The people, organizations, and ideas reshaping the country. A journey piloted by James Fallows with Deborah Fallows.
“We’re a port of entry 1,000 miles from the border.”
Western Kansas, where Deb and I have spent time over the past month, is the heart of Trump Nation in…
A high school in the famed Kansas town is embracing its rapidly changing demographics.
Over the years my wife Deb and I have frequently mentioned the remarkable Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. You…
Over the past two years my wife Deb and I have reported frequently on the remarkable Mississippi School for Mathematics…
A South Carolina public school gives tech-savvy students a sense of humanity.
Inspiring young writers connect with their literary legacy
Mississippi schools come in #49 in many national rankings. Read these essays and poems by high school students from Columbus, Mississippi. Then tell the folks who make up the rankings that they need a different algorithm.
A charter school in Oregon encourages students to shape their own learning.
When the lumber industry left, the region bet its future on technology—even though it lacked a research university.
The Los Angeles Times has a big, new demonstration of how bad things have gotten in the city of San Bernardino. Here’s a look at people doing their best, despite those odds.
Teachers and students in a bankrupt California city, determined to make progress
“I don’t just sit around. I don’t sleep much. That’s what I do. I do stuff.” The story of a man determined to do something for his town.
Thinking through the consequences of the proliferation of powerful tools and technologies
New technologies like 3-D printers and laser cutters have boosted entrepreneurial activity in American communities.
An exaggerated version of a college town, it's the perfect setting for an unusually participatory conference.
What it takes to get from the desert to college
An annual meeting brings speakers from around the world together with students and local residents, in intimate settings.
An elementary school of and for the urban community
Public schools often end up concentrating on students with obvious promise at the very top, and with obvious problems at the bottom. Here is one designed to foster opportunities for everyone else.