Awards

Throughout the years, our work has been honored with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including several Education Writers’ Association awards, five Cine Golden Eagles, four Hugo Awards, three Emmy nominations, and two Peabody Awards.

Here’s a complete list of our award-winning programs (download the list).

2014 National Awards for Education Reporting - First Place
REBIRTH: New Orleans

2010 National Awards for Education Reporting - Second Place
“Small Schools, Big Reforms”

2010: National Awards for Education Reporting - Special Citation
Beat Reporting: Learning Matters and PBS NewsHour

2010: Cine Golden Eagle Award
“Leadership: A Challenging Course”

Michelle Rhee in Washington, DC | Paul Vallas in New Orleans

2009: National Awards for Education Reporting - First Place
“Leadership: A Challenging Course”

2008: National Awards for Education Reporting - Second Place
“Leadership: A Challenging Course”

Benjamin Fine Awards - Honorable Mention
John Merrow

2008: Telly Awards
“Lessons of War”

2007: Emmy Nomination
“The Turnaround Specialist”

2007: Bellwether Award
Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk

2007: National Awards for Education Reporting - Second Place
Lessons of War

2007: Chicago International Television Awards - Silver Plaque
Turnaround Specialist”

2006: Cine Golden Eagle Award
Turnaround Specialist: Part 2

2006: Harvard GSE Alumni Council - Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education
John Merrow

2006: Peabody Award
Listen Up!
Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet

2006: Seoul International Film Festival - Juror’s Special Award
Listen Up!
Rapping at Fear

2006: Kids First! Best Awards - Nomination
Listen Up!
Rapping at Fear

2006: Kids First! Best Awards - Nomination
Listen Up!
A Divided City

2005: Chicago International Television Awards - Silver Hugo
First to Worst

2005: Chicago International Television Awards - Certificate of Merit
Continuing Coverage of the No Child Left Behind Act

2005: Emmy Nomination
“Disappearing Dropouts”

2005: Cine Golden Eagle Award
Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk

2005: National Awards for Education Reporting - Second Place
“Survival of the Fittest” (New York Times/Education Life)

2005: National Awards for Education Reporting - First Place
Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk

2004: Cine Golden Eagle Award
First to Worst

2004: International Reading Association - Broadcast Media for Television Award
“Reading First”

2004: National Awards for Education Reporting - First Place
Continuing Coverage of the No Child Left Behind Act

2003: Alan V Davies Soaring Pine Award
John Merrow

2003: National Awards for Education Reporting First Place
Public Schools Inc.

2002: National Awards for Education Reporting - First Place
Testing our Schools”

2001: National Awards for Education Reporting - First Place
“Making the Grade”

2001: Great Plains Film Festival - Best Youth Media
Listen Up!
“Smashing the Myth”

2000: Board on Children, Youth, and Families - Recognition
John Merrow

2000: Chicago International Television Awards - Gold Hugo
School Sleuth: The Case of an Excellent School

2000: Peabody Award
School Sleuth: The Case of an Excellent School

2000: James L. Fisher Award
John Merrow

2000: National Awards for Education Reporting - First Place
“School Sleuth: The Case of an Excellent School”

1999: National Awards for Education Reporting - First Place
Teacher Shortage: False Alarm?

1998: National Awards for Education Reporting - Special Citation
“Lost in Translation: Latinos, School, and Society”

1998: Chicago International Television Competition - Silver Plaque
“Lost in Translation: Latinos, School, and Society”

1997: International Reading Association - Broadcast Media for Television Award
“Early Learning”

1997: Western Psychological Association Film Festival - Certificate of Merit
ADD: A Dubious Diagnosis

1997: National Awards for Education Reporting - Second Place
School Crusade: The Reality

1996: Benjamin Fine Award
John Merrow (Education Week)

1996: Center for Education Reform Media Award - First Place
John Merrow (Education Week)

1996: National Awards for Education Reporting - Second Place
“Early Learning”

1995: Pacer Center Leadership Award
John Merrow

1995: National Awards for Education Reporting - First Place
ADD: A Dubious Diagnosis

1994: Cine Golden Eagle Award
Caught in the Crossfire”

1994: NABJ Journalism Award
Caught in the Crossfire

1992: National Awards for Education Reporting - First Place
Failing Forward

1992 - 13th Annual ACE Awards - Nominee
Learning Matters with John Merrow

1988: Kohl International Prize for Exemplary Teaching - Media Award
John Merrow

1988: Women at Work Broadcast Awards - Special Commendation
“New Teachers Series”

1986: Bronze Cindy Award
“Adolescent Pregnancy & Sex Education”

1985: Ohio State Award - Achievement of Merit
“Your Children, Our Children”

1985: American Film Festival, New York City - Honorable Mention
“Who is School For? (Your Children, Our Children)”

1985: American Film Festival, New York City - Honorable Mention
“Part Time Work, Part Time School (Your Children, Our Children)”

1985: National Council on Family Relations Family Life Film Award - Co-Winner
“Subject: Sex (Your Children, Our Children)”

1984: National Association of School Psychologists - Presidential Commendation
John Merrow

1984: Television Academy Community Service Award - Finalist
“Life & Death”

1984: Women at Work Broadcast Awards - Second Place
Television Public Affairs/ Documentary

1984: Emmy Nomination
“Your Children, Our Children”

1982: Odyssey Institute Media Award
“Options in Education: Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice”

1981: George Polk Award
John Merrow

1981: American Bar Association Certificate of Merit
“Race Against Time: School Desegregation”

1981: Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award - Honorable Mention
“Race Against Time: School Desegregation”

1980: New York State Bar Association Award
John Merrow

1980: Odyssey Institute Media Award - National Feature
“Options in Education: America’s Children”

1979: International Reading Association Media Award
John Merrow

1979: Clarion Award
“College Today: Women’s Colleges”

1976: Charles Stewart Mott Award - First Place
“Options in Education”

1974: CASE Media Award - First Place
“Options in Education”

1974: National Council for the Advancement of Education Writing Award - First Place
John Merrow

National Association of State Education Dept. Information Officers - Award of Distinction for Education Communication
“Options in Education”

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