
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    For many Chicago communities, there is no COVID safety net. So teachers are stepping in.

    For many Chicago communities, there is no COVID...
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