First Prize

Advanced Placement

Source: The Baltimore Sun

Maryland Schools Have Been Leader in Advanced Placement, But Results Are Mixed

Judges’ Comments

“Strong data analysis of a timely topic, provides a clear and compelling picture of how expanded AP is playing out in the state. The contrasting characters of Josh and Destiny help readers understand the issue on a personal level. Smooth and engaging writing.”

“Engaging story, sharp reporting, compelling narrative, eye-opening details. The time and care that went into this story is obvious. It shines an important light on the nuances of a would-be solution. All around well done.”