Finalist

In DC, Teachers Run the Jail. It’s Turning Inmates Into Students.
Feature (Small Newsroom)

Entry Credit

  • Rebecca Koenig, EdSurge

About the Entry

Rebecca Koenig’s solutions-based story showed readers the surprising things that are happening in the special learning wing of a DC jail, where some inmates live and test educational pilot programs.

Comments from the Judges

“The story’s impact is impressive, bringing attention and resources to a program that has demonstrated effectiveness.”

“I was impressed by the obstacles overcome to report this story: the noise inside the jail, how challenging it must have been to gain the inmates’ trust.”

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EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting.​