Features by Blake Farmer
Posted In: UAW, Volkswagen, Nissan
The UAW is trying to organize workers in the South, where auto jobs are growing.
Posted In: Agassi, charter schools, philanthropy
Former tennis star Andre Agassi has spent the last few years building schools. Recently, he has stopped doing it out of pure generosity.
Posted In: coding, teachers
Teachers learn to code on the fly as more districts incorporate digital requirements.
Posted In: Nashville, ETFs
Having a single share is like buying stock in all of Nashville's public companies.
Posted In: Volkswagen, cars, vocational training, labor
In Germany, more than half of high school graduates go into vocational programs.
Posted In: chicken, beef, pork
With beef and pork prices rising, many restaurants push chicken dishes.
Posted In: tennessee, South, factories
Why one resident of Lincoln County, Tenn. says: "We're lucky, I guess."
Posted In: Education, charter schools
One knock on charter schools is the lack of diversity -- filled with either all minority and low-income students, or mostly affluent students. Some charter schools see a benefit to pulling students from both sides of the tracks.
Posted In: Amazon, Wal-Mart, profits
Amazon is looking to grow and dominate, and is willing to sink billions into risky ventures like its streaming video service.
Posted In: tennessee, high school. college attendance
In parts of Tennessee, about one third of working-age residents have a college degree. In a few counties, the rate drops to fewer than one in 10.