Finalist

The Portfolio Model
Single-Topic News or Feature: General News Outlets, Print and Online (Small Staff)

About the Entry

Chalkbeat won kudos from judges for its in-depth series about the rising influence and power of a network of organizations pushing public school districts to outsource school management - especially of low-performing schools - to charters.

Entry Credit

  • Matt Barnum, Reporter, Chalkbeat
  • Dylan Peers McCoy, Reporter, Chalkbeat
  • Laura Kebede, Reporter, Chalkbeat

Comments from the Judges

“This series synthesized a large amount of research, seamlessly stitching together multiple (controversial) reform-y ideas. Chronicling the efforts of multiple cities, while talking with key players in those cities, revealed the struggles and the power-plays happening in the world of school intervention and turnaround.”

“Interesting look at the portfolio model, the kind of reforms I see emerging in other areas of the country.”

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