Eliza Shapiro is a former reporter for The Daily Beast, covering breaking news, crime, and politics. Previously, she worked at Capital New York and edited Columbia’s undergraduate blog, Bwog.

Germs

An uncontainable virus, killer measles, and the plague top the list of the CDC’s worries. By Eliza Shapiro.

OUCH

The famed real estate mogul operated a higher education enterprise that allegedly didn’t provide much in the way of useful instruction.

Documentary

A new documentary takes the side of activists who tried to use L.A.’s ‘parent trigger’ law to turn a public school into a charter. Eliza Shapiro on the education battle behind the movie.