2017

AERA Awards for Excellence in Education Research

Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research: Matt Barnum

Colorado Press Association

Best Website – First Place: Chalkbeat Colorado

Best Series – Second Place: Jeffco School Closures (Yesenia Robles)

Education Writers Association Awards

Beat Reporting – Winner: Erin Einhorn, Chalkbeat Detroit

Single-Topic News or Feature – Winner: The Portfolio Model (Matt Barnum, Laura Faith Kebede, Dylan Peers McCoy)

Investigative Reporting – Finalist: The Broken Promise of Indiana’s Online Schools (Shaina Cavazos)

Best in Indiana Journalism (SPJ Indiana)

Coverage of Children’s Issues – Second Place: Preschool expansion in Indiana (Shaina Cavazos)

Education Reporting – Second Place: Dylan Peers McCoy

Coverage of Minority Issues – Third Place: Newcomer School (Dylan Peers McCoy)

Investigative Reporting – Third Place: Indiana Online Charter Schools (Shaina Cavazos)

Excellence in Journalism (SPJ Detroit)

General News – First Place: How Detroit’s splintered school system makes it more difficult to educate children (Erin Einhorn)

Feature Story – Third Place: An inside look at school transformation efforts in Detroit (Erin Einhorn)

Green Eyeshade Awards (SPJ Southeastern US)

Non-Deadline Reporting – Second Place: Meet the Memphis educator leading the charge to take down her city’s Confederate monuments (Laura Faith Kebede)

Top of the Rockies (SPJ Region 9)

Education: Enterprise Reporting – First Place: Life in a child care desert: What one Denver neighborhood can teach us about solving a national problem (Ann Schimke, Yesenia Robles)

Education: General Reporting – First Place: Inside the rocky rollout of Denver Public Schools’ new school closure policy (Melanie Asmar)

Education: Enterprise Reporting – Second Place: Jeffco Public Schools suspended an average of four young students a day last year — and district officials are paying attention (Ann Schimke)

Education: General Reporting – Second Place: What a dearth of teachers means for a school in a one-stoplight Colorado town (Nicholas Garcia)

General Website Excellence – Third Place: Chalkbeat Colorado


2016

Education Writers Association Awards

Ronald Moskowitz Prize for Outstanding Beat Reporting: Erin Einhorn, Chalkbeat Detroit

Beat Reporting – Winner: Erin Einhorn, Chalkbeat Detroit

Beat Reporting – Finalist: Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado

Best in Indiana Journalism (SPJ Indiana)

Coverage of Minority Issues – Third Place & Features Writing – Third Place: The end of busing in Indianapolis: 35 years later, a more segregated school system calls it quits (Shaina Cavazos)

Top of the Rockies (SPJ Region 9)

Education: General Reporting – Second Place: Why Aurora Public Schools wants to kick this online charter school out (Nicholas Garcia)

Politics: Enterprise Reporting – Second Place: State board met illegally with commissioner (Nicholas Garcia)

Education: Enterprise Reporting – Third Place: For a longtime Denver charter school, one more chance at rebirth (Melanie Asmar)


2015

Education Writers Association Awards

Ronald Moskowitz Prize for Outstanding Beat Reporting: Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat New York

Beat Reporting – Winner: Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat New York

Investigative Reporting – Finalist: Colorado’s First School-by-School Immunization Database (Ann Schimke)

Best in Indiana Journalism (SPJ Indiana)

Non-Deadline Story or Series – First Place: Lost in Translation (Shaina Cavazos, Hayleigh Colombo, Scott Elliott, Stephanie Wang – IndyStar, Eric Weddle – WFYI)

Education Reporting – First Place: The basics of school funding: Difficulty defining fairness (Scott Elliott)

Journalism Website – Second Place: Chalkbeat Indiana

Education Reporting – Third Place: Rich school, poor school: IPS push to even out funding could bring big changes (Dylan Peers McCoy)

Investigative Reporting – Third Place: School offered $100 rewards for new students (Hayleigh Colombo)


2014

Education Writers Association Awards

Investigative Reporting – Winner: The revolving schoolhouse door: Principal turnover in Denver, investigated (Monique Collins, Sarah Glen, Kate Schimel)

Single-Topic News or Feature – Finalist: A Promise Unfulfilled at Manual High School (Nicholas Garcia, Alan Gottlieb, Kate Schimel)

Best in Indiana Journalism (SPJ Indiana)

Coverage of Minority Issues – First Place: Tough discipline at state takeover schools falls more heavily on minority children (Shaina Cavazos, Scott Elliott)

Education Reporting – First Place: Key learning community aims to rekindle past glory (Scott Elliott)

Coverage of Minority Issues – Second Place: Washington Township embraces International Baccalaureate to help serve English language learners (Shaina Cavazos)

Education Reporting – Second Place: Indiana superintendent hoping film will launch an education movement (Hayleigh Colombo)


2013

Education Writers Association Awards

Single-Topic News or Feature – Second Prize: Education Issues in NYC Mayor’s Race (Philissa Cramer, Sarah Darville, Geoffrey Decker, Patrick Wall)


2011

Education Writers Association Awards

Journalism Blogging – Second Prize: GothamSchools (Chris Arp, Jessica Campbell, Philissa Cramer, Rachel Cromidas, Sarah Darville, Geoffrey Decker, Elizabeth Green, Anna Phillips, Maura Walz)


2010

Education Writers Association Awards

Journalism Blogging – First Prize: GothamSchools (Philissa Cramer, Kim Gittleson, Elizabeth Green, Anna Phillips, Maura Walz)

Community Blogging – First Prize: Classroom Tales: A Diary, GothamSchools (Ruben Brosbe, Philissa Cramer)


2009

Education Writers Association Awards

Blogs – First Prize: GothamSchools (Philissa Cramer, Elizabeth Green, Anna Phillips, Maura Walz)