Operation Peter Pan brought 14,000 children to the U.S. after the Cuban Revolution. Families hoped to be reunited quickly, but geopolitics intervened.
Before the era of fossil fuels, buildings had to heat and cool themselves. Today, thoughtful design can help buildings do it again.
Aquaculture is often hailed as the future of food production. But for many residents of Belfast, Maine, large-scale fish farming reeks of Big Ag.
A year of teacher walkouts in the US has been forcing communities to face school underfunding and low pay. But some school districts are offering housing to attract and retain new teachers.
An increase in Latino teens taking and passing Advanced Placement tests is drawing attention to the schools seeing success. At one in Texas, the focus on self-cultivation could offer a model for educators elsewhere.
Great teachers can make a lifelong impression and inspire learning across disciplines. Wings of America coaches seek to help kids overcome stereotypes with stories of Native American athleticism and advocacy.
Residents of New England's former mill towns often feel left behind after manufacturers leave town. But in Lawrence, Mass., locals have refused to let abandoned buildings and polluted landscapes define their future.
Few Americans think much about where their food comes from, let alone the dirt it grows in. But in the US Midwest and Plains some farmers are looking to the soil to improve their crops and protect the environment.
Visitors to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M., can experiment with the scientific principles behind hot-air ballooning.
Schools in some US border towns have long enrolled Mexican-American students living on the other side. This humanitarian policy reveals complexities often missed in the national debate on immigration.
River communities often struggle to keep surging floodwaters from destroying property. In Davenport, Iowa, however, residents have instead learned to live with the ebbs and flows of the Mississippi.
Student activism is growing, but it's not happening in a vacuum. Young people say that to make lasting changes, they have to speak with a united voice.
The push to find productive outlets for political dissatisfaction has spread to the environmentally inclined. Frustrated by the politicization of environmental policy, citizen scientists are taking action.
The tale of Wyoming’s greater sage-grouse is a rare one of collaboration between conservation and energy interests. A recent push from the US Interior Department threatens to upset that delicate balance.
Recent research suggests that all children benefit from exposure to educators who represent a variety of races. Efforts are being made to increase the number of teachers of color, particularly those who are men.
The 2017 NAEP scores were released this week, and with them came more analysis about the state of US education. Some critics suggest that more needs to be done to dispel the idea that 'proficient' means 'on grade level'.
Companies like Uber and Lyft promised to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. But in many cities, it may be having the opposite effect. Is there an environmentally sustainable way forward for ride-hailing apps?
Florida leads the way in civics education, thanks to a realization that its citizens were inadequately informed. Other states are considering changes as well, at a time when student involvement in current events is on the rise.
In the past 15 years, invasive emerald ash borers have killed tens of millions of trees in 31 US states. What options do communities have to combat this voracious beetle?
The nation's third-largest school system has raised graduation rates by more than 20 percentage points, and its 3rd through 8th graders are learning faster than others in the country. But budget concerns make the celebration a measured one.
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