Mackenzie Ryan of Florida Today
“Thorough, clear, well-written and detailed reporting on complex issues such as purchasing, school grades and class size in Florida.”
“Mackenzie Ryan’s story about a transitional kindergarten program described parent anxiety over major life-altering decisions with little information. Another about recessionary budget-cutting included an interesting observation about the human element — comfort with risk — that informs bureaucratic decision-making. And her take on discipline was transparent and balanced, careful to disclose that students in her story who had been disciplined had misbehaved.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.