LEARNING MATTERS WINS 1ST PLACE EWA AWARD
Best Television Documentary/ Feature: “Leadership: A Challenging Course”
New York, NY, March 11, 2010 – Learning Matters is proud to announce that The Education Writers Association (EWA), the national professional association of education reporters and writers, has awarded Learning Matters and its producers John Merrow, David Wald, Jane Renaud, Cat McGrath, Valerie Visconti and Tania McKeown First Prize for Best Television Documentary/ Feature for “Leadership: A Challenging Course” in the 2009 National Awards for Education Reporting, the prestigious national competition for education journalism.
“Leadership: A Challenging Course” is an ongoing report, airing on “PBS NewsHour”, where education correspondent John Merrow follows both novice superintendent Michelle Rhee in her first two years leading Washington, DC’s troubled public schools, and veteran superintendent Paul Vallas’ efforts to create a new school system in a city struggling to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina.
This is the 16th EWA award for Learning Matters. John Merrow will accept the First Place Award at the awards luncheon Saturday, May 15 during the Education Writers Association’s 63rd National Seminar being held in San Francisco, California at the Hotel Kabuki.
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