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How Vocational Education Got a 21st Century Reboot

With schools across 10 states, the P-TECH program prepares its students for good jobs that corporations pay well for.

Read the story at POLITICO Magazine.

More of my education coverage:

How Kalamazoo Is Fine-Tuning Its Groundbreaking Free College Program: Scholarship money doesn’t remove all the barriers to getting a postsecondary degree.

How Minneapolis Freed Itself from the Stranglehold of Single-Family Homes

Desperate to build more housing, the city just rewrote its decades-old zoning rules.

Read the article at POLITICO Magazine.

The new life of a dying mall


A theater next to Sears? Art class across from Aeropostale? When a mall declines, new experiences take over abandoned spaces.

Read the story at Experience Magazine.

Has Seattle Found the Solution to Driving Alone to Work?

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How a fast-growing city has invested heavily in mass transit alternatives to keep a lid on gridlock.

Read the story at POLITICO Magazine.

More of my transportation coverage:

New York Experiments with a ‘Holy Grail’ to End Gridlock   The first American city is about to try congestion pricing. Will it be a miracle or meh?

This Republican Is Running Against Donald Trump. Is Anybody Listening?

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Bill Weld thinks GOP voters should bail on the president. So why is he making his case to independents?

Read the story at POLITICO Magazine.

 

‘The President himself may be guilty’: Why pardons were hotly debated by the Founding Fathers

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The Mueller report raised the issue the Constitution’s framers feared in 1787: Abuse of presidential power

Read the story at the Washington Post.

 

The Forgotten Story of the American Troops Who Got Caught Up in the Russian Civil War

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Even after the armistice was signed ending World War I, the doughboys clashed with Russian forces 100 years ago.

Read the story at SmithsonianMag.com.