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Wisconsin Reporter Wins Top Education Writers' Award

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Robert A. Frahm of the Journal Times in Racine, Wis., was awarded the 1983 National Education Reporting Awards' grand prize last week for his series on minorities in the classroom.

The prize, which was awarded in Philadelphia by the Education Writers Association, is accompanied by a $1,000 award.

The association also awarded first-prize awards in 14 categories.

In the category for newspapers with circulations under 75,000, the following awards were presented: Catherine Gabe of the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa, for breaking news; Laura A. Mercer of the Star-News Newspapers in Wilmington, N.C., for a feature on illiteracy; Mr. Frahm in the series category for his articles on minorities; Leslie Linthicum of the Albuquerque Tribune, for an investigative article on undercover agents in schools; and Larry Hayes of the Journal-Gazette in Fort Wayne, Ind., for an opinion piece on Indiana's schools.

In the category for newspapers with circulations over 75,000, the following writers received awards: Carol Morello, Marie McCullough, Kate Phillips, Tom Williams, Marilyn Adams, Ellen Rosen, and Jay Gallagher of the Times-Union in Rochester, N.Y., for a breaking-news story on the fatal stabbing of a city teacher; Ned Temko of the Christian Science Monitor in Boston for a feature on Soviet schools and the computer age; Jay Mathews of The Washington Post's Los Angeles bureau for a feature on retraining displaced workers; William Nottingham, Robert Hooker, and Dave Scheiber of the St. Petersburg Times, for an investigative report on football in Florida; and Daniel Da-vidson of the Times Union in Albany, for an opinion essay.

In the category "magazines with national circulation," Cherrill A. Anson of Changing Times in Washington, D.C., won for a story entitled, "Are Your Kids Learning To Think?" For magazines with a local circulation, Madeleine Blais of Tropic Magazine, the Miami Herald's Sunday magazine, won for a story entitled, "A State of Acuteness."

In the category, "special interest, institutional/trade," Marilee Rist, Jerome Kramer, and Gregg Downey of The American School Board Journal in Washington, D.C., won for a story on merit pay for teachers.

And in the television category, Doug Bruckner and David Kirkland of K-NBC News in Burbank, Calif., won for a story on Los Angeles's top teachers.

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