Good News Friday

  • When the University of Michigan made a minor change to how it talks about financial aid, enrollment among kids from low-income families surged. Reasons to be Cheerful.
  • A new bipartisan act aims to make America get along. Reasons to be Cheerful.
  • New Mexico to offer a year of free childcare to most residents. The Washington Post.
  • Reading and math skills have improved for students since the 90s. The New York Times.
  • Researchers build a portable desalination unit that generates clear, clean drinking water without the need for filters or high-pressure pumps. MIT News.
  • Dartford warbler is welcomed back from near-extinction. The Guardian.
  • Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions fall to lowest on record. Al Jazeera.
  • Plastic-eating enzyme could eliminate billions of tons of landfill waste. UT News.
  • The global decline of polio. Our World in Data.
  • US pediatricians’ group moves to abandon race-based guidance. AP News.

For more good news, check out The Progress Network, and Future Crunch.

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