2015 Finalists for the National Awards for Education Reporting

EWA is pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the 2015 EWA National Awards for Education Reporting, as well as the Edwin Gould Foundation’s Eddie Prize. 

General News Outlet (Small Staff)

Single-Topic News or Feature

Innovative Math Program Succeeds at American Indian Schools, Before Funding Is Cut
The Hechinger Report
Ron Feemster

When School Feels Like Jail
The Marshall Project
Eli Hager

Glen’s Village
Philadelphia Public School Notebook
Dorian Geiger, Paul Jablow, and Paul Socolar

Beat Reporting

Patrick Wall
Chalkbeat New York

Jon Marcus
The Hechinger Report

Investigative Reporting

Colorado’s First School-by-School Immunization Database
Chalkbeat Colorado
Ann Schimke

Choice Is Resegregating Public Schools
San Francisco Public Press
Michele Anderson, Sanne Bergh, Colleen Cummins, Emily Dugdale, Tearsa Joy Hammock, Laura Impellizzeri, Erika Rae Langdon, Eric Lawson, Paul Lorgerie, Rebecca Robinson, Jeremy Adam Smith, Michael Stoll, Jeffrey Thorsby, and Anna Vignet

General News Outlet (Medium Staff)

Single-Topic News or Feature

Children in Crisis
Las Vegas Sun
Jackie Valley

The Challenges of Identifying Dyslexia in Students 
MindShift at KQED 
Holly Korbey

Rural Majority: The Challenge of Kansas Education
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Celia Llopis-Jepsen

Beat Reporting

Eric Hoover
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Trevon Milliard
Reno Gazette-Journal

Investigative Reporting

Criminalizing Kids
The Center for Public Integrity
Susan Ferriss, Ben Wieder, Gordon Witkin, and Chris Zubak-Skees
Reveal Radio
Jim Briggs, Julia B. Chan, Jocelyn Frank, Deborah George, Al Letson, Susanne Reber, and Kevin Sullivan

Group Homes Hurt Kids, Evade Accountability
Heather Vogell and Annie Waldman

General News Outlet (Large Staff)

Single-Topic News or Feature

Unsettled Journeys
The Baltimore Sun
Liz Bowie and Amy Davis

College Sexual Assault Project
The Washington Post
Nick Anderson, Emma Brown, Scott Clement, Peyton M. Craighill, Steve Hendrix, and Susan Svrluga

Beat Reporting

Benjamin Wermund
Houston Chronicle

Josh Mitchell
The Wall Street Journal 

Investigative Reporting

College of DuPage
Chicago Tribune
Jodi S. Cohen and Stacy St. Clair

Higher-Ed Hustle
Miami Herald
Michael Vasquez

Failure Factories 
Tampa Bay Times
Cara Fitzpatrick, Lisa Gartner, and Michael LaForgia


Single-Topic News or Feature

Bilingual Education in the South
Southern Education Desk and WBHM
Dan Carsen

The Problem We All Live With
This American Life/The New York Times Magazine
Nikole Hannah-Jones

Beat Reporting

Jenny Brundin
Colorado Public Radio

Amy Scott

Investigative Reporting

LAUSD’s iPads Program
Annie Gilbertson, Evelyn Larrubia, and Sandra Oshiro

The Truth About America’s Graduation Rate
Anya Kamenetz, Elissa Nadworny, Cory Turner, and Becky Vevea

Lower Income, Higher Ed
Tara Boyle, Kavitha Cardoza, Chris Chester, Deborah George, and  Kristen Sorensen

Magazines & Weeklies

Feature Writing

The Silicon Valley Suicides
The Atlantic
Hanna Rosin

The Other Side of the Campus Sexual Assault Crisis
Max Kutner

Investigative Reporting

Dropouts in Chicago: How the City Both Helped Them and Ignored Them
Catalyst Chicago, WBEZ, and Better Government Association
Sarah Karp and Becky Vevea

The Lack of Home-Schooling Regulations in America
ProPublica, Slate, and The Teacher Project
Jessica Huseman

Data Journalism

The $10 Billion Sports Tab
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Sandhya Kambhampati and Brad Wolverton
The Huffington Post
Ben Hallman and Shane Shifflett

Debt by Degrees
Annie Waldman and Sisi Wei

Opinion Writing

Willen Weighs In
The Hechinger Report
Liz Willen

New Orleans Schools 10 Years After Katrina
The Teacher Project and Slate
Sarah Carr

The Eddie Prize

Higher-Ed Hustle
Miami Herald
Michael Vasquez

First Year, First Generation
NewsWorks (WHYY)
Avi Wolfman-Arent

The FAFSA Quick Fix
Cory Turner