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Veterans to Farmers program
LAKEWOOD, CO - APRIL 30: Evan Premer, a graduate of the Veterans to Farmers program, owns Aero Farm Co. in Lakewood with his mother, Ester Premer, April 30, 2014. They serves farm-to-table restaurants with fresh greens, grown in hydroponic towers. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images) RJ Sangosti—Denver Post via Getty Images

Five Best Ideas of the Day: February 24

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1. For some returning from war, a ‘G.I. bill for farming’ eases the transition home.

By Abby Wendle at Harvest Public Media

2. In Egypt, a class project to fight sexual harassment has grown into a campus-wide movement encouraging women to “Speak Up.”

By Ahmed Fouad in Al-Monitor

3. Your kid’s school is missing the tech revolution, and it’s all your fault.

By Jason Tanz in Wired

4. Community courts focus on rehabilitation and compassion for non-violent offenders.

By Henry Gass in the Christian Science Monitor

5. A new ‘Uber for packages’ service is partnering with Waffle House to build a network of delivery points around the south.

By Amar Toor in the Verge

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