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Daily Journal reporter wins John Swett Award
April 29, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Daily Journal education reporter Heather Murtagh won the John Swett Award for Media Excellence for her 2012 series “Stress of Success: Ready-made families,”the California Teachers Association announced last week.

The award was in the category of community daily and was selected by colleagues in the news media. It is the highest honor the California Teachers Association can bestow upon media professionals for excellence in education reporting, according to the association.

The series shed light on San Mateo County school districts’ struggle with enrollment growth caused by new families who move to the area because of the reputation of its schools.

John Swett, the state superintendent of public instruction from 1863-67, was considered the father of the California public school system and founded the CTA in 1863. This is the 54th year of the award. Murtagh previously won it in 2006 for her “Great Grads” series, now in its eighth year.



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