America’s public schools seldom bring rich and poor together. MLK would disapprove.

Public schools were originally envisioned as ‘common schools’ where rich and poor kids could be educated together. MLK wanted the same thing. It’s not happening.

Insured but still in debt: Jobs paying $100K a year no match for medical bills

Middle-class folks who have followed the rules and paid for employer-based medical insurance find that soaring health care costs — combined with high deductibles, high co-payments and surprise medical bills — leave them vulnerable.

Documenting hate in America: What ProPublica and partners found in 2018

Here are some of the incidents ProPublica and its partners have reported in the second year of Documenting Hate, a collaborative project investigating hate with more than 160 newsrooms around the country.

School safety report: Here’s what is at stake

The school safety commission convened after February’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is expected to recommend elimination of Obama-era guidance on school suspensions. This is what such a rollback could mean.

Overshadowed by opioids, meth is back and hospitalizations surge

The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids.

Gun control vs. mental health care: Debate after mass shootings obscures murky reality

Public health and mental health experts say blaming the violence on the mentally ill is unfair and inaccurate, pointing instead to lax gun laws.

Deadly shootings are rising in U.S. after steady declines

After steadily declining for more than two decades, deadly shootings are rising across the country, according to a new government report.