Awards

2016 Category Winners for the National Awards for Education Reporting

On May 31, EWA announced the category winners for the 2016 EWA National Awards for Education Reporting.

General News Outlets, Print and Online (Small Staff)

Single-Topic News or Feature

Mississippi Child Care Crisis
The Hechinger Report
Sarah Butrymowicz and Jackie Mader

Beat Reporting

Chalkbeat
Erin Einhorn

Investigative Reporting

How a Perks Binge Sweetens the Pay of Massachusetts College Chiefs
The Eye at NECIR
Jon Marcus, Contributor

General News Outlets, Print and Online (Medium Staff)

Single-Topic News or Feature

Race in America’s Classrooms
Slate: Jonathan Fischer, Aymann Ismail, Andrew Kahn, Chris Kirk, Dani McClain, and Laura Moser
The Teacher Project: Sarah Carr, Miriam Hall, Jessica Huseman, Alexandria Neason, and Vanessa Romo

Beat Reporting

MarketWatch
Jillian Berman

Investigative Reporting

Expelled: No Second Chances
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Shelby Webb

General News Outlets, Print and Online (Large Staff)

Single-Topic News or Feature

The Screen Age
The Washington Post
Jessica Contrera and Caitlin Gibson

Beat Reporting

The Washington Post
Nick Anderson

Investigative Reporting

Denied: How Texas Keeps Tens of Thousands of Children Out of Special Education
Houston Chronicle
Brian M. Rosenthal

Broadcast

Single-Topic News or Feature

Suspended Futures
WBUR: Peter Balonon-Rosen
St. Louis Public Radio: Brent Jones, Tim Lloyd, and Kameel Stanley

Beat Reporting

WBHM/Southern Education Desk
Dan Carsen

Investigative Reporting

Building Segregation in Chicago
WBEZ
Cate Cahan, Sarah Karp, and Becky Vevea

Magazines and Weeklies

Feature Writing

Segregation and Integration in the Delta
The Hechinger Report
Emrys Eller, LynNell Hancock, and Nicole Lewis

Investigative Reporting

Rewarding Failure: An Education Week Investigation of the Cyber Charter Industry
Education Week
Benjamin Herold and Arianna Prothero

Data Journalism

Broken Discipline Tracking Systems Let Teachers Flee Troubled Pasts
USA TODAY Network
John Kelly, Nick Penzenstadler, and Steve Reilly

Opinion Writing

Opinions/Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Maureen Downey