Erica L. Green, a native Baltimorean, covered the Baltimore City school system during her time at The Sun from April 2010 – March 2017 . Her coverage exposed everything from financial mismanagement to cheating on standardized tests. Her coverage has also helped reform how the school district served its most vulnerable populations, such as students with disabilities, and those who cycle through the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Her coverage won many awards including the 2015 Education Writers Association award for investigative journalism. She was also a 2014 finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, and part of the team named as a finalist for a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the riots that gripped Baltimore.