Catalyst reporting on Reaching Black Boys receives another national award

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“Reaching Black Boys” has won more honors for Sarah Karp and John Myers.
This issue of Catalyst In Depth, published last June, just received a
public service award in the magazine category of the 2009 Sigma Delta
Chi national journalism competition. Earlier, it won the one and only
award that the national Education Writers Association bestows on
specialty and trade publications, and locally it won a Peter Lisagor
award.

“Reaching Black Boys” has won more honors for Sarah Karp and John Myers. This issue of Catalyst In Depth, published last June, just received a public service award in the magazine category of the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi national journalism competition. Earlier, it won the one and only award that the national Education Writers Association bestows on specialty and trade publications, and locally it won a Peter Lisagor award.

A key finding was that suspensions and expulsions are on the rise in the Chicago Public Schools and that African-American males are baring the brunt By keeping students out of school, this practice increases the likelihood they will fail courses and then drop out.