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Coleson McCoy watches Heather Milliron work on a project in advanced physical science at the Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield, Ohio. The city, which lost jobs as factories closed, is trying to boost local incomes with education. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Candidates Want To Raise The Economic Tide To Lift Opportunity, But How?

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Students leave school at the end of the day at the Global Impact STEM Academy. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

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Kids bike on Selma Road in Springfield, Ohio. "Springfield is a rather typical small city that has grown poorer over the years," former mayor Roger Baker says. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

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Darren Holly steers coils of steel through Pentaflex, a manufacturer of parts for heavy trucks, in Springfield, Ohio. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Factories have been closing in southwest Ohio for years. This Delphi factory in Dayton shut down in 2006. Economists say that to a large degree, the decline in middle incomes reflects the loss of factory jobs. J.D. Pooley/Getty Images hide caption

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Sparks fly as Dan Hensley pours liquid iron (at 2575 degrees Farenheit) into the mold for a piano plate destined for Steinway pianos, at O.S. Kelly foundry in Springfield, Ohio. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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In The Heat Of The Foundry, Steinway Piano 'Hearts' Are Made

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