Finalist

Stars and Struggles: A Las Vegas Elementary School’s Turnaround Efforts
Feature (Small Staff)

Entry Credit

  • Jackie Valley, The Nevada Independent

About the Entry

A close look at a Las Vegas elementary school’s efforts to serve its high-need student population and their families.

Comments from the Judges

“This is the kind of reporting most education reporters would probably like to do — but rarely have a chance to. Jackie Valley made the most of it. She embedded herself in a Las Vegas elementary school for a year and used the experience to tell compelling stories about people — and to cast light on some of the major issues in education.”

“I appreciate the ambition of this project — it’s rare that you see anyone tackle something as broad as “what does school look like here …  Very moving — in a way I might not expect for a story that’s not tied to any particular tragedy.”

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