The Heavy Price of Policing Students

ProPublica, Chicago Tribune investigation into police ticketing students at school brings calls for end to the practice, new legislation on school discipline policies. (EWA Radio Episode 324)

Photo credit: Laila Milevski/ProPublica

Reporters Jodi S. Cohen and Jennifer Smith Richards share the backstory to their blockbuster investigation into Illinois police ticketing students at schools for minor infractions, a practice costing them seat time and their families thousands of dollars in fines. 

The joint series for ProPublica and the Chicago Tribune won this year’s Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting in EWA’s National Awards for Education Reporting.

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