The documentary is an unavoidably sad but gripping film about the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which killed 20 students and six school employees.
Virginia B. Edwards, the editor of Education Week since 1989, will step down at the end of July, to be succeeded as president by Michele J. Givens.
The move reflects the continued expansion of Education Week's multiplatform journalism. EdWeek moved aggressively into video and TV last summer, with the acquisition of Learning Matters TV.
The American Enterprise Institute examined more than 200 articles from 2015 and found that 49 percent were neutral, 36 percent were negative, and 15 percent were positive.
The magazine's conference in Washington will address common core, Detroit and Newark schools, the high costs of college, and race and speech issues on campus.
The author and comedian seeks to use television to continue her education, and hosts the latest U.S. Secretary of Education as her first guest.
The political journal debates whether a focus on vocational education and global competitiveness has crowded civics education out of the school system.
The newspaper's "Failure Factories" series found that the Pinellas County, Fla., school board's decision to end desegregation efforts led to the steep decline of five schools.
The typical U.S. education journalist is female, works for a newspaper or online outlet, and is optimistic about the future of the field, a survey says.
The Society of Professional Journalists also honors a TV documentary on the children of Katrina and a small newspaper's report on school district financial irregularities.