First Prize

Visualizing Chicago’s Changing Public School Landscape
Data Journalism

Source: WBEZ-Chicago Public Radio

How Chicago’s school choice system is tracking kids into separate high schools based on achievement

Comments from the Judges:

“This package from WBEZ makes powerful use of data to show the effects of Chicago’s school choice policies. The reporting makes clear the depth of the sorting and the effect it is having on schools, students and even neighborhoods. The reporting goes as far as to show how the changes are even creating a system of sorting at grammar schools as well, and addresses issues of race, class and educational access.”