Awards

2021 Winners for the National Awards for Education Reporting

Audio Storytelling

Smaller Newsroom

Sasha Aslanian & Alisa Roth
APM Reports
Under Pressure: Inside the College Mental Health Crisis

Larger newsroom 

NBC News staff
NBC News Digital

Southlake

Beat Reporting

Small newsroom 

Linda Jacobson
The 74

Covering American Education’s Most Turbulent Year

Midsize newsroom 

Mila Koumpilova
Chalkbeat Chicago

Mila Koumpilova: Beat Reporting

Large newsroom

Erica Green
The New York Times

How the Nation’s Troubles Affected Education

Features

Small newsroom 

Caroline Preston
The Hechinger Report

The Jobs Where Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Never Stopped

Midsize newsroom 

Rita Omokha
The Hechinger Report, Vanity Fair

The Orphans Covid Left Behind

Large newsroom 

Casey Parks 
The New York Times Magazine

The Tragedy of America’s Rural Schools

Investigative Reporting

Smaller newsroom 

Jack Stripling
The Chronicle of Higher Education

‘The Biggest Mess’

Larger newsroom 

Hannah Dreyfus
ProPublica

“The Liberty Way”

News

Small newsroom 

Jackie Mader, Kavitha Cardoza & Kate Rix
The Hechinger Report

The Trauma Epidemic

Midsize newsroom 

Jack Stripling
The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Tenure Case of Nikole Hannah-Jones

Large newsroom 

Erin Richards, Alia Wong & Jack Gruber
USA TODAY

School Reopening Coverage

Public Service

Smaller newsroom

Alex Baumhardt, Will Craft, Sabby Robinson, Will Callan, Chris Julin, Catherine Winter, Andy Kruse & Dave Mann
APM Reports

Who Wants to Be a Teacher?

Larger newsroom

Laura Bauer & Judy Thomas
The Kansas City Star

Unlicensed and Under the Radar

Visual Storytelling

Smaller newsroom 

Alec Fischer
Fischr Media

Covid Confessions: Teachers Share Their Experiences Working During the Pandemic

Larger newsroom 

GBH News Staff
GBH News

COVID and the Classroom

The EGF Accelerator’s Eddie Prize

Eric Hoover
The Chronicle of Higher Education
What the System Requires

 

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