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Winner Announced: GOOD's Hospital Hand-Washing Challenge

We asked GOOD readers for ideas about how best to get doctors and nurses to regularly wash their hands. See the winning entry inside.


Last month we asked the GOOD community to come up with a better way to remind doctors and nurses to wash their hands. Health professionals are woefully forgetful when it comes to scrubbing up before working with patients, and their absentmindedness can lead to deadly infections for patients.

After combing through the many, many entries, we've decided to name Taylor Baldry the winner. Baldry gave us six solutions to choose from, each of which was inventive and wonderfully sketched. You can also see more of Taylor's work on his blog, Project Centaur.

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Broke L.A. Schools Are Giving Teachers a Half Day to Protest

In an unprecedented move, LAUSD is working with the local teachers union to make a protest of education cuts happen.

Just how bad is California's education budget crisis? In an unprecedented move, the Los Angeles Unified School District plans to dismiss students early on Friday, May 13 so that teachers and other school staff can protest proposed cuts to education. In fact, the nation's second largest school district is in such a financial crisis that they're actually working with the local teacher's union, UTLA, to make the protest happen—a very rare thing.

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