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Sophie Quinton covers higher education and economic development as a Staff Correspondent at National Journal. Sophie has previously covered the White House, politics, health care and national security, and she now writes for the Next America project. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in English.


Latest From Sophie Quinton

Is Standardized Testing a Civil-Rights Issue?

Advocacy groups worry that if states are given more flexibility around testing, at-risk students will slip through cracks.

If Courts Halt Immigration Action, Los Angeles Will Keep Going

"We're going to move forward," says Mayor Eric Garcetti, of the city's commitment to helping undocumented residents gain legal status.

There's a Race Gap in the Toughest Classes at Most High Schools

But at T.C. Williams High School—of "Remember the Titans" fame—school leaders are expanding access to advanced courses. 

The Race Gap in High School Honors Classes

Minority students are far less likely to take AP classes or even attend high schools that offer a college-prep curriculum.

In New York, West African Immigrants Cope With Ebola Crisis on Two Fronts

Rather than barricading themselves at home, these immigrant communities are taking action.

Just How Hard Is It to Live in New York City?

A Columbia University survey finds that almost 40 percent of New Yorkers experienced severe material hardship in 2012.

States Don't Understand African Hair Braiding. That Hurts These Small-Business Owners.

Many cosmetology schools don't teach hair braiding, and yet most states require African hair braiders to be licensed cosmetologists.

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