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Ben Welsh

Ben Welsh is the editor of the Data Desk, a team of reporters and computer programmers that collects, organizes, analyzes and presents large amounts of information. Projects he's contributed to have won the Pulitzer Prize, the Library of Congress' Innovation Award and numerous other awards for investigative reporting and digital journalism.
California test scores have barely improved. What to do about it is hotly debated

Four years into California's revamped standardized tests fewer than half of students are hitting the mark.

L.A. is slammed with record costs for legal payouts

Los Angeles has been hit with skyrocketing costs for legal payouts in recent years, as the city faces lawsuits over dangerous roads, disputed arrests and other alleged wrongdoing.

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