Blog: The Educated Reporter

Single-Topic News, Series or Feature in Broadcast: Second Prize—”Charters & Choices”

Judge Comments:

“I appreciate that the pieces sprung from a common assumption, found data that seemed to complicate that assumption, and then drilled down in search of explanations. This series is also very nicely written and produced.”

“Kudos to Fertig and Willens for trying to get at the bottom of the “pushout” accusations public schools bring against neighborhood charters. An important and less covered issue, worthy of attention. Good use of voices of people who have skin in this game, from parents and kids to administrators.  Nice data-driven reporting work.”

Listen to the series on charter schools and school choice by Beth Fertig and Patricia Willen on SchoolBook and WNYC.