The Writing Revolution
For years, nothing seemed capable of turning around New Dorp High School’s dismal performance—not firing bad teachers, not flashy education technology, not after-school programs. So, faced with closure, the school’s principal went all-in on a very specific curriculum reform, placing an overwhelming focus on teaching the basics of analytic writing, every day, in virtually every class. What followed was an extraordinary blossoming of student potential, across nearly every subject—one that has made New Dorp a model for educational reform.
Arsenic in Your Juice
How much is too much? Federal limits don’t exist.
Arsenic in Your Food
Our findings show a real need for federal standards for this toxin.
Police enlist young offenders as confidential informants. But the work is high-risk, largely unregulated, and sometimes fatal.
One Town's War on Gay Teens
In Michele Bachmann’s home district, evangelicals have created an extreme anti-gay climate. After a rash of suicides, the kids are fighting back.
Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives
In 2011 the Legislature slashed funding for women’s health programs and launched an all-out war on Planned Parenthood that has dramatically changed the state’s priorities. A year later, the battle is still raging, and the stakes could not be higher.