The Education Writers Association has honored the Center for Public Integrity's Susan Ferriss this week with a first-place prize in the 2012 National Awards for Education Reporting, in the category of Investigative Reporting in a Medium Newsroom.
The series of pieces, by Ferriss, Krissy Clark, KQED and Vanessa Romo, KPCC, examined how students were being disciplined in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
"Great persistence. Great find. Great narratives of children caught up in system," wrote the judges.
The 62 winning entries in the contest were chosen from among hundreds of submissions. Winners will be honored at EWA’s National Seminar, to be held May 2-4 at Stanford University.
Read the series:
- Los Angeles moves haltingly toward ending fines for truancy
- School discipline debate reignited by new Los Angeles data
- Los Angeles students protest school police citations that hit blacks, Latinos
- Los Angeles school police citations draw federal scrutiny
- L.A. school police, district agree to rethink court citations of students
- Los Angeles school police chief rethinking discipline policy
- Los Angeles school police still ticketing thousands of young students