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GOOD Ideas for Cities: Supporting Food Truck Culture In New Orleans

Vendors and creatives have devised a plan to combat and alter the archaic laws suppressing the growth of the food truck community in New Orleans.

In recent years, New Orleans has become an urban incubator for creative ideas, drawing artists and entrepreneurs together to help guide the city towards a positive future. This meeting-of-the-minds atmosphere has revealed a simple truth about the city: New Orleans has a lot of archaic laws in dire need of a modern overhaul.

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Why Denver Is a Model for Education in America

DSST Public Schools CEO Bill Kurtz shares what's working between charters and public schools in his town.

One of the central questions facing the education reform movement is the relationship between the growing number of urban charter schools and the large school districts that oversee public education in those same cities. This is a question that dates back to the beginning of the charter movement and one of its early supporters, Albert Shanker.

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83 Percent of Americans Want Clean Energy Legislation

A new Gallup poll suggests that more Americans agree on a bill that supports solar and other "alternative" energy sources than any other policy idea.

Last week I wrote about a poll that revealed widespread support across all party lines for strong EPA. Somehow I missed this remarkable Gallup poll, which found that creating incentives for solar and other "alternative" energy sources was the top legislative priority for Americans.

The poll offered a list of actions that Congress could take—from incentivizing clean energy to passing gun control to overhauling the tax code—and asked whether participants favored or opposed the actions. Here are the eye-opening results:

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