Finalist

Faking the Grade

Source: The Texas Tribune

Largely Unchecked, Tutors Got Millions Through Program

Explanations Vary as Tutoring Program Falls Short

In Controversy and Success, Tutoring Company Dominates

After Misuse, a Push to Continue Tutoring Mandate

Judges’ Comments

“Morgan Smith delivers a data-packed indictment of what happens when ‘millions of dollars of government money’ are attached to a federal mandate without necessary follow-up and scrutiny.”

“Good use of public records laws.”

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