Blog: The Educated Reporter

Investigative Reporting for an Education-Only Newsroom: Special Citation—”Teaching the Teachers NYC”

Judge Comments: 

“Sarah Garland and Beth Fertig have ventured into a terrific, unexplored subject of investigation and made a great start. They’ve succeeded in laying out the issues in a clear, eyebrow-raising manner with great use of numbers ($1 billion and 900 vendors is amazing), the example of an Australian company that hasn’t offered much concrete, verifiable benefit to students, and the lovely case of a Jewish school that shows what real teacher training can do”

“High-end accountability reporting.”

Read Sarah Garland, Jill Barhsay and Beth Fertig’s investigative series at The Hechinger Report and WNYC: 

Millions spent on improving teachers, but little done to make sure …

How an Australian company won the top spot in teacher training in N…

Constant teacher training keeps poor Jewish school performing

How Australians Won Top Spot in Teacher Training