2016 Investigative Reporting for Magazines/Weeklies Winner
Benjamin Herold (Staff Writer) and Arianna Prothero (Staff Writer) | Education Week
About the Entry
With growing evidence that many of the nation’s cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic and management problems, an Education Week team conducted a months-long investigation into this niche sector of K-12 schooling.
Comments from the Judges
“Fantastic project on an urgent, underreported subject. This was not an easy story to chase or get, and they appear to have covered all angles with laudable tenacity and thoroughness.”
“Ed Week blows it out with the best reporting I have seen on cyber charters. And their timing is impeccable.”