Stories published collaboratively by a group of news, education and media outlets from all over the state. Our inaugural project focuses on solutions journalism which means we dig deep into proposed fixes to find out what’s working, what’s not, what the evidence is and who’s accountable when it comes to behavioral health. Our first project has been funded through Solutions Journalism Network.
In explaining the mass evictions in Salem, Brown said the 55-year-old apartments need cosmetic renovations. Each building is expected to take three to four months to complete and will be staggered, one at a time. The entire project is expected to be done near the end of 2024. READ MORE
Anna Brown, Research and Analysis Director with Citizens Count and host of the podcast “$100 Plus Mileage,” and Annmarie Timmins, Senior Reporter with the New Hampshire Bulletin, join The State We’re In host Melanie Plenda with an update on the latest bills before the Legislature. READ MORE
Even before the pandemic, schools struggled with eruptions of violence. As the pandemic wanes, those eruptions seem even more frequent. What’s going on in schools and what can be done to help? School psychologist and consultant Dr. Nate Jones joins The State We’re In host Melanie Plenda to discuss the issues. READ MORE
In settlement negotiations with the Sackler family, states have tentatively agreed to a $6 billion payout, while a separate fund of $750 million was allocated to victims and survivors. Divided between all of the families impacted by opioid overprescribing, victims won’t get much, Scarpone said. READ MORE
Story Produced by the Concord Monitor, a Member of CONCORD, NH – Six months after she was evicted from her apartment because the building’s new owner wanted to renovate, Linda McKenna still hasn’t found a READ MORE
Critics of leveling say the structure harms poor students, students of color, English language learners and other marginalized kids, often underrepresented in higher-level courses. And they argue it evaluates students on snapshot performance rather than potential, labeling some students as unlikely to succeed and even locking them out of future opportunities like college. READ MORE