Ready or Not: Are Students From Struggling Cities Ready for College? And Are Colleges Ready for Them?
Feature (Midsize Newsroom)
- Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat
- Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat
About the Entry
Lori Higgins and Patrick Wall turned their attention to the college completion crisis and went beyond the statistics to show readers what the first year of college looks and feels like for low-income students.
- A Newark Student Dreams of Completing College. But First He Must Survive Summer ‘Boot Camp.’
- ‘I Can Do It’: How Four Detroit Students Hope to Make It Through the Formidable First Year of College
- ‘I Just Have to Work Hard for It.’ As Detroit Students Settle Into Their First Semester of College, These Programs Provide Needed Support
- As More Colleges Experiment With Online Remediation, Some Students Flourish While Many Others Fall Behind
Comments from the Judges
“This extremely well-reported and written package addresses a variety of critical topics on both a local and national scale.”
“Powerful storytelling. (I can) tell the reporters spent a lot of time finding great subjects to follow, spending time with them and their families and getting to know them. (These are) important stories that are difficult to tell, and that demand time and persistence.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting.