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Jena Williams

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January 20, 2013

Higher Learning

The Polaris Academy in Houston, a KIPP school, has made significant academic gains in its first two years.

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May 31, 2009

Righting a Wrong

The 24th amendment prohibiting the poll tax on voters has been formally approved by the state of Texas—more than four decades later.

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April 30, 2009

In Treatment

Diversionary programs such as drug courts, which provide treatment-based alternatives for non-violent criminals to prisons, remain critically underfunded.

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April 30, 2009

The Color of Sustainability

Green has always been associated with money (or that queasy feeling you get on a turbulent airplane ride). But only recently has it become known as a social movement unto itself. There has been such a strong push to “go green” that companies are doing everything they can to go

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March 1, 2009

Energy Spike

The environment, green economy, and job creation goes from “eco-chic” to everyman.

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February 1, 2009

Cole Case

Timothy Cole finally gets his day in court, but doesn′t live to see his name cleared of a crime he didn′t commit.