The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "enrollment data" ...
The reporters used data from Denver Public Schools, the US Census Bureau, and the Piton Foundation of Denver to determine where Denver's school age children were going to school. Their analysis found that nearly a quarter of Denver's children do not go to public schools, and that many students from certain areas of the city are attending suburban schools instead of city schools.
"An in-depth examination of where Denver's children ages 5 to 17 are enrolled in school. The newspaper partnered with Denver Public Schools and a local foundation to provide the first data on the impact of school choice in Colorado on the states most urban school district."
This investigation looks at the graduation rates of athletes in Division I NCAA schools, and then broke down the data by race and sex. All graduation rates are down, but especially those of black males, as only 33 percent graduated within six years of enrolling.
When Akron Public Schools instituted an open enrollment policy, it inadvertently allowed the gaps between different school clusters in the city to widen. The investigation analyzed several categories of data to understand these gaps, and identified certain factors that may have contributed to the differences in different clusters' success. Another interesting aspect of the story is that race, per-pupil spending, and attendance rates were either not a factor or too small to be meaningful.
Over six months, the Raleigh News & Observer interviewed almost 100 parents, teachers and education leaders about the relationships between black parents and the public schools. It also looked at test scores and suvey data the measure links among achievement, parental attitudes and the ways parents govern their children's time outside the classroom. These articles report its findings.
High School Choice: The impact of student flight on schools of last resort; From excellence to exodus, Harlan strives for rebirth; Why Kids Flee
In a three-part computer-assisted investigation Catalyst reveals that, as "Chicago's public high schools have become a system of choice, ... high schools in high-poverty neighborhood ... are left with predominantly low-achieving kids and a disproportionate share of special education students." In the first part Duffrin analyses school-board data, and concludes that schools left behind have hard time attracting good students and teachers. As a result, their average test scores have been dropping over the years. In the second part the reporter focuses on one school's decline, and on its attempts to recover. The third part "explains why parents and students avoid certain schools."