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Transforming Akron's Public Schools

Transforming Akron's Public Schools

Can stronger schools help a city grappling with an identity crisis get residents to put down roots? In Akron, Ohio, another transformation, driven not by celebrity philanthropy but by local partnerships, is sweeping through the school system.

Beyond the Big Yellow Bus

Beyond the Big Yellow Bus

Parents must make a series of trade-offs when choosing schools for their children and figuring out how to get them there.

Education in Complexity

Education in Complexity

The only way to successfully improve complex systems is incrementally. Investing tens of millions all at once every 25 to 30 years is a recipe for making a lot of big mistakes.

Why Walking is Worth the Effort for Me

Why Walking is Worth the Effort for Me

Picking my son up from school in a car would undoubtedly be quicker with less effort on my part. But the benefits of walking outnumber the challenges.

Is this new high school really an upgrade?

Is this new high school really an upgrade?

A new high school is heralded as a model of innovation, but it's part of a depressing trend in modern school planning: isolated facilities on the unwalkable fringe.

Do we really care about children?

Do we really care about children?

As a society, we are zealous when it comes to the safety of children. And rightfully so. Still, for some reason we find it perfectly acceptable to routinely include them in the most dangerous activity of American life: riding in a car.