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Kendall Taggart

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Kendall Taggart is a researcher and reporter for California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Kendall previously worked as a researcher on nationally broadcast documentary films and at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR). Kendall is a Massachusetts native and graduate of Reed College. She has lived and worked in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Trujillo, Peru.

My priorities

nonprofits; redevelopment; school construction

Recent Spotlight Articles

Community college boards lose power, stature as system changes
California community college trustees are entrusted with making sure districts meet the needs of the community. They help shape a district’s goals and review policies, but since 1978, they have not had control over revenues – the state does.
Thousands of students attending schools with unresolved safety issues
Despite California’s strict seismic safety regulations, the construction process at two school districts illustrates how mismanagement, disregard for safety requirements and allegations of fraud led to structural defects that could endanger students during an earthquake.
Thousands of records merged to create seismic safety database
California Watch set out to build for the public an interactive database of schools located in seismic hazard zones. We also wanted to map all the public K-12 schools in the state and those without seismic-safety certification under the Field Act, the state’s building standards for school construction.
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