Finalist

DPS Kids Get Away With Death Threats, Fights and More, Teachers Say

Source: Colorado Public Radio

DPS Kids Get Away with Death Threats, Fights and More, Teachers Say

Judges’ Comments

“Good topic: what is happening inside schools which are refusing to expel or suspend kids, in an effort to decriminalize students who cause trouble, to keep them learning with in school suspensions.  … Brundin is ahead of a trending issue and gets right into the heart of it.  Strong writing, essential tape, and really gets deep into this issue. Impressive.  This is a very good education reporter at work.”

“I remember Brundin from last year’s excellent Trevista series, and I think that her writing, narration, and reporting remains a cut above most beat reporters’. This is a thorough and disturbing examination of a school system with serious disciplinary problems, and she guides us through it well.”

EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2016 National Awards for Education Reporting.