Analysis: Computer Assisted reporting in story about Minnesota teaching violations

In a Star Tribune investigation about teacher licensure violations the reporter used a wide array of computer-assisted reporting. The reporter used Minnesota state education records, state Board of Teaching records and several different school district records. In order to uncover this story the reporter had to have poured over countless of online documents detailing violations since the investigation covered the entire state. They also must have had to carefully analyze these violations by each district, figure out how many students each violation affected and break these numbers down into useful percents and figures. The reporter obviously knew how to search state databases and glean information from them.