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When it Comes to Jobs, the Real Story is Education, Occupation, and Geography

The burden of unemployment has been felt hardest on those in working-class factory, construction, and low-wage service jobs.

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A New Model for Green Schools

A school in Portland, Oregon, is housed in a super-green building. And that's just the beginning.

Was Hurricane Katrina Good for New Orleans's Schools?

Mayor Mitch Landrieu makes the case.

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How to Fix the Juvenile Justice System

City kids are disproportionately jailed in facilities that don't meet their needs. Here's what can be done.

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What's Your 'Mobility Biography'?

Major turning points in life are linked with shifts in car ownership and transit use, a new paper argues.

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The High School Curriculum Every Urban Planner Wishes They'd Had

A Bronx private school uses the city to unite and apply the variety of subjects taught in class.

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These Cities Buy More Books Than Your City

But are they really smarter than your city?

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Urban Sustainability's Missing Ingredient? Education

The best way to make cities greener might be teaching residents what that actually means.

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Best U.S. Metros for Women's Well-Being

Large U.S. cities offer high quality of life for women, according to the Social Science Research Council.

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What's Missing From Universities' Sustainability Push

Lessons on environmentalism should be worked into course offerings, not just infrastructure.

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Hold on Tom Friedman … Resource-Rich Places Can Be Smart, Too

What the New York Times columnist got wrong in his recent look at the relationship between natural resources and knowledge-based development.

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Literacy and the Wealth of Cities

The list of America's Most Literate Cities suggests there's little relationship between literacy and economic development. Our analysis suggests otherwise.

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American Schools Are Failing Miserably at Science Education

The majority of U.S. states have "mediocre to awful" standards in science, according to a brutal new scorecard.

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Targeting an Achievement Gap in One of the Country's Most Educated Metros

King County, Wash., takes aim at cultivating local talent for its growing economy

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For These Baltimore Students, It's D.I.Y. School Building

One crumbling structure becomes a lesson in urban design for students

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Winner of the Day: Buffalo

The city received the top score in a federal school funding challenge

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Where the World's Best Universities Are

Despite a flagging economy and supposedly waning global influence, America still comes out on top

Number of the Day: $2 Million

That's how much the United Nations will spend on a "zero emission school" in Gaza

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Buffalo's Decrepit Train Station Becomes the City's Newest Classroom

The city is turning the station's front yard into a center for ecology and sustainable development