The Philadelphia Inquirer's "Assault on Learning," a multimedia investigation of violence and unsafe learning conditions within Philadelphia public schools has earned the reporting team the inaugural Weiss Award for Investigative Journalism. The seven-part series - and a series of follow-ups - spurred an overhaul of incident-reporting in the Philadelphia School District and prompted the hiring of a state-funded safe schools advocate.
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"Assault on Learning" by the Philadelphia Inquirer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into violence in the School District of Philadelphia, appearing in the newspaper in March and April 2011: "Five Inquirer reporters devoted a year to examining violence in the Philadelphia public schools, conducting more than 300 interviews with teachers, administrators, students and their families, district officials, police officers, court officials, and school violence experts."
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