Special Projects

chronicling the dropout crisis and other issues

Left behind: A Star Editorial Board Series

The blockbuster series that showed how inflated graduation rates hid the education crisis.

Opening Indiana's borders

Why immigration and foreign trade is critical to economic recovery in the Midwest.

Juvenile injustice: Crisis at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center

Alleged abuse in an Indiana juvenile jail reveals how alleged youth offenders are denied due process.

Crisis Management of Crime

The importance of school reform, overhauling juvenile justice and fixing broken windows in keeping streets safe.

Star Editorial Report: Truancy

How school and parental neglect fuel the dropout crisis.

Operation HOPE

The evolution of John Hope Bryant's Silver Rights Movement