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.
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.
Teachers and students in a bankrupt California city, determined to make progress
What it takes to get from the desert to college
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.
How Fresno prepares the kids in the middle
A California school prepares its students for success.
In Columbus, Ohio, an innovative school has patched together state funds, work study, and grants to give at-risk kids a high-quality education.
High-school science projects from Mississippi
The origins of this weekend's holiday, linking Mississippi and The Atlantic
"MSMS is often referred to as the most diverse square mile in the state of Mississippi, alluding to academic interests, ethnicities, belief systems, aspirations, and much more," a high school senior writes. "It's true."
“I am so happy to be here. I have so many opportunities. I am so fortunate.”
"It's not a black thing. It's not a white thing. It's an American thing."
"A lot of problem-solving skills grow out of the experience of doing things rather than thinking about things."
Training students for jobs that are less likely to be outsourced, de-skilled, or stuck at minimum wage.
A school that is famous for football is notable in an entirely different way.