IASB, Illinois Press Association to Present Cole Award for 2020
Date PostedJanuary 12, 2021
The Robert M. Cole Award, named for the first full-time executive director of the Illinois Association of School Boards, recognizes outstanding coverage of education issues that emphasize the community’s connection with its local public school district. Judges evaluate entries for contribution to public understanding of local school governance and support for effective dialogue that helps the community and school board define major public policy issues. Judging criteria also include enterprise, depth of reporting, and clarity of writing.
The Cole Awards for coverage in 2019 went to Lyndsay Jones of the Champaign News-Gazette and Shea Lazansky for the Oswego Ledger-Sentinel.