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Electionland was the largest-ever domestic collaborative journalism project. ProPublica managed 250 newsrooms and 14 graduate schools of journalism, all focused on finding and reporting on voting. I helped facilitate the project, organizing coverage for early voting and serving on the national desk during Election Day. I was also a spokesperson for the project. Some of my work is below. 

Slate Schooled

When the Neighborhood Gentrifies and the Elementary School Doesn'tIn Portland’s Albina district, a historically black public school is struggling as its area transforms.
June 8, 2016

Welcome to America. Pack a Parka: The U.S. takes in thousands of refugee children each year. There’s no friendlier school district for them than Anchorage, Alaska. 
June 5, 2016

Chris Christie Claims He Got Rid of the Common Core in New Jersey. That's Baloney
Jan. 15, 2016

These Charter Schools Tried to Turn Education Into Big Business. They Failed.
Dec. 17, 2015

Las Vegas Can't Afford to Give Teachers More Money. It's Giving Them Superhero Capes Instead
Sept. 22, 2015




How One Man Is Fixing New York City Schools
Jan. 29, 2016



THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS - Timberlawn series

In June, I began working with the Dallas Morning News on a series of investigative articles concerning Timberlawn Mental Health System, the oldest mental hospital in the state of Texas. The partnership began after I discovered a patient had committed suicide at the facility by hanging herself on a doorknob the hospital had previously identified as a ligature risk but failed to change. The hospital, after several subsequent emergency surveys by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services revealed extensive patient neglect and safety issues, eventually had its federal funding pulled. This series is ongoing. The articles are listed here in order of publication. 

Timberlawn psych hospital's funding at risk after patient hangs herself
(Published on front page) 
June 5, 2015

Patient-safety problems persist at Dallas' Timberlawn despite regulators’ scrutiny
(Published on metro cover)
June 20, 2015

Timberlawn mental hospital cut off from federal funding over safety issues
(Published on front page)
July 24, 2015

               My interview with Dallas's KERA: Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital Could Lose Funding Over Patient Care
              Aug. 10, 2015



New York City schools ask students to 'Bring Your Own Devices'
(Co-published at SchoolBook)
July 15, 2015

How Compatible are Common Core and Technology?  
(Co-published at SchoolBook)
March 16, 2015

The Rise of Homeschooling Among Black Families
(Co-published in The Atlantic)
Feb. 17, 2015


Chalkbeat new york

Tensions still simmering around two co-locations set for vote
Jan. 27, 2015



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HousingWire Magazine

Campaigning for Homes
HousingWire, July 2012 edition. A feature about the lobbying arm of the National Association of Realtors and the millions of dollars at its disposal.

Design Shift: Buyers redefine the new home
HousingWire, May 2012 edition. Page 68.

You can read all of my blogs for HousingWire’s REwired blog here.

Texas LawBook

(This is a subscription publication. If you do not have a login, please let me know and I will send you a PDF of the piece)

Business Bankruptcies Down, But Probably Not Why You Think
Texas Lawbook, Nov. 27, 2011