Philadelphia Inquirer wins Pulitzer for education reporting

    It’s a big day for the news industry. Pulitzer Prize winners were announced at 3:05 p.m. today, and there’s a much-deserving local team among them.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer’s education reporters have won a Pulitzer Prize for their “Assault on Learning” series published last year.

    The seven-part investigative series examined violence in Philadelphia’s public schools from every angle — the students partaking in it, the teachers experiencing, the police officers battling it and the administration’s response.It was a well-rounded, interesting look into a school district that’s been struggling in more ways than one.The team beat out coverage by the Miami Herald and New York Times.

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