Finalist

Susan Nielsen of The Oregonian for Her Commentary on Cuts to Instructional Time

Source: The Oregonian

Susan Nielsen: Oregon’s Part-Time School Year Makes Fall Feel Like Endless Summer

Judges’ Comments:

 “Acting more as investigative reporter than opinion writer, Susan Nielsen’s work uncovered a sad truth about some Oregon schools: Less is less when it comes to time in class. She drew attention to an issue that was entirely unnoticed and prompted looks by state agencies and spread awareness to parents.”

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