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Free eye exams and glasses give these students vision to learn

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A new program called Vision for Baltimore provides eye exams and two pairs of glasses free of charge to every K-8 student in Baltimore City who needs them. Continue reading

After statewide efforts, Hawaii sees homelessness rate decrease

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Despite its relatively small population and land area, Hawaii has one of the highest rates of per-capita homelessness in the United States. Homelessness affects about 505 out of every 100,000 people there. Continue reading

Baltimore program hopes to overcome violence with mindfulness

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Schools in Baltimore, Maryland are experimenting with meditation as a way to help students deal with stress and trauma. Continue reading

Community comes together to help homeless students and families

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In order to address the homelessness problem facing students, a school district in Kansas City, Kansas, with over 1,000 homeless students, partnered with Avenue of Life, a nonprofit organization that brings students out of homelessness by supporting the entire family. Continue reading

Will Americans living in poor rural areas vote?

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Some poorer residents of rural America say their voices are not being heard as part of the national political dialogue and the presidential election. Continue reading

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