Is California Saving Higher Education?
Single Topic News (Midsize Newsroom)
- Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
- Felicia Mello, CalMatters
About the Entry
Jon Marcus and Felicia Mello produced a comprehensive and sharply analytical story about the various approaches to higher education’s most challenging problems that are working – and not working – in California.
Comments from the Judges
“This story is incredibly well-written.The reporters took on a daunting task: Capture dozens of higher education policies the state of California is experimenting with, weigh each of them with data, personal stories and research, and then … hold the readers’ attention for 3,600 words.”
“This is a powerful, original and important story. Jon Marcus has used his expertise and knowledge of deep problems in higher education to bring a solutions-based approach to reporting on some of the biggest educational crises the nation faces.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting.