The Spencer Fellowship in Education Reporting, headquartered at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is dedicated to supporting long-form reporting that deepens and enhances the public’s understanding of education. Four fellows spend the academic year at Columbia University studying with scholars in disciplines that enrich their project, and with mentors in the Journalism School.

Read the published work of our past Spencer Fellows:

Milwaukee's voucher verdict by Erin Richards








The View from Room 205 by Linda Lutton









Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)






Greg Toppo




Scoring errors
(2013 SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award – Non-Deadline Reporting)

Maryland’s mixed record on Advanced Placement tests

(First Prize Winner – Large Newsroom, Education Writers Association)

by Liz Bowie






Download The Long Game Press Release (Logo by Todd Hoffman – Photo by Kate McGee, KUT News)

Divided We Fail
 “Mind the Gap” is a 2010 Peabody winner.
Hope Against Hope

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