Catalyst wins national reporting award

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Deputy Editor Sarah Karp and Data & Research Editor John Myers have won first place in the Education Writers Association’s 2009 National Awards for Education Reporting, the country’s most prestigious competition for education journalism. Karp and Myers won for “Reaching Black Boys,” our May/June 2009 issue of In Depth, which reported on the widespread use of harsh discipline against African-American boys in Chicago Public Schools, and the impact on their education. Karp and Myers won in the special interest/trade publication category. Scott Stephens, from our sister publication Catalyst Ohio, won a second-place prize in the beat reporting category.