The Education Writers Association has just named their winners of National Awards For Education Reporting, and you can find them — and links to the articles themselves – here. You’ll definitely get some good weekend reading. You can also see links to winners of previous years’ awards here.

At the same time I praise their high-quality selections this year (I’ve had big disagreements with some of their choices in the past), I’ve also got to say that I think they made a big mistake by narrowing their definition this year to exclude independent bloggers like past winner Anthony Cody.