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Healthcare
Doctors Need to Learn What Illnesses Look Like on Darker Skin
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Healthcare
Doctors Need to Learn What Illnesses Look Like on Darker Skin
Medical student Malone Mukwende wrote a book to teach others how to spot clinical signs of illness on patients with darker skin tones.
July 25, 2020

Medical student Malone Mukwende wrote a book to teach others how to spot clinical signs of illness on patients with darker skin tones.

Coronavirus
The Case for Teaching Students Outside This Fall
outdoor classrooms
Coronavirus
The Case for Teaching Students Outside This Fall
Transitioning to outdoor classrooms this fall could help stem the spread of COVID-19 in schools and protect students, according to researchers.
July 21, 2020

Transitioning to outdoor classrooms this fall could help stem the spread of COVID-19 in schools and protect students, according to researchers.

Coronavirus
Reopening Schools This Fall Could Benefit Children
Reopening Schools
Coronavirus
Reopening Schools This Fall Could Benefit Children
Experts in favor of reopening schools as soon as possible argue that school closures could be hurting young people’s physical, mental, and social health.
June 29, 2020

Experts in favor of reopening schools as soon as possible argue that school closures could be hurting young people’s physical, mental, and social health.

Progress Report
Ventilators, Vaccines, and Drag Queens
Ventilators, Vaccines, and Drag Queens
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Progress Report
Ventilators, Vaccines, and Drag Queens
We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world. Watch the first episode of our new series, Progress Report.
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April 9, 2020

We believe the news doesn’t have to be depressing. In fact, it should inspire people to build a better world. That’s why we’re launching a brand new series, Progress Report, designed to shine a light on bold solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

Catalysts
Learning to Code in Prison
life after prison
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Catalysts
Learning to Code in Prison
This progressive organization is on a mission to break the cycle of recidivism, using coding. Incarcerated individuals can now spend their sentences acquiring marketable skills.
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April 8, 2020

This progressive organization is on a mission to break the cycle of recidivism, using coding. Incarcerated individuals can now spend their sentences acquiring marketable skills.

Education
New to Homeschooling? Here are 5 Resources That Can Help
homeschooling resources
Education
New to Homeschooling? Here are 5 Resources That Can Help
Here are five online resources for the first-time homeschooler, from foreign language classes to physical education.
March 27, 2020

Here are five online resources for the first-time homeschooler, from foreign language classes to physical education.

Music
Chance the Rapper is Bringing Music Back to Chicago Schools
Chance the Rapper is Bringing Music Back to Chicago Schools
Music
Chance the Rapper is Bringing Music Back to Chicago Schools
On the far South Side of Chicago, as far south as you can get — a traffic light away from neighboring Riverdale —...
February 12, 2020

On the far South Side of Chicago, as far south as you can get — a traffic light away from neighboring Riverdale — the Ira F. Aldridge Elementary School is offering its students something rare in the forever-strapped Chicago public school system: opportunity. With a grant from Chance the Rapper's charity SocialWorks, the school can now offer a more robust music program, ensuring an instrument in every student's hands. "I...

Dope Science
Legal Pot Is Finally Growing Up and Going to College
cannabis degree program
Dope Science
Legal Pot Is Finally Growing Up and Going to College
As medical marijuana becomes mainstream, so does the need for an educated workforce in the industry. Enter the nation's first-ever cannabis degree program.
January 31, 2020

As medical marijuana becomes mainstream, so does the need for an educated workforce in the industry. Enter the nation's first-ever cannabis degree program.

Catalysts
Turning a Construction Site Into a Classroom
internship for high school students
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Catalysts
Turning a Construction Site Into a Classroom
unCommon Construction offers a unique alternative to your typical internship for high school students. Their program turns build sites into real-world classrooms where interns learn the soft skills they’ll need to succeed in the workforce.
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January 29, 2020

unCommon Construction offers a unique alternative to your typical internship for high school students. Their program turns build sites into real-world classrooms where interns learn the soft skills they’ll need to succeed in the workforce.

Catalysts
Earning College Degrees In Prison
prison education
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Catalysts
Earning College Degrees In Prison
In the midst of his prison sentence for murder, Sean Pica helped found Hudson Link - an organization dedicated to reducing recidivism and improving lives through higher education.
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January 21, 2020

In the midst of his prison sentence for murder, Sean Pica helped found Hudson Link - an organization dedicated to reducing recidivism and improving lives through higher education.

Through the Looking Glass
Nature is Good for You. What About VR Nature?
VR Nature
Through the Looking Glass
Nature is Good for You. What About VR Nature?
Nature has the power to reduce stress and enhance our moods. Can VR nature experiences be a substitute for physically spending time in the outdoors?
December 22, 2019

Nature has the power to reduce stress and enhance our moods. Can VR nature experiences be a substitute for physically spending time in the outdoors?

Uprising
Robots for Autism Teach Human Emotion
Robots for Autism Teach Human Emotion
Uprising
Robots for Autism Teach Human Emotion
Meet the classroom assistant of the future, a robot for autism therapy that’s teaching special needs students about empathy and emotions.
November 20, 2019

Meet the classroom assistant of the future, a robot for autism therapy that’s teaching special needs students about empathy and emotions.

Catalysts
A School Made for Homeless Children
A School Made for Homeless Children
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Catalysts
A School Made for Homeless Children
When a child faces chaos at home, it's impossible to learn. This school is doing whatever it takes to help homeless students and their families create better lives.
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August 28, 2019

When you think of homelessness, you typically don't picture homeless children. However, every year, approximately 2.5 million children experience homelessness. Homeless children can't learn when they don't know where their next meal is coming from, or what is waiting for them at home. They often struggle in public schools where they feel out of place, or unable to keep up because they've missed schooling in the past....