Finalist

Rewarding Failure: An Education Week Investigation of the Cyber Charter Industry
Investigative Reporting: Magazines and Weeklies

 

About the Entry

With growing evidence that many of the nation’s cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic and management problems, an Education Week team conducted a months-long investigation into this niche sector of K-12 schooling.  

Entry Credit

  • Benjamin Herold, Staff Writer, Education Week
  • Arianna Prothero, Staff Writer, Education Week

Comments from the Judges

“Fantastic project on an urgent, underreported subject. This was not an easy story to chase or get, and they appear to have covered all angles with laudable tenacity and thoroughness.”

“Ed Week blows it out with the best reporting I have seen on cyber charters. And their timing is impeccable.”

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