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Street design preventing violence, low-income kids’ success in wealthy schools, circular economy for trees

Street design preventing violence, low-income kids’ success in wealthy schools, circular economy for trees

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we look at simple changes in neighbourhoods that help prevent crime, an unlikely initiative that gave new opportunities to French kids from disadvantaged backgrounds, and the urban businesses that use old trees to make new furniture – and plant more trees.

New scheme to improve literacy, education for students in detention, renewable energy in tribal nations

New scheme to improve literacy, education for students in detention, renewable energy in tribal nations

In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we take a look at a new teaching approach that makes learning to read easier for children, the amazing impact teachers can have on teenagers held in detention, and how renewables have been a force for long-lasting change in indigenous communities.