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Problem Solving Must-Read: Stop Teaching Algebra?

Plus: Seeing refugees as assets and voting with cigarette butts

Problem Solving Must-Read: Stop Teaching Algebra?

Plus: Seeing refugees as assets and voting with cigarette butts

Here at The Citizen, we do problem-solving journalism, looking for ideas and solutions to move the region forward and make a better city. Here are some other great ideas for solving the world’s problems, from media outlets around the globe:

Down With Algebra II!

It drives dropout rates and is mostly useless in real life. Andrew Hacker has a plan for getting rid of it.

From Slate

4 Innovations That Could Turn Refugees From Burdens Into Assets—And Save Lives

The Refugee Studies Center's Alexander Betts thinks that simple changes—such as giving refugees travel documents and matching their jobs with the needs of host countries—could change how we solve the crisis.

From Co.Exist

Boston's Neat Streets initiative aims to keep cigarette butts off the ground

Instead of scolding smokers for flicking their smoldering cigarettes onto the street, Boston officials are turning the act of discarding the unsightly butts into a game.

From Boston Globe

 


 

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