Finalist

Empty Schools, Empty Promises
Investigative Reporting: General News Outlets, Print and Online (Small Staff)

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About the Entry

Kalyn Belsha led the Chicago Reporter’s investigation into Chicago’s mass school closures, and their surprising (and, in many cases, troubling) impacts on families, student achievement, and campus diversity.

Entry Credit

  • Kalyn Belsha, Education Reporter, The Chicago Reporter

Comments from the Judges

“A wonderful example of dedicated and creative investigative reporting.”

“Good topic and lots of good reporting. The reporter worked hard to get data that illustrate main points well in interactive digital formats.”


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