This pilot journalism project is focused on examining how education policies made by state government impact lives, communities and the economy, and telling the story through explanatory, data-driven reporting. The initiative is designed to fill the void that’s been created in statewide and local reporting by the downsizing of print reporters and wire services that have traditionally reported on the statehouse. State capitols are truly the hives of American democracy with decisions on the uses of billions of dollars being made each year. The oversight provided by reporting keeps state governments accountable to the citizens.
Four public broadcasting stations in Florida are working collaboratively on this initiative.
For more information about StateImpact Florida visit http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/