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Policy Watch journalists win national award for charter school series

SarahOvaska-100x147 [1]RickyLeung-100x147 [2]NC Policy Watch Reporter Sarah Ovaska and New Media Director Ricky Leung were recognized today by the Washington, DC-based Education Writers Association [3] for their outstanding series on a troubled charter school in Winston-Salem.  The two journalists were awarded second prize in the category of “Stand-Alone Feature” written by “Education Organizations and Experts” for their series “‘A factory of excellence’?” [4] which documented the troubling history and practices of Quality Education Academy — a public charter school that built a champion basketball team by recruiting young athletes from all over the world and engaging in a variety of high-questionable practices.

Read the series by clicking here [4] and read the EWA recognition by clicking here [5].

Congratulations Sarah and Ricky!