Lessons From the Educational Equity Beat
Bianca Vázquez Toness of The Boston Globe shares insights from her coverage of vulnerable students, and holding education systems accountable
(EWA Radio Episode 272)
From an inside look at a 12-year-old struggling with remote learning to revealing that districts had wrongly forced parents to sign away their children’s rights to special education services, The Boston Globe’s Bianca Vázquez Toness put the spotlight on families whose educational experiences were most disrupted by the pandemic.
Racism at VMI
The Washington Post’s Ian Shapira shares backstory to his prize-winning investigation of racist policies and practices at Virginia Military Institute
(EWA Radio Episode 270)
The impact of reporter Ian Shapira’s deep dive into the troubled culture at the nation’s oldest state-support military college was seismic: within days, the Virginia Military Institute’s leader had resigned, and Gov. Ralph Northam pledged an independent investigation.
April 13, 2021 (WASHINGTON, DC)—The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the category winners and finalists for the 2020 National Awards for Education Reporting, recognizing the top education journalism in the United States.
The Education Writers Association would like to express our deep gratitude and thanks to the busy professionals who volunteered their time to evaluate the entries.
This group of current and former journalists spent long hours carefully evaluating their assigned subsets of the 374 entries for the 2020 National Awards for Education Reporting and the Eddie Prize. (EWA judges were recused from entries that posed conflicts of interests.)
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that it will again administer the Eddie Prize, the journalism prize from EGF Accelerator that recognizes the best work on the challenges low-income students face getting into and/or completing college.
All entries must have been published, posted or broadcast in an independent news outlet for the first time in 2020, with the following exceptions: EWA does accept series in which some of the articles were published during the 2019–2020 school year, but a majority of the series’ pieces must have run in calendar year 2020. There’s one additional caveat to this exception: Stories published or broadcast in 2019 that were recognized in last year’s EWA awards are ineligible for consideration in this year’s awards.
2020 Awards Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers about the Education Writers Association journalism contest
Most common questions about the awards are listed here.