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Weekly Best Reads: July 13 to 17

Here’s your window into the news that powered our thoughts at 1776 this week. Catch up on some of the best links from around the web!

Education | Energy | Health | Cities


While edtech investment booms in Europe and the United States, the spike in Latin America can’t be ignored, via TechCrunch. [Keep Reading]


Despite innovation-driven cost reduction in renewable energy, there are three things we could be doing better, via Forbes. [Keep Reading]

The News & Observer highlights Amazon’s announcement of large wind project in NC, continuing the trend of major companies looking to offset their energy usage with renewables [Keep Reading]


The White House is looking for innovations in elderly care to drive down the cost of an aging America. Wired has the story. [Keep Reading]


Diversity is a struggle across the tech industry. Washington Post highlights how major companies in silicon valley have failed to incorporate a diverse workforce, and what is being done to combat this trend. [Keep Reading]

What are your thoughts? Anything we missed? What should we read as we head into the weekend? Tweet your suggestions to @1776 using the hashtag #mustreads!

Chase Johnson

Chase Johnson

Chase is senior at Colgate University majoring in History and minoring in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. A passion for researching and writing, as well as the newest innovations changing…