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Race and Education Pieces Take Several Education Writers Association Awards

Three series examining issues of race and segregation in K-12 schools were among the winners Wednesday night in the Education Writers Association national awards. Meanwhile, the organization’s top award, the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Reporting, went to Brian M. Rosenthal for his series for the Houston Chronicle exposing how state bureaucrats devised a system to limit the number of children with disabilities who could be enrolled in special education.