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Orange County Register

Margot Roosevelt

1 September 2013

Long Beach, California, United States

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In the past five years, as federal and state minimum wage levels failed to keep pace with the cost of living, and as the recession took its toll, the living wage movement has accelerated. Across the United States, mor...

Kaiser Health News

April Dembosky

24 June 2013

California, United States

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Few people can afford the cost of medications for chronic illnesses. California administrators of federal health care have limited the amount a person can be charged per month for high-end medicine.

The New York Times

Amy Yee

2 June 2013

Ghaziabad, India

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Over half of India’s population of 1.2 billion is under the age of 25. As such, there is a massive demand for skills training for young people to ensure their skills are matched with the needs of the job market. Gras ...

Associated Press

Martha Irvine

28 May 2013

Tampa, Florida, United States

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Conventional school policies fail to address the needs of transgender students. A school district in Tampa changed its human rights ordinance to include gender identity and expression.

The New York Times

David Leonhardt

29 March 2013

Virginia, United States

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Many poor students do not attend selective colleges not because they don't want to, but because they did not understand that they could. Basic information can substantially increase the number of low-income students w...

The Guardian

Erwin James

25 February 2013

Oslo, Norway

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With Norway having the lowest re-offense rate in Europe, the Bastoy prison in Norway not only demonstrates the effectiveness of this new approach, but also receives criticism that they treat prisoners with too much lu...

The Atlantic

Peg Tyre

25 September 2012

Staten Island, New York, United States

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For decades, no one at New Dorp public high school seemed to know how to help low-performing students, and unfortunately, this troubled population made up most of the school, which caters primarily to students from po...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

19 May 2012

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Despite the latest anniversary and celebration of Brown v. Board of Education, desegregation is effectively dead. Using magnet schools and other programs to integrate geographic regions may be the right next move.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

7 March 2012

Zimbabwe

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Education is far from a given for poor, rural Africans. But a group called Camfed is bringing lasting social change to African countries by educating hundreds of thousands of girls.

PBS

Noliwe Rooks

5 January 2012

Richmond, California, United States

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Only 19 percent of Latino youth have completed an associate’s degree or higher, with 29 percent of African-American young people having done the same. The Making Waves Academy provides children of minority groups with...

POZ Magazine

Benjamin Ryan

4 August 2011

District of Columbia, United States

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When health care funding was cut in the United States, HIV clinics were hit harder than some other areas, impacting not just the medicine, but also the staff in these facilities. The Whitman-Walker Clinic in the Distr...

Wall Street Journal

Geeta Anand

4 June 2011

New Delhi, India

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The country of India has long suffered from extreme income inequalities, with many poor children growing up with lackluster education. The Right to Education Act, passed in 2009, requires elite private schools to admi...

Inside Climate News

Maria Gallucci

28 March 2011

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In a campaign to boost community interest in and use of urban wind power, city officials in Reno, Nevada, are helping consumers take the guesswork out of buying home turbines. Through an online consumer guide called t...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

28 January 2011

Bangladesh

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For young people, learning the social norms of the office is crucial for survival in the new economy. Year Up is an organization that is unusually successful at preparing young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds fo...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

6 December 2010

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Foreclosure affects millions of homeowners and millions more owe more on their mortgages than what their homes are worth, but Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP), offers assistance. As a free service to ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

11 April 2004

Ndumu, South Africa

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DDT was banned in the United States in 1972 because of the harm it can cause to the natural environment when it is sprayed in mass quantities over large areas. However, spraying DDT on the walls inside of homes is the...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Emma Eisenberg

1 October 2001

Australia

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In the U.S. the electorate skews white, wealthy, and old because such demographics are more likely to vote. Creating mandatory voting laws would increase voter turnout and thus increase voting equity.

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