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.
- Joel Kotkin, editor of Newgeography.com, talks to PBS about his new book, “The Next Hundred Million.”