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For the third consecutive year, The Hechinger Report has been honored with National Awards for Education writing from the Education Writers Association. Our brand of solutions-oriented, in-depth writing about education has been appearing in major publications across the U.S. since May, 2010.

Sara Neufeld
Sarah Carr
Jon Marcus
Sarah Garland
Jill Barshay

Five Report writers are among the winners of the 2012 National Awards for Education Reporting, announced Tuesday by the Education Writers Association.

Sarah Carr won first prize for beat reporting, for stories covering k-12 education in the South. Carr’s stories, which span the topics of school choice, segregation, and teacher effectiveness in Mississippi and Louisiana, have been published by Time and The Atlantic.

Jon Marcus shared the second prize in the same category, for comprehensive coverage of higher education. Marcus’s work frequently appears in Time, CNN Money, and NBC News.

Sara Neufeld, a contributing writer for The Hechinger Report was awarded a special citation for her collaboration with the NJ Spotlight and WNYC for “A Promise To Renew in Newark,” a series examining a the turnaround attempts of a low-performing school in New Jersey.

Sarah Garland and Jill Barshay were also awarded a special citation for their investigative reporting project “Teaching the Teachers NYC,” a series with Beth Fertig of WNYC that examined the ongoing professional development of teachers in New York City.

The 62 winning entries, selected from hundreds of submissions, recognize the best education journalism produced by print, radio, and online media outlets in the country.

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