Investigative Reporting: General News Outlets, Print and Online (Small Staff)
About the Entry
David Kidwell investigated the City College of Chicago’s much-touted increase in graduation rates for the Better Government Association, which is a non-profit news and civic engagement organization.
- The Graduates
- City Colleges Union Chief Slaps Administration Over BGA Probe
- Internal Report: City Colleges Awarding Invalid Diplomas In Apprentice Program
- How City Colleges Won A National Minority Achievement Prize With Manipulated Data
- David Kidwell, Special Projects Editor, Better Government Association
Comments from the Judges
“This is fantastic investigative, public service journalism.”
“This excellent investigation of cynical manipulation of data and degree requirements to enhance a 2-year college system’s academic profile … is undergirded by records requests, extensive interviews and sophisticated data analysis.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.