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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

The Lessons of No Child Left Behind

As Congress debates a rewrite of the controversial education policy, what have we learned about closing achievement gaps?

The Five Things You Might Not Know About Student-Loan Debt

Economists are learning more about who struggles with high student loan debt—and the news isn't good for older Americans.

Could Vocational Education Be the Answer to Failing High Schools?

Well-designed programs can prepare students both for college and for skilled jobs—the Holy Grail for success in today's economy.

There's No Easy Fix for Low Graduation Rates

Inside Florida International University's ambitious plan to raise graduation rates.

Is Big Brother Watching Our Campuses?

From ID card swipes to discussion forums, colleges are increasingly tracking students' digital footprints.

When Universities Use Personal Data to Help Students

As schools gather more and more data about students, these professors want to use the information to personalize their teaching.

Can Technology Get More Students Through College?

Officials at Virginia's largest community college are turning to data analytics in the hopes of boosting graduation rates.

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