Finalist

Sarah Carr of The Hechinger Report (TIE)

source: The Hechinger Report

First-grade Teacher Dives Into Common Core With Cautious Optimism

A Core Dilemma: Will The Littlest Learners Be Able To Type?

Anatomy Of An English Class: How The Common Core Is Shaping Instruction For One Miami Teacher

Parents Return To School To Help Children With Common Core-inspired Homework

In Louisiana, Mixed Signals On Common Core Heighten Schools’ Anxiety

Teacher-training Schools Under Pressure To Prepare For Common Core

Out With “The Great Gatsby” And In With “The Glass Castle”? Florida’s English Teachers Adjust To New Standards

Judges’ Comments

“Sarah Carr does an unusually good job covering the adoption of the Common Core. She is one of the few writers who, in my view, escapes the trap of vague educational jargon and explains concretely and exactly how the Common Core classroom, homework and teaching is different.”

“I though the piece documenting teaching colleges’ failure to change their curriculum to meet new rules was especially important.”

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