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Kaylee Tornay, InvestigateWest

Kaylee Tornay, InvestigateWest

Kaylee Tornay, an investigative reporter at InvestigateWest, has been documenting stories in Oregon and California since her high school journalism days in Bend, Oregon. A graduate of the University of Oregon, she braved the rains of Eugene with her notebook before moving on to cover wildfire mitigation and dangerous highways in the forests and vineyards of southern Oregon and northern California. She has won regional awards for her work watchdogging public and private schools’ efficacy in meeting student need.

Despite last year’s lessons, Northwest schools scramble to find staff

By: - October 10, 2022

As waves of Covid swelled last year, short-handed schools across the Northwest struggled to stay operational. Principals stepped onto the playground to monitor recess or into the cafeteria to help serve lunches. Districts hired community members holding emergency substitute licenses, often with no teaching experience, to ensure classrooms had adequate supervision. In the most extreme […]