Kudos to the Chicago Sun-Times' editorial page writer, Kate Grossman, on being named First Prize for opinion journalists by the national Education Writers Association (and to any other Chicago outlets that won).
You guys already know what a big fan I am of Grossman's work. I've written about it several times. She reports columns on her own (in addition to using material uncovered by the paper's beat reporters) and calls "foul" against whomever most deserves it at any particular time. I don't always agree with her, but I appreciate her independence and her willingness to take on both City Hall and others when they over-promise, try to deceive us, etc.
She won for these pieces in particular: CPS Should Close Schools Over Two Years; What a ‘Half-Empty’ School Really Looks Like; Up to 47,500 Kids in School Shake-Ups; The Hollow Promise of a Better School.Read more about the EWA award here, or tell us what you like or don't like about her work in comments.
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