Stories By

Ben Bartenstein

People

Every day, nearly 9,000 Mexicans cross the border with a student visa to attend school in the United States. They straddle a life of two countries, two languages and two cultures for the opportunity of an American education.

Blog

Ben Bartenstein, a reporter at the Institute, tried interactive mapping, photography and a bit of dancing in Tucson.

News

Arizona has three of the top 10 public schools in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, but it lags behind in overall public education performance. A proposal from Gov. Doug Ducey could magnify the gap by rewarding highly ranked schools and defunding others.

News

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department says it is using the live streaming application to increase the transparency of its operations.

Blog

Blog

Mia Chism, a copy editor at the Institute, loves spending time with people who love journalism as much as she does and would rather copy-edit in her spare time than watch Netflix.

Blog

It took a journey through social media to find a woman who went through a violent and traumatic trek to the United States. This is one of many examples of how social media can be used as a tool in reporting.

In Focus

With the temperature rising past 100 degrees, Thursday was a good day for Tucson’s city pools to open.