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    Clarion-Ledger series investigates abuses in leasing of school trust lands originally set aside for the financial benefit of public schools; reporters use public land-lease and deed records and find that much of the valuable land was being leased for pennies an acre, sometimes to the public officials in charge of managing the land, Nov. 11 - 16, 1984.
  • Who is teaching our children?

    News Chief (Winter Haven, Fla.) investigates the background checks that are conducted for teaching positions in Florida public schools. The report found that flaws in the state's teacher certification program enabled dozens of convicted felons access to the state's classrooms.
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    Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.) examines the Asian population in Quincy, which has dramatically increased; 92 - page reprint looks at a broad range of issues including real estate, Asian-American kids, crime, public schools' response to the Asian-American population, prejudice, and gaps in the health care system, March 20 - April 1, 1989.
  • New York's Board of Regents and the State Education Department

    Syracuse Herald-American series examines political influence, mismanagement and hiring policies with the New York state education system and Board of Regents.
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    Indianapolis News uncovers corruption by Indiana's superintendent of public instruction, who coerced donations from employees, hired ghost workers and used campaign money for personal expenses.
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    Louisville Courier-Journal examines the city's school system and makes the first independent report on busing; reporters find that the schools have made no effort to measure blacks' progress in a meaningful way or to adequately educate them.
  • Drug abuse in local public schools

    Kearney (Neb.) Daily Hub series looks at drug abuse in local public schools.
  • Public schools in North and South Carolina

    Charlotte Observer overview of public schools in North Carolina and South Carolina shows neither state provides acceptable minimum standards of education for all children.
  • Boston public schools

    Boston Globe publishes series on Boston public schools, their plight and their future.