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The Kansas Leadership Center Journal (KLC Journal)

Stan Finger

20 July 2021

Kansas, United States

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When courthouses and in-person government meetings shut down because of COVID-19, officials satisfied Kansas’ open meeting mandate by using pandemic relief aid to equip buildings with the technology needed to live str...

News48

Isa Grassano

19 July 2021

Italy

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An Italian travel writer and a publishing house partnered to recreate the experience of travel to new places, providing tourists with a virtual experience and tour guides with a source of income to replace their lost ...

The Verge

Sanket Jain

17 June 2021

India

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Accredited social health activists (ASHA) across India fight COVID-19 related misinformation on WhatsApp. ASHAs provide basic health care to people in their villages, which puts them on the frontline of treating COVID...

The Kansas City Beacon

Celisa Calacal

1 June 2021

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Digital library services in Kansas City were ramped up to serve patrons even as doors closed to visitors during the pandemic. Wi-Fi Hotspots were made available for downloading books, virtual story times for children ...

The Kansas City Beacon

Celisa Calacal

26 May 2021

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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The Internet Access Support Program has provided over 1,000 families with internet access in the wake of the pandemic. With work, school, and telehealth appointments relying on a stable internet connection, economical...

Broadview Magazine

Diane Peters

7 May 2021

Markham, Ontario, Canada

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A community effort spearheaded by a local church and a software company is helping senior citizens in Markham, Ontario secure Covid vaccine appointments. Ahead of the vaccine rollout, a reverend and a parishioner bega...

MIT Technology Review

Varsha Bansal

28 April 2021

India

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In India, citizen-led small-scale digital efforts are helping to connect Covid-19 patients with the resources, supplies, and medical equipment they need to survive. The citizen groups are largely using online platform...

The Atlantic

Eric Scigliano

13 April 2021

United States

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When the pandemic shut courthouses, millions of court hearings and even trials moved online to keep the system operating. That shift is becoming permanent, at least for minor, routine proceedings. There are many reaso...

The Washington Post

Katie Mettler

9 April 2021

Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States

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Court Watch PG acts as a traditional court watch program for Maryland's Prince George's County, but with a twist: the two formerly incarcerated women running it turned adversity, in the form of the pandemic's shutdown...

WKYT-TV

Garrett Wymer

Sam Dick

25 March 2021

Knott County, Kentucky, United States

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A drone company and Kentucky Homeplace, a University of Kentucky initiative to address rural health, have used drones to deliver personal protective equipment packages to isolated, rural homes that can become inaccess...

Ear Hustle

Nigel Poor

Earlonne Woods

17 March 2021

San Quentin, California, United States

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Prison visiting rooms provide an irreplaceable connection between incarcerated people and their family and friends from outside prison. The in-person visits, despite the many rules that complicate the simple act of co...

Christian Science Monitor

Stephanie Hanes

16 March 2021

United States

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Research shows tutoring can increase learning. Two years into the pandemic, the exact rates of learning loss due to pandemic learning are still unknown, but its effects have been documented. Researchers, teachers, and...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Trisha Powell Crain

16 March 2021

Alabama, United States

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During the coronavirus pandemic, schools in Alabama were asked to provide both in-person and remote options for learning. Two districts segmented their teaching workforce so that teachers either taught remote students...

The New York Times

Katie Thomas

9 March 2021

New York, United States

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To help with the coronavirus vaccine distribution, a New York-based start-up has introduced a service that connects "vaccine providers who find themselves with extra vaccines to people who are willing to get one at a ...

The Guardian

Todd Feathers

4 March 2021

United States

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State and federal parole officials have rushed during the pandemic to embrace the use of smartphone apps that monitor the location and behavior of a person on parole. The apps and related data analytics save courts mo...

The 74

Taylor Swaak

4 March 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Themed, online student clubs are a new, home-grown venture for Two Rivers Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Previously, afterschool programming was run in-person and primarily by the network’s after care provider ...

The Boston Globe

Felice J. Freyer

2 March 2021

Massachusetts, United States

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A community effort is underway in Massachusetts to help people secure Covid-19 vaccination appointments, despite a confusing government roll-out system. The Massachusetts COVID Vaccination Help volunteer group is comp...

The Guardian

Miranda Bryant

1 March 2021

New York, United States

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Frustrated with the Covid-19 vaccination system in New York, a local software engineer created a "much-needed vaccination appointment-finding bot" that shares available times and locations on a website and Twitter. Al...

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Julie Leopo

21 February 2021

Santa Ana, California, United States

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Santa Ana College offered mental health services online for students dealing with depression, anxiety, and other issues exacerbated by COVID-19. Hundreds of students utilized the services, which include ten counseling...

Associated Press

Elena Becatoros

18 February 2021

Avlona, Greece

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When the pandemic shut schools down in Greece, that included the schooling system in place for those in Greece’s Avlona Special Youth Detention Center; so, the director of the school started broadcasting lessons over ...

EdSource

Zaidee Stavely

Betty Márquez Rosales

17 February 2021

Whittier, California, United States

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Padres Promotores del Camino al Éxito Universitario (Parent Mentors for the Road to College Success) is a three-month program at Whittier Union High School District that taps into the collective knowledge of parents o...

Christian Science Monitor

G. Jeffrey MacDonald

9 February 2021

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Despite coronavirus restrictions shifting to allow churches to reopen, across the U.S. many religious institutions are continuing their digital video conferencing options as a means of reaching a wider audience. The u...

The New York Times

Sharon Otterman

9 February 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Online volunteer assistance efforts in New York have played a crucial role in the dissemination of the COVID-19 vaccine, while city and state appointment systems have caused confusion or created barriers for many. Alt...

Burlington Free Press

April Barton

8 February 2021

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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The San Antonio Independent School District developed an app to help combat the Covid-slide among its students, including English Language Learning students. The app tracks interactions, class attendance, and complete...

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

5 February 2021

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Although the pandemic brought many difficulties to school across the globe, some institutions saw it as the time to innovate and rethink learning delivery. Cambridge High School Extension Program, "an alternative scho...

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