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Latino USA

Emily Wilson

31 October 2014

Davis, California, United States

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Undocumented students face unique legal hurdles and obstacles, as well as feelings of fear and shame. To help, the University of California Davis opened up a resource center that is just for undocumented students. The...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

23 October 2014

India

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Volunteers with the Annual Status of Education Report test children's math and reading skills in villages across India. While 96 percent of Indian children are in school, ASER reveals that many of them are not receivi...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

6 October 2014

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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A public library in Columbus, Ohio stays ahead of the curve by investing in new technology as well as expanding outreach efforts to people of all backgrounds and socioeconomic class. The library offers rigorous, hand...

Places Journal

Susanne Schindler

1 October 2014

United States

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There is an escalating housing affordability crisis in America, where even the middle and creative classes are having difficulty finding somewhere they can afford to live. A possible solution could be cooperative hous...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Kavitha Cardoza

1 August 2014

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Many military children are resilient, but there are also a lot in public schools across the U.S. who experience difficulties. School Liaison Officers help those children by bridging the gap between the military and th...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

27 July 2014

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Early education translates into higher graduation rates and lower probability for criminal behavior later in life, yet less than 30 percent of children in the United States go to preschool. Oklahoma leads the nation i...

The Buffalo News

Sandra Tan

14 July 2014

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Better teacher training and strategic programming for non-English speakers could turn things around in high schools with large immigrant populations.

The Atlantic

James Fallows

8 July 2014

Scooba, Mississippi, United States

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East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) helps Eastern Mississippi fill high-skill jobs by educating and training local workers. The students at EMCC are each evaluated for skillsets and gaps in education, and they w...

The Buffalo News

Tiffany Lankes

22 June 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Eagle Academy in the Bronx combines rigorous academics, high expectations, and a structured environment to help minority students succeed.

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Gregory Scruggs

16 June 2014

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The creation, support and development of farmers' markets around the United States lends itself to the economic empowerment of women and minority growers. From Seattle to Philadelphia, these small public markets make ...

Anchorage Daily News

Kyle Hopkins

12 June 2014

Barrow, Alaska, United States

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People affected by fetal alcohol syndrome disorder are more likely to be convicted. In Alaska, one court provides convicts with FASD counselors and patience, making the court system more equitable and hoping to reduce...

The New York Times

David Leonhardt

10 June 2014

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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Delaware has been working to make sure that all college-ready graduates, regardless of socioeconomic status, make it to college. With financial reasons standing in the way of many qualified students, the state has wor...

Mother Jones

Tim Murphy

1 June 2014

Richmond, California, United States

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Since Richmond, California’s Office of Neighborhood Safety began paying stipends to its “fellows” – the dozens of young men it works with at any given time who are deemed to be at high risk of gun-violence involvement...

The New York Times Magazine

Paul Tough

15 May 2014

Austin, Texas, United States

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Aware of the challenges low-income students face, University of Texas Austin is offering them extra hours of instruction, advisers, and peer mentors, aiming to create a new sense of identity for these high-achieving b...

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Beth Hawkins

5 May 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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African American boys were being treated less-than-equally by the Oakland Unified School District – a change of culture was implemented and the playing field leveled. Now, Minnesota is looking to adopt the same system...

The New York Times

Steven Greenhouse

24 April 2014

Immokalee, Florida, United States

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For decades, migrant workers in Florida have been employed under dreadful conditions, picking produce without breaks under extreme temperatures and women being sexually harassed. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers ha...

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Gregory Scruggs

31 March 2014

Medellín, Colombia

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While the city of Medellín, Colombia was once known as a gritty, crime-ridden area, inclusive urban planning and partnerships with international corporations have turned the city in to an innovative model for policy m...

Los Angeles Times

Noam N. Levey

9 March 2014

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Two poor communities have contrasting approaches to the overwhelming healthcare needs in their regions. One takes a collaborative approach to medicine, creating better outcomes for residents, especially those of low-i...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

25 January 2014

Greenville, South Carolina, United States

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The "Next" Project in Greenville, South Carolina brings local government and companies together to create a business incubator to encourage new startups to launch -- and stay -- in the area. One such business, called ...

The New York Times

Julie Turkewitz

22 January 2014

New York, New York, United States

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What happens when people can’t afford to pay bail? They plead guilty. That’s what happened in the Bronx Court System, which has “one of the most backlogged big-city courts in the nation.” One nonprofit, Bronx Defender...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

8 January 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Better support systems in colleges, such as CUNY's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, have led to lower dropout rates and higher student retention.

The Boston Globe

Tracy Jan

8 December 2013

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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In Iowa, the “redistricting” of the state’s legislative and congressional boundaries is done by mapmakers who abide by nonpartisan metrics that all sides agree are fair — a seemingly revolutionary concept in the high-...

The Atlantic

John Tierney

10 November 2013

Maine, United States

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A college in the poorest county in Maine offers a high job placement rate and a relatively cheap education for seaside communities. At Maine Maritime Academy, students get hands-on experience to pursue relevant career...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

19 October 2013

Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States

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An affordable housing development in Mount Laurel, N.J., holds promise for integration by placing the development in an upscale suburban area. Since 140 affordable units were built in 2000, there has been no effect on...

Bloomberg CityLab

Clare Foran

6 September 2013

Vienna, Australia

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Gender mainstreaming is the practice of creating “laws, rules and regulations that benefit men and women equally. The goal is to provide equal access to city resources.” Since the 90s the city of Vienna has adopted th...

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