This early-education approach has cities everywhere talking

Ten years after Providence, R.I., won the first Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge with a new approach at early-childhood learning, today more than 100 communities have adopted the idea—engaging more than 60,000 children, parents, and teachers. Here's how one of those communities, Birmingham, Ala., is building on Providence's pioneering work and placing a big bet on its own groundbreaking enterprise, Birmingham Talks.