Finalist

Mackenzie Ryan of Florida Today

Source: Florida Today

A Tough Call

Day of Reckoning

Disturbing Trend

Flying into the Future

Grading on a Curve

Numbers Game

Time of Software Buy is Not Now, Group Urges

Judges’ Comments

“Thorough, clear, well-written and detailed reporting on complex issues such as purchasing, school grades and class size in Florida.”

“Mackenzie Ryan’s story about a transitional kindergarten program described parent anxiety over major life-altering decisions with little information. Another about recessionary budget-cutting included an interesting observation about the human element — comfort with risk — that informs bureaucratic decision-making. And her take on discipline was transparent and balanced, careful to disclose that students in her story who had been disciplined had misbehaved.”

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