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Over six months, the Center for Public Integrity‚Äôs iWatch News examined conditions at schools attended by the sons and daughters of military personnel, and how those conditions might affect students whose parents often are deployed. Reporting included visits to two dozen base schools around the world and interviews with nearly 200 teachers, administrators, parents, students, Defense Department officials, researchers, and other sources. Thousands of pages of school and Pentagon documents, including facility assessments, deployment studies and reports to Congress, also opened a window on conditions and consequences for students.

Reporter Kristen Lombardi has examined coal ash pollution from power plants, clergy sexual abuse and rape on college campuses. Data editor David Donald, freelancer Jenny Hoff, and researchers Julian Hattem and Devorah Adler also contributed to this story.

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A version of this story appears in the June 27, 2011, edition of Newsweek and on The Daily Beast.