After a series of high-profile incidents involving veteran teachers, the state Board of Education decided to post all disciplinary action against teachers on line.
Since 2000, the state Department of Education has been posting all license suspensions and revocations on its web site listing each person by name, school, infraction, punishment and date.
The web site’s data were used in a seven-month investigation in which AP reporters sought records on teacher discipline in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Across the country, sexual misconduct allegations led states to take action against the licenses of 2,570 educators from 2001 through 2005.
Young people were victims in at least 69 percent of the cases, and the large majority of those were students.