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2006 Winners of National Awards for Education Reporting Announced

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2006 Winners of National Awards for Education Reporting Announced

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The Education Writers Association has announced the winners of their annual awards for the best education reporting from around the country. The awards will be presented on May 5 at a dinner in Los Angeles, where the best of the winners will be awarded The Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting.

Below is a full list of the winners in the newspapers category.

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I. Newspapers under 100,000 Circulation

A. Breaking or Hard News-- First prize: Ben Finley, Harry Yanoshak and Jo Ciavaglia, Bucks County Courier Times, "Tyrone Lewis Graduation"

B. Feature, News Feature or Issue Package-- First Prize: Todd Spivack, Houston Press, "Cut Short"-- Second Prize: Catherine Ann Velasco, Herald News, "Cyberbullied"-- Special Citation: Beth Slovic, Willamette Week, "Illegal Scholar"-- Special Citation: Margaret Downing, Houston Press, "Opt In, Opt Out"-- Special Citation: Kelly Cramer, New Times Broward/Palm Beach, "FCAT Scratch Fever"

C. Series or Group of Articles?-- First Prize: Stu Whitney, Argus Leader, "Sports Transfers Shift Balance in S.D."-- Second Prize: Julie Mack, Kalamazoo Gazette, "The Promise"-- Special Citation: Jennifer Torres, The Record, "A Future in the Fields?"

D. Investigative Reporting-- First Prize: Kristen Hinman, Riverfront Times, "Vashon High School Series"-- Second Prize: Ryan Gabrielson, East Valley Tribune, "District Let Years of Misconduct Slide"-- Special Citation: Chad Livengood, Jackson Citizen Patriot, "Felon Kept Job After Principal Got Notice"

E. Opinion-- Special Citation: Jane Nicholes, Press-Register, "Struggling School Board"

?II. Newspapers over 100,000 Circulation

A. Breaking or Hard News-- First Prize: Susan Snyder, Martha Woodall, Kellie Patrick, Kristen Graham, Keith Herbert, Jennifer Moroz, Nancy Phillips, Terry Bitman, Melanie Burney, Thomas Ginsberg, Dan Hardy, Todd Mason, Alletta Emeno, Dylan Purcell, Philadelphia Inquirer, "Amish Schoolhouse Murders"-- Second Prize: Daniel Golden, Zachary Seward and Steve Stecklow, The Wall Street Journal, "The Fall of Larry Summers"

B. Feature, News Feature or Issue Package-- First Prize: Stephanie Banchero, Chicago Tribune, "The Education of John Cobbins"-- Second Prize: Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune, "The Graduate"-- Special Citation: Ron Matus, St. …

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