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Notebook honored for ‘Big Vision’

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia City Paper named the Notebook as one of its seven "Big Vision" awardees in its annual awards issue. The Notebook was honored for its decade plus of hard work and in-depth, investigative reporting on topics including standardized testing, former superintendent Arlene Ackerman, and the School Reform Commission’s handling of a charter contract for King High School.

Honorable mentions went to Patrick Kerkstra, a frequent contributor to the PlanPhilly and Notebook partnership coverage of school closings as well as two new Philly publications: music magazine JUMP and online publication Flying Kite.

The Notebook‘s partnership work was also featured in a report on the Philadelphia Enterprise Reporting Fund released today from J-Lab. The Notebook‘s work with WHYY/NewsWorks to cover Renaissance Schools and school turnaround was noted as one of the “most robust” projects, publishing dozens of articles and fostering numerous vibrant discussions.

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Thanks to the City Paper for this honor and to all of the Notebook community: staff, editorial and leadership board members, supporters, funders, writers, bloggers, members, interns, and all of our readers! 2011 has been an incredible year and we are grateful for your support.