CTA Announces 17 Winning Entries of John Swett Awards Honoring Media Coverage of Education in California

LOS ANGELES – Media stories last year ranging from coverage of the triumphs, challenges and perseverance of educators advocating for the best resources for their students were among the works honored by the California Teachers Association’s (CTA’s) 64th annual John Swett Awards for Media Excellence.

An independent panel of working journalists and media professionals chose seventeen award-winning entries in the prestigious CTA awards contest. The awards honor individuals, publications, websites and broadcast media for their outstanding achievements in reporting and interpreting public education issues during 2022.

“These talented journalists tell the stories of educators fighting for what their students deserve,” said CTA President E. Toby Boyd. “Their outstanding work is based on truth, integrity and justice. We are proud to honor them for their dedication to quality journalism.”

There were 45 entries this year. CTA hosted a reception during the State Council of Education in Los Angeles in their honor. The award is named in honor of the founder of CTA, who was California’s fourth superintendent of public instruction and a crusader for public education. Here are the 17 John Swett Award-winning entries, with links to many of these outstanding works:


Metropolitan Daily 

Weekly or Semi-Weekly

Journals, Magazines, Special Publications and Websites



The 310,000-member California Teachers Association is affiliated with the 3 million-member National Education Association.