First Prize

Kate N. Grossman Of The Chicago Sun-Times For Her Coverage Of School Closings In Chicago

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

CPS Should Close Schools Over Two Years

What a ‘Half-Empty’ School Really Looks Like

Up to 47,500 Kids in School Shake-Ups

The Hollow Promise of a Better School

Judges’ Comments

 “Sharp, on-point and highly specific. Keeping up the drumbeat prompted CPS to change its ways. Impressive work.”

“I like that the editorial board did its own reporting and actually went to the schools!”