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Posts from January 2015

Closing the Math Gap for Boys

by David L. Kirp

At Edwin G. Foreman High School on Thursday, Avery Huberts watched as Christophir Rangel and Iann Trigveros worked on a math problem. On a recent afternoon, the banter of boisterous adolescents at Edwin G. Foreman High School, in a poor, racially and ethnically mixed Chicago neighborhood, echoed off the corridor … More

Using Technology to Balance the Scales of Justice

Hiraa Khan (MPP ‘13) discusses the launch of CrowdDefend, a crowdfunding website dedicated to balancing the scales of justice.

Using Technology to Balance the Scales of Justice

Tell us a little bit about CrowdDefend - what is its main platform and what goals is it ultimately trying to achieve? CrowdDefend is a crowdfunding platform exclusively for the legal space. Our mission is to help expand access to justice for individuals, organizations, and businesses that can’t otherwise af… More

Falling Through the Cracks

How overlapping responsibilities among many agencies contributes to the poor living conditions of garment workers in Gurgaon, India.

by Anshuman Tiwari A Gurgaon rickshaw driver. To visit Kapashera you must leave the rickshaw behind. Photo: flickr.com/pastalane. Creative Commons, non-commercial. India’s new government in Delhi has promised to create more jobs and tackle urban chaos. Yet a stone’s throw away from where decisions … More

Five Questions with Saru Jayaraman of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

by Michael Halper

Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington University, is hosting the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit in Washington D.C. on January 21-22, 2015. This two-day event will feature more than 75 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, governme… More