Meredith Rutland Bauer

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When a Red State Mayor Goes Green

Mayor Stephen Benjamin hopes to convert Columbia, South Carolina, to 100-percent clean energy.


In Pricey Silicon Valley, Teachers Scramble for Housing

Thanks to astronomical housing prices, some are bunking with their parents or crashing on their friends’ couches.

Boone County Schools

Those Who Teach, Learn

In a Kentucky suburb, student teachers are embedded in a public elementary school, helping them bond with kids and get real-time feedback while lightening the load for veteran teachers.