Finalist

Los Angeles Unified School District’s iPads Program
Broadcast
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Source: KPCC

Hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles Unified students were going to receive iPads as part of a multimillion-dollar technology rollout – at least that was the plan.

Comments from the Judges:

“It’s immediately clear that the [the team behind this entry] did a HUGE amount of legwork, really impressive.  … [T]his is obviously really, really good reporting and investigative work. … Amazing how the KPCC reporting really triggered the FBI investigation so clearly.  This is why investigative journalism is so important. … Gilbertson stayed on top of all the developments, clearly knows the ins and outs of the story at this point. … Reporter dealing with a lot of issues that could sound like inside baseball, but she does a very nice job of making them relatable and understandable for a general audience.”

EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2016 National Awards for Education Reporting.