The story with the infamous cover was just named the Runner-Up (i.e. Second Place) in the national Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism contest.
Run by the University of Maryland and funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation (familiar to anyone who listens to NPR), the award honors “distinguished coverage of disadvantaged children and families.” We competed against nondaily newspapers from around the country. Last year, Nina Shapiro was the Runner-Up for the same award for a story she did on immigrants being deported.
The judges called Huan's story "A riveting account of what happens when well-intentioned laws designed to prevent truancy hurt the very kids they were designed to protect."