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Weekly Must Reads: July 6 to 10

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



The increasing sophistication of edtech is not enough on its own to transform the future of education. EdSurge discusses how the physical design of schools will also play a key role in the future of learning. [Keep Reading]


The Washington Post covers the White House’s most recent project to provide solar power for more Americans in the continuing wave of commitment to transition to renewables. [Keep Reading]

Wind energy provides 5 percent of the United States energy production, but still needs to overcome massive problems. TechRepublic looks at the road blocks to wind integration today, what is being done to solve it, and the future of the industry. [Keep Reading]


After a record-breaking year for digital health funding in 2014, the market is on pace to repeat in 2015. Read the article and report here, via RockHealth. [Keep Reading]


POLITICO explores why members of Obama administration and campaigns continue to move out to San Francisco after ending their political careers. [Keep Reading]

The Netherlands might not be a city, but the country of 17 million that is only half the size of South Carolina contains some of the most innovating urban centers in the world, via TechCrunch. [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…