2018 Beat Reporting (Medium Staff) Finalist: Erin Einhorn

Erin Einhorn | Chalkbeat Detroit

About the Entry

Erin Einhorn’s diligent and thoughtful beat reporting on Detroit’s schools revealed many surprising truths such as the widespread use of inadequate textbooks and the shockingly large number — and troubling educational impacts — of students who move to new schools.

Comments from the Judges

“Great writing and reporting on student mobility — puts you there with the kids. Terrific exposé on the state aid for homeschoolers.”

“The curriculum misalignment story has a good lead and is populated with good quotes as well as detail — a thorough job on an audit release event. With the teacher training piece, she tackles a major issue thoroughly and fills it with scenes and characters.”