AZCIR Awarded $5,000 Data Project Grant from IRE, Google

Part of our mission at the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting is to bring transparency to our public officials through accountability reporting. At times, it can be a daunting task to collect, analyze and... Read more »

A ‘pause’ on in-person K-12 teaching until at least Labor Day

Amid an increase in COVID-19 cases in New Mexico and region-wide that hit a record-high for single-day cases in New Mexico Thursday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that schools will not begin... Read more »

NYC Schools Can Hold Classes Outside This Fall, And Chancellor Suggests Well-Funded PTAs Could Help Pay for It

With just over two weeks before school buildings are set to reopen, New York City is encouraging principals to find outdoor learning space in nearby parks and streets, an idea that Mayor... Read more »

COVID + Influenza: éste es un buen año para vacunarse, aconsejan expertos

La temporada de influenza se verá diferente este año, ya que los Estados Unidos se enfrentan a una pandemia de coronavirus que ya ha matado a más de 176.000 personas. Muchos estadounidenses... Read more »

Rising drug costs keep Mississippians from necessary mental health treatment

Magdalin Fulce used to take three different prescription medications for anxiety and depression. She doesn’t take any now, not because she doesn’t need it, but because she can’t afford it. Fulce, 24,... Read more »

The emotional toll of COVID-19 among early childhood educators

Despite school closures (re)occurring around the world as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19, early childhood education and care (ECEC) providers in Australia have been encouraged to keep their doors open since... Read more »

Arizona doctors not signing death certificates for weeks, bodies left in morgues

(The Center Square) – Two Arizona-based funeral home directors say doctors at some of the state’s largest hospital systems are waiting weeks to sign off on death certificates during the pandemic, leaving... Read more »

Texas education officials consider changing state’s sex education policy for first time in 23 years

For the first time since 1997, Texas education officials will consider a new statewide sexual education policy, and it could include teaching middle schoolers about birth control options beyond abstinence. That proposed revision to... Read more »

Governing with moxie: How Michelle Lujan Grisham got on Joe Biden’s shortlist

When Michelle Lujan Grisham was a representative in Congress, she often shared a commute with Beto O’Rourke. They met up on connecting flights to D.C., sometimes in the Dallas airport, sometimes in... Read more »

GI Program to Educate Veterans Fails Accountability Test

By Meg Wagner, Anthony Cave and Hannah Winston, News21 The Post-9/11 GI Bill has paid for nearly 1 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to go to school at a cost... Read more »