A bill to tighten federal funding available to for-profit colleges was quashed in a committee headed by a congressman who gets more campaign funds from the University of Phoenix’s parent company than any other member of Congress.
CIR teamed up with sophomores at San Leandro High School in California to teach elementary school students about healthy eating by playing "Hairnet Hero" and participating in nutrition-related workshops.
The Center for Investigative Reporting began its probe by studying official findings from accidents and annual reports the Coast Guard issues on its safety and fatality trends. But instead of relying on the graphs and charts that officials elected to include in those reports, CIR sought the raw data behind them.
Between 2000 and 2013, the Coast Guard witnessed dramatic spikes in accidents causing death, injury and equipment damage. Data reveal lapses in judgment and missed opportunities to strengthen safety standards and protect crew members and civilians.
Substandard for-profit schools in California get millions in GI Bill funds, with the most going to the University of Phoenix, San Diego. But some veterans say they are left with worthless degrees and few job prospects.
The California State Auditor blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding numerous illegal surgeries and violations of the state’s informed consent law.
Richmond, California, commissioned inspections of its five public housing complexes following CIR's investigation. Here's an interactive look at the mice, rats and mold that inspectors found inside the city's worst complex, Hacienda.