Los Angeles Times won the Associated Press Media Editors First
Amendment Sweepstakes Award on Thursday for "Grading the Teachers," a
groundbreaking analysis of public school test scores that showed good
teachers make a measurable difference in the classroom but often go
unrecognized and unrewarded.
Sweepstakes Award is APME's top honor recognizing First Amendment work
and was chosen from among three winners announced in July. The others
were The Salt Lake Tribune and The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press.
The Times also won awards for public service and online convergence.
is an association of editors at AP's 1,400 member newspapers in the
U.S. and newspapers served by the Canadian Press in Canada. The First
Amendment Sweepstakes Award was presented at the group's annual
conference in Denver.