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Although only 7% of students go to charter schools, @TeachForAmerica sent almost 40% of its 6,736 teachers to them in 2018 — up from 34% in 2015 and 13% in 2008. https://propub.li/2RoKgH3
This is a receipt for a $1k bar tab from one of Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago.The White House ended up paying the club — with taxpayer money. Anyone spot a conflict of interest? (w/WNYC) https://propub.li/2MXyi8S
Let's remember the time one of our reporters was offered the opportunity to get a "top doctor" award — for a nominal fee, of course. They even sent a plaque. https://propub.li/2MW279J
Learn how to use all the @propublica databases and tools to keep track of: 🏛What your reps are doing/saying ⚖️ Legislation on issues that matter to you 💰Who’s funding your reps 🇺🇸All the ways you can make your voice heard It’s easy — we promise: https://propub.li/2RoHxxl
RT @charlesornstein: NEW: More Instances of Fraud and Mismanagement Over New Jersey Tax Incentives Surface in New Report https://t.co/TGlgm…
Over a period of eight months in 2017 and 2018, five murders had links to a violent neo-Nazi group. Here's what has happened in the cases since FRONTLINE & @propublica's "Documenting Hate: New American Nazis" first aired. https://to.pbs.org/2Rk65Yo
RT @DanLGolden: Read Annie Waldman's fascinating story about Teach For America's donor-driven mission creep. Founded to alleviate teacher s…
RT @gingerthomp1: A national Murrow Award for excellence in sound on the anniversary of the day we published this audio of the voices of ch…
"What @aldotcom’s @ConnorASheets reported this week – working in partnership with @propublica – was shocking and maddening and way beyond hazing. It ought to be criminal." — @reckonalabama opinion columnist @JohnArchibald https://twitter.com/JohnArchibald/status/1140225947553189888
The Radio Television Digital News Association has named ProPublica the winner of two Edward R. Murrow Awards. The national competition, among the most prestigious in journalism, recognizes outstanding achievement in broadcast and digital news. https://propub.li/2WNHVeS
RT @ericuman: Teach for America's org mission: alleviate teacher shortages in traditional public schools. Teach for America's reality now:…
RT @AnnieWaldman: My latest: The billionaire Waltons, Walmart heirs and staunch supporters of school choice, were paying Teach For America…
RT @NancySolomon2: SMOKING GUN: emails that show companies tied to George Norcross faked the threat to move out of state. That maximized t…
A hospital connected to New Jersey political boss George E. Norcross III lied to win state tax breaks, a new special task force report says. The report details several other new pieces of evidence of Norcross’ influence over the tax incentive program. https://propub.li/2XV9lfn
"How Teach for America Evolved Into an Arm of the Charter School Movement" -- and escalated the right wing's war on public education. Fine reporting from @propublica's @AnnieWaldman https://www.propublica.org/article/how-teach-for-america-evolved-into-an-arm-of-the-charter-school-movement
RT @EricaLG: “Documents obtained by ProPublica show thatTeach For America’s largest private funder, was paying $4,000 for every teacher pla…
New: A hospital connected to New Jersey political boss George E. Norcross III lied to win state tax breaks, a new special task force report says. The report details several other new pieces of evidence of Norcross’ influence over the tax incentive program.https://propub.li/31EqM5Y
NEW: More Instances of Fraud and Mismanagement Over New Jersey Tax Incentives Surface in New Report https://www.propublica.org/article/more-instances-of-fraud-and-mismanagement-over-new-jersey-tax-incentives-surface-in-new-report @WNYC @propublica @NancySolomon2 @JPillets
The makers of OxyContin once explored expanding into the “attractive market” of opioid addiction treatment — for the very drugs they were selling. https://www.propublica.org/article/oxycontin-purdue-pharma-massachusetts-lawsuit-anti-addiction-market
New: Docs we obtained show that the @WaltonFamilyFdn, a supporter of school choice and @TeachForAmerica’s largest private funder, was paying $4,000 for every teacher placed in a traditional public school — & $6,000 for every one placed in a charter school. https://www.propublica.org/article/how-teach-for-america-evolved-into-an-arm-of-the-charter-school-movement
RT @dicktofel: About 7% of children in the US go to charter schools, but Teach for America now places almost 40% of its teachers in charter…
TSA officers told us that most pat-downs are a result of a machine alarm and not their discretion, because the scanners can’t always read afros, braids, twists, locks, curls, ponytails and buns. From April 2019: https://propub.li/2MU4byY
NEW: Established nearly 30 years ago to tap idealistic graduates of elite universities to teach at traditional public schools in high-poverty areas, Teach For America has evolved into an informal but vital ally of the charter school movement. https://www.propublica.org/article/how-teach-for-america-evolved-into-an-arm-of-the-charter-school-movement
In 2017, people who claimed the “earned income tax credit” were audited at 2x the rate of those who make between $200k-$500k. Also: those who claim it typically made $20,000 a year or less. From 2018: https://propub.li/2KoehX6
RT @reckonalabama: Want to find out how some outgoing Alabama sheriffs attempted to hamstring their successors? Look no further than this t…
“It’s gonna save peoples’ lives, without question.’’ https://propub.li/2WMTONh
Lagging rates of cardiac arrest survival and bystander CPR in Rhode Island could soon improve if lawmakers approve a budget allocating $220,000 to strengthen 911 call taker training. https://propub.li/2WNSsBG
RT @mslaurabliss: ⚡️Thread w/ scoops⚡️ In April, the Rockefeller Foundation abruptly announced plans to shutter 100 Resilient Cities, a non…
New: Lagging rates of cardiac arrest survival and bystander CPR in Rhode Island could soon improve if lawmakers approve a budget allocating $220,000 to strengthen 911 call taker training.https://propub.li/31OuMBc
Inmates have stabbed, bludgeoned or strangled their cellmates, moved bodies and wiped away blood before guards noticed, autopsy reports show. Staff at the jails have missed several of the crimes entirely, only finding the bodies hours later. https://propub.li/2XiNKjH
In a damning and wide-ranging report, commissioned in the wake of a ProPublica investigation into rape at the American charity More Than Me, the panel said the charity may have violated a child protection law and could be sued. https://propub.li/2InrVaH
“They bought a bunch of unnecessary items just to spend the money, to keep us from having it.” https://propub.li/2ZxRL1n
They told a big fracking company to get off their lawn. It didn't. Then they beat it in court. https://propub.li/2MO1bUL
Stolen and wasted money, deleted records, trashed jail food. Most Alabama sheriffs who lost reelection deny actively undermining their successors. But sometimes, the records tell a different story. https://propub.li/2XQOhqp
A senior official said ProPublica’s recent investigation contributed to questions raised about offsets, which the UN has long supported. https://propub.li/2XS13ol
The USS Fitzgerald, a Navy destroyer, collided with a civilian cargo ship in 2017. Our investigation showed the accident was preventable. https://propub.li/2XN5D7r
Imagine 24,000 rolls of toilet paper. That’s what 1 sheriff purchased after he lost reelection. Experts say there’s a long tradition whereby Alabama sheriffs who lose reelection waste discretionary funds and undermine their successors. #RollTide https://propub.li/2IlpmWE
In 2018, we revealed that Trump associates were secretly steering the VA, including: -editing the budget for a gov't program -weighing in on job candidates -being treated as having decision-making authority on policy https://propub.li/2KooWAL
RT @dsorbara: ICYMI: 2 great @propublica Local Reporting Network projects in print this weekend. @pohl_jason and @ryangabrielson on inmate…
Some California county jails saw their rate of inmate-on-inmate homicides triple or quadruple, and statewide the number rose 46% after 2011 prison reforms shifted responsibility from state prisons to county lockups. https://propub.li/2KVyQJG
@propublica Local Reporting Network stories on front pages of @sacbee_news and @aldotcom today. 🙌🙌 AL Defeated sheriffs strike back https://www.propublica.org/article/alabama-sheriffs-undermine-successors-after-losing-reelection CA Jail homicides: https://www.propublica.org/article/explosion-of-homicides-in-californias-county-jails-heres-why
The FBI Lab specializes in visual evidence and facial identification, tying thousands of defendants to crime pictures over the years. Turns out, much of the legal foundation for the unit’s work is rooted in this 22-year-old comparison of jeans. https://propub.li/2ImqxoO
From last week: A senior official said ProPublica’s recent investigation contributed to questions raised about offsets, which the UN has long supported.https://propub.li/2Fb9vaX
Imagine 24,000 rolls of toilet paper. That’s what 1 sheriff purchased after he lost reelection. Experts say there’s a long tradition whereby Alabama sheriffs who lose reelection waste discretionary funds and undermine their successors. #RollTide https://propub.li/2FaPbGP
Is this science? The FBI Lab says yes. And the courts have allowed it as evidence. But new research has found that the hand comparison technique and similar methods can be highly unreliable — after decades of use in criminal cases. https://propub.li/2MRETSn
Sheriffs often operate with little oversight. So now, we’re watching. https://propub.li/2Rb7yjD
At the FBI Lab in Quantico, Virginia, evidence like this photo comparison has been used for years in criminal cases even as the lab’s image analysis techniques lacked scientific validation. https://propub.li/2KTlMoj
For years, radiologist Dr. David Ayoub was an anti-vaccination evangelist and activist — blaming the rise in autism diagnoses on vaccines, among other things. Then, he began testifying as an expert witness in child abuse cases. https://propub.li/2XdAjle
This story from 2018 remains, still, almost unspeakable: https://propub.li/2IQzCoC
Trump’s golf buddy pitched the president on an “oversight committee” for federal spending on dental care. Then he cited the project in an effort to expand his dental practice. https://propub.li/2Rkj8Jb
This week, the House and the Senate passed the updated version of the Taxpayer First Act — stripped of the Free File provision — following a voice vote in the upper chamber on Thursday. https://propub.li/31yelZG
RT @otepofficial: Oh Alabama .... bless your heart 🙄 https://twitter.com/propublica/status/1139540568328036352
They found 2 of his roommates shot dead and a garage full of explosives. He said they’d been part of a neo-nazi group that had plans to launch terror attacks. He begged the FBI to use his info to take the group down. It’s unclear what happened next. https://propub.li/2IKTObG
RT @karimdoumar: read connor's thread!! https://twitter.com/ConnorASheets/status/1138784581094690817
RT @LynnArditi: $220K in @RIHouseofReps budget to train 911 call takers after @ThePublicsRadio and @propublica story: How Rhode Island’s Em…
Outside Los Angeles county, inmate-on-inmate homicides surged 150 percent in jails across California in the seven years since the reforms compared to the seven years before. From 12 to at least 30. https://propub.li/2WEHwqe
Huge impact. Wouldn’t have happened without the work of @LynnArditi @ThePublicsRadio @propublica https://twitter.com/lynnarditi/status/1139731660985868289
I love the way @KPCC @thediscourse and @propublica share their individual report's mission statements, concerns, and coverage areas. We wrote about sharing your mission with your community in this week's @TheLocalNewsLab Local Fix: https://tinyletter.com/localfix/letters/local-fix-missions-analytics-and-fundraising
RT @propublica: Ivanka Trump gave false sales figures for projects in: 📍Mexico’s Baja California 📍Panama City, Panama 📍Toronto 📍and New Y…
RT @propublica: Match alert! An anonymous pair of ProPublicans is matching all donations to ProPublica right now, up to $20,000! Today is t…
RT @mjmishak: Curious about @propublica's Local Reporting Network? Join me for a Q&A session today at #IRE19 along with editors @charlesorn…
RT @txtianmiller: Chance to win a Starbucks gift card AND make the world a better place by learning how @propublica's Local Reporting Netwo…
I love these tag-team tweet threads between @sacbee_news and @propublica https://twitter.com/sacbee_news/status/1139195939892191232
RT @propublica: “I need the hospital! Please, why does someone not want to help?” From 2018: https://propub.li/2WNzala
 
 
 
 
 
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