2015 Single-Topic News or Feature for Print/Online (Medium Staff) Finalist: Holly Korbey

Holly Korbey | Mindshift at KQED

When kids struggle with reading because of learning differences like dyslexia, school can be a discouraging experience.

Comments from the Judges:

“Wonderfully blends science with classroom experience and family struggles to tell an undertold story on an important subject. It’s rare to see education reporters incorporate science into their writing so effectively and clearly.”

“This fine series on a critical topic weaves science, people and policy/bureaucratic hurdles together in accessible stories. I like the blend of experts and families. Korbey has an ear for strong quotes.”

“I laud the author for diving deeply into an underreported topic. The writing is a notch above, and the [interviews of] families and teachers … are insightful.”