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In Palm Springs California, the local newspaper took a monthlong break from national politics, publishing only local and state-oriented columns and letters to the editor on its opinion page. Convinced that nationalizing news and opinion consumption increases polarization, a team of researchers wrote a book about the experiment.
Reading and math scores for school children declined during the pandemic. This year’s All-America City Award recipients showed how public housing and affordable housing programs can be used as platforms for improving early school success and accelerating equitable learning recovery.
For the past seven years, the RWJF-National Civic League Health Equity award has cast a spotlight on people who are leveraging engagement to improve health outcomes for those most impacted by health disparities.
Whether it is providing housing for less affluent residents or making a meaningful effort to fight climate change, most of the toughest challenges facing our communities cannot be addressed unless localities work across jurisdictional lines.
National Civic Review (Print ISSN 0027-9013, Online ISSN1542-7811) is published quarterly by the National Civic League, Copyright © 2022 National Civic League.