Each year, contest judges select one piece of coverage from among the first prize winners as the recipient of EWA’s top prize, the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting. Named for the late New York Times education editor Fred M. Hechinger, the award includes a cash prize of $10,000.
View the list of previous Hechinger Grand Prize winners.
Per EWA’s bylaws, the board officers are empowered to act as a steering committee and to take emergency action between meetings of the board. Such action must be presented at the next board meeting for review and ratification.
This committee oversees membership strategy, policy and engagement; identifies members for leadership positions; and nominates board officers. The Membership and Nominating Committee is the go-to committee for Strategic Goal 2: Attract new members and deepen membership engagement among priority segments of education news content producers.
This committee works with staff on strategy for raising revenue to maintain and grow the organization and oversees the management and reporting of the organization’s finances. The Finance Committee leads our work in pursuit of Strategic Goal 4: Ensure organizational and financial health to sustain programs.
Organization: Education Week
Greg Toppo is the author of two books on education, “The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter” (St. Martin’s Press, 2015), and “The Trust Machine,”co-authored with educator James Tracy, looking at how AI, automation and machine learning are changing the American high school (forthcoming in 2020 from MIT Press). A former senior editor at Inside Higher Ed, he was previously the national education reporter at USA Today from 2002 to 2018, and at The Associated Press from 2000 to 2002. A graduate of St.
Under the bylaws of the Education Writers Association, the EWA Board of Directors “shall establish policy for the organizations and shall oversee the operation of a program for the advancement of public understanding of education through the communications media and to further the state of the art of education journalism.”
In January of 2019, Nudelman became the new Executive Director of the American Democracy Project at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The project involves 260 public four-year member institutions, representing more than a million undergraduate students, and supports member campuses in programming that creates informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. In 2003, while working at The New York Times, Nudelman partnered with George Mehaffy and a group of AASCU provosts in creating the American Democracy Project. She remained a thought partner and collaborator from the project’s inception as the program grew and developed.