An expanding pool of alternative teacher training programs is capitalizing on the belief that the more experience an aspiring teacher has in a classroom, the better. Yet experts acknowledge that little is known about which strategies actually work best.
Two branches of the U.S. military are grappling with allegations of sexual misconduct against leaders of their sexual assault prevention programs, while the Pentagon released a survey that estimates that 26,000 women and men in the military were sexually assaulted in 2012.
California’s Assembly Democrats pumped $5.8 million into 2012 campaigns targeted by Speaker John A. Pérez, a CIR data analysis shows. Pérez often gave the biggest fundraisers leadership posts and seats on powerful "juice committees."
When they needed political money – to make donations urged by Speaker John A. Pérez and to pay for their 2012 campaigns – Democrats in the California Assembly turned to interest groups with a big stake in state government decisions, a Center for Investigative Reporting analysis shows.
When Speaker John A. Pérez asked Democrats in the California Assembly to make political donations, how did lawmakers respond? For this report on campaign finance dynamics during the 2012 state election, the Center for Investigative Reporting compiled Democratic lawmakers’ donations and analyzed them in the context of Pérez’s legislative appointments.
There is nothing to prevent sex offenders and others with criminal records from becoming alcohol and drug counselors in California, even though such roles give them direct contact with people, including teens, at their most vulnerable.
The Center for Investigative Reporting has launched a new application programming interface for the data we’ve gathered on the Department of Veterans Affairs' benefits claims backlog. We would love to see developers and data analysts explore new ways to visualize and localize the information.