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Why Students With Disabilities Are Punished More

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1. Find out why schools still disproportionately suspend and punish special-needs kids.

By Katherine Reynolds Lewis in the Atlantic

2. Despite the sharing economy buzz, the number of self-employed Americans is going down.

By Josh Zumbrun and Anna Louie Sussman in the Wall Street Journal

3. Antibiotic resistant bacteria just got worse.

By Rachael Rettner and LiveScience

4. Even states that lost President Obama’s ‘Race to the Top’ enacted education reforms.

By William G. Howell in EducationNext

5. Is domestication the last option for the world’s rhinos?

By Carly Nairn in Guernica Magazine

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How Using Data Could Stop Deadly Police Encounters

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1. Can police use data to prevent deadly encounters?

By Larry Greenemeier in Scientific American

2. Malaria kills half a million people every year. A first-ever vaccine is one step closer to reality.

By Alexandra Sifferlin in Time

3. NASA has discovered an older Earth-like planet. Can it tell us our future?

By Sarah Fecht in Popular Science

4. You can help verify the code that runs our nation’s defense — by playing these browser games.

By Paul Rubens at the BBC

5. Is it time to say goodbye to tipping?

By Twilight Greenaway in Civil Eats

 

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How Marijuana Can Help Mend Broken Bones

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1. Can marijuana help broken bones heal?

By Judah Ari Gross in the Times of Israel

2. Parking spaces make it harder to build affordable housing.

By Joseph Stromberg in Vox

3. A decade ago, the west didn’t take a similar deal with Iran, and paid with a decade of regional chaos.

By Gareth Evans at Project Syndicate

4. Want better police relations with the community? Let teenagers train the cops.

By Brentin Mock in CityLab

5. Could today’s militias dividing Iraq and Syria become the peacekeepers of a future truce?

By Barbara F. Walter in Political Violence at a Glance

 

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How Damaged Brains Can Learn From Healthy Ones

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1. Could damaged brains learn to heal from healthy ones?

By Brian Handwerk at Smithsonian Magazine

2. From VOA to Radio Free Europe, the U.S. needs a single news voice abroad.

By Al Pessin at Defense One

3. Here’s how the dwindling teacher supply is complicating education reform.

By Paul Bruno in the Brown Center Chalkboard at the Brookings Institution

4. The mobile web sucks.

By Nilay Patel in the Verge

5. What’s better than a clinical trial for understanding drug side effects?

By Aviva Rutkin in New Scientist

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Releasing Drug Offenders Won’t End Mass Incarceration

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1. Releasing drug offenders won’t end mass incarceration.

By Oliver Roeder at FiveThirtyEight

2. Here’s the real solution to Greece’s woes. (Hint: It’s not crushing austerity measures.)

By James Surowiecki in the New Yorker

3. The “entrepreneur gene” is a myth.

By Aimee Groth in Quartz

4. To protect the brain health of our children, tackle poverty.

By Joan L. Luby in JAMA Pediatrics

5. Stop obsessing over why people become terrorists.

By Isabel Larroca in the Wilson Quarterly

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How Privatizing Marriage Would Be Disastrous

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1. Why privatizing marriage would be a disaster.

By Shikha Dalmia in the Week

2. Is the United States working on a new nuclear weapon?

By Oliver Lazarus in the Takeaway

3. Why America’s workforce is shrinking and Europe’s isn’t.

By Tami Luhby in CNN Money

4. The Pentagon is courting Silicon Valley and leaving traditional defense contractors behind.

By Leigh Munsil and Philip Ewing in Politico

5. New drugs for Alzheimer’s could treat Parkinson’s and other brain diseases.

By Jon Hamilton at NPR

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How 3D-Printing Gave One Girl a New Lease on Life

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1. Doctors in China 3D-printed a new skull for a little girl.

By Lizette Borreli in Medical Daily

2. Learn the secret behind this low-income high school’s 100% graduation rate for black men.

By Meredith Kolodner at Hechinger Report

3. Your phone can tell whether you’re depressed.

By Mandy Oaklander in Time

4. Find out how repealing a century-old protectionist law could save Puerto Rico.

By Patrick Holland in E21

5. Iran deal or no deal, it’s time for Arab governments to take charge in the region.

By Tamara Cofman Wittes in Lawfare

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Don’t Let Ukraine Become the Next Greece

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

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1. Don’t let Ukraine become the next Greece.

By Philip Zelikow in RealClearPolitics

2. The Web that could spark revolutions and free people is dying.

By Hossein Derakhshan in Matter

3. Fracking produces millions of gallons of polluted water every day. One company figured out how to clean it.

By Rob Matheson at the MIT News Office

4. Find out why one school district is buying body cameras — for principals.

By Mackenzie Ryan in the Des Moines Register

5. Listen to what women say, not how they say it.

By Ann Friedman in the Cut

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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How Student Loans Make College More Expensive

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

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1. Cheap student loans are helping colleges boost tuition costs. Find out how.

By Bob Sullivan in Money

2. Americans are living longer. That’s not a good thing.

By Michael Grunwald in Politico

3. Subject to whim and shrouded in mystery, America’s prison parole system must be reformed.

By Beth Schwartzapfel in the Marshall Project

4. This needle-free Ebola vaccine could change everything.

By Anna Almendrala in the Huffington Post

5. Food powder from expired produce could feed the world’s hungry.

By Kathleen Wong in Mashable

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How One Video Game Cut Down Online Harassment

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1. See how the world’s most popular video game slashed online harassment 40 percent.

By Jack Smith IV in Mic

2. Bananas are doomed. Can we genetically modify their salvation?

By Mark Hay in Good

3. One Baltimore spot is marking Restaurant Week by closing to the public and feeding the homeless instead.

By Vicky Gan in CityLab

4. Unglamorous peacebuilding — not military might — is the only way to beat ISIS.

By David Alpher at George Mason University

5. Find out how activist investors are shorting America’s future to make big profits now.

By William Budinger in Democracy Journal

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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