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  • Smart metros: Charlotte and North Carolina

    Charlotte's metro has one of the fastest-growing college-educated populations in the U.S. Where exactly do the educated live in Charlotte? As people with college degrees cluster in metros, what does that mean for rural areas? (Graphic: John Chesser)
  • Average annual household carbon footprint by ZIP code. Source: UC Berkeley CoolClimate Network, (2013).*

    How green is your ZIP code? Charlotte's carbon footprint

    Charlotte's carbon footprint is dwarfed by other metro centers like Washington and Atlanta, but within the Charlotte region some areas produce much more carbon than others. Interactive maps from UC Berkeley now let you see the differences by ZIP code. (Graphic: UC Berkeley CoolClimate Network)
  • Building a framework for out-of-school time

    The Larry King Center of Council for Children’s Rights recently released a new study on out-of-school time.  This report, Expanding Learning: Building a Framework for Out-of-School Time, presents best practice research as well as the landscape of local out-of-school time programs. 
  • Recession in Charlotte, Sun Belt: more people, more poverty

    Population growth in Charlotte has always come with plenty of costs, but rising incomes and prosperity were part of the expected returns. Yet during the recent economic downturn, as population growth continued, economic growth sputtered. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)