Finalist

Underqualified and Inexperienced: AZ’s Teacher Crisis
Data Journalism

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About the Entry

This package by The Arizona Republic takes a close look at the numbers behind Arizona’s shortage of qualified teachers, as well as districts’ reliance on a state program authorizing alternative credentials to newcomers to the profession.

Entry Credit

  • Ricardo Cano, Education Reporter, The Arizona Republic

Comments from the Judges

“This made my data-loving heart sing. The painstaking effort it took for one reporter to comb through and manually enter key data to show just exactly where inexperienced teachers are is amazing.”

“Outstanding, months-long reporting to collect teacher qualification info from every district in the state.”

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