Finalist

The Challenges of Identifying Dyslexia in Students
General News Outlet (Medium Staff)
SINGLE-TOPIC NEWS OR FEATURE

Source: MindShift at KQED

When kids struggle with reading because of learning differences like dyslexia, school can be a discouraging experience.

Comments from the Judges:

“Wonderfully blends science with classroom experience and family struggles to tell an undertold story on an important subject. It’s rare to see education reporters incorporate science into their writing so effectively and clearly.”

“This fine series on a critical topic weaves science, people and policy/bureaucratic hurdles together in accessible stories. I like the blend of experts and families. Korbey has an ear for strong quotes.”

“I laud the author for diving deeply into an underreported topic. The writing is a notch above, and the [interviews of] families and teachers … are insightful.”

EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.