Here’s an assortment of articles and videos on education, workforce development, and economic issues:
USA Today has a fascinating look at two cities in very different economic situations — Merced, Calif., and Lincoln, Neb. Merced has the second-highest unemployment rate (19.8%) in the nation; Lincoln has the second-lowest rate (4.1%).
Inside Higher Ed has this story on the rise of 2-year honors program at community colleges — and this story on how more community colleges students are being wooed by private colleges.
The New York Times‘ Freakonomics blog has an interesting piece on apple vendors during the Great Depression.