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Policy Watch journalists win national award for charter school series

Posted By Rob Schofield On April 7, 2014 @ 3:32 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

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!


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[3] Education Writers Association: http://www.ewa.org/

[4] “‘A factory of excellence’?”: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/category/a-factory-of-excellence/

[5] by clicking here: http://www.ewa.org/stand-alone-feature-education-orgs-and-experts

[6] Breaking: troubled Charlotte charter school StudentFirst to close next week : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/04/03/breaking-troubled-charlotte-charter-school-studentfirst-to-close-next-week/

[7] QEA, Winston-Salem charter school, continues out-of-state basketball recruiting : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/04/22/qea-winston-salem-charter-school-continues-out-of-state-basketball-recruiting/

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