First Prize

Charter Schools Unsupervised
General News Outlet (Medium Staff)
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Source: Sun Sentinel

Taxpayers, students pay when school operators exploit weak laws governing the system

Charter Schools Unsupervised (.pdf)

Comments from the Judges: 

“Excellent example of accountability journalism examining the weaknesses in Florida’s charter schools law, the way some are taking advantage of it and the impact on students and their education. Best of the charter school packages entered into this category.”