Free eye exams and glasses give these students vision to learn


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


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


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


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?


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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