2017 Data Journalism Finalist: The Arizona Republic Staff
Ricardo Cano (Education Reporter) | The Arizona Republic
About the Entry
This package by The Arizona Republic takes a close look at the numbers behind Arizona’s shortage of qualified teachers, as well as districts’ reliance on a state program authorizing alternative credentials to newcomers to the profession.
Comments from the Judges
“This made my data-loving heart sing. The painstaking effort it took for one reporter to comb through and manually enter key data to show just exactly where inexperienced teachers are is amazing.”
“Outstanding, months-long reporting to collect teacher qualification info from every district in the state.”