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Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer • 2 years ago

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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