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Winners Announced for EWA’s 2012 National Awards for Education Reporting

They exposed an epidemic of truancy in Chicago Public Schools, followed veterans trading the battlefield for college classrooms, and dug deep into the hazing death of a drum major at a Florida university. Others challenged conventional wisdom on how struggling students are taught to write, mined data to reveal inequities in high school graduation rates, and raised the bar for public discourse on critical issues from preschool to post-graduate education.

The winners of EWA’s 2012 National Awards for Education Reporting –announced today –  are impressive for both the breadth and depth of their reporting, but also for the impact their work has ha had at the local, state, and national level.

EWA reorganized its contest this year to better reflect the makeup of the modern newsrooms, and also added new categories for work produced by education-only news outlets, nonprofit organizations, and think tanks. Over at EdMedia Commons we have the full list of winners, along with links to their work and comment from our diverse panel of judges.

All of the first-place winners are now in the running for the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting. EWA will announce the winner at our 66th National Seminar at Stanford University, May 2-4. The theme is “Creativity Counts: Innovation in Education and the Media.” You can register here.


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