Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. (Berkeley, CA) – Project; New; $400,000 over 2.5 years; 53% of project budget For the California Schools Report Card project We recommend this grant to fund the creation of a new, comprehensive, searchable database containing the information in School Accountability Report Cards that all California K-12 schools (almost 10,000 in total) are required to publish each year. Data include school outcomes, student and teacher characteristics, special programs, teacher vacancies and salaries, other spending categories, and many other related facts. We expect that this database will provide a wealth of valuable information to parents, policymakers, researchers, and members of the media who are concerned about California’s schools.
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for StoryWorks’ Teaching the Constitution Through Theater program
The Center for Investigative Reporting's Teaching the Constitution Through Theater program at StoryWorks develops transformative educational theater experiences that provide students with the opportunity to examine our country’s civil rights history. The program engages students and educators in experiential learning that inspires deeper reflection and higher-order questions about the historical underpinnings behind contemporary issues, including racial and economic inequality. This grant will allow StoryWorks to expand access to Teaching the Constitution Through Theater to new schools and communities with increased racial and economic diversity. (Strategy: K-12 Teaching and Learning)
for a consultant to support a strategic planning and business model development process
for general operating support
Founded in 1977, the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) was the first nonprofit organization in the nation devoted to independent, high-quality investigative journalism. In 2012, CIR merged with The Bay Citizen, a Bay Area member-supported news organization that promotes journalistic innovation and citizen engagement. Today, CIR is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative reporting organization in the country, developing in-depth local, regional, national, and international stories. It is also the only nonprofit journalism organization nationwide with the in-house ability to fully produce stories on multiple platforms: print/text, video, radio, interactive databases, and social media. In prior years, Hewlett Foundation funding for CIR focused on its California Watch program, which the Foundation helped to seed in 2009. This grant would constitute CIR’s first general operating support from the Foundation, enabling work beyond California Watch.