Finalist

Yesterday’s Dropouts

Source: WAMU

An Unfinished Education

America’s Largest High School

From Class to Career

High Price for Low Literacy

Judges’ Comments

“What a well-done series. Not only were the broadcast stories compelling, well-written, delivered, and produced, but the web component was very impressive. This is an excellent cross-platform series on the American dropout crisis. It’s always a good sign when a 12-minute radio story seems a lot shorter than that. The stories were well-paced so that the listener didn’t feel bogged down or bombarded with too much information. Each story is a reminder of the struggles some students face and the failure to find a solution that sticks.”

“Amazing. Each story told in such detail it really feels like you are there. Not many can do that for me.”

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