Finalist

Seclusion Rooms in Oklahoma Schools
Single Topic News or Feature: General News Outlets, Print and Online (Small Staff)

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About the Entry

Jennifer Palmer of Oklahoma Watch reported on how some public schools in the state have used controversial isolation rooms to manage children with behavioral issues, despite pushback from parents and even legal action.

Entry Credit

  • Jennifer Palmer, Reporter, Oklahoma Watch

Comments From the Judges

“Fascinating issue. Well written. Well reported.”

“Well-written story with plenty of parent voices… Good use of data …and good reporter instinct to not rely on unreliable numbers.”

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