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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 Classrooms Where Students Are In Charge

West Virginia's Simulated Workplace initiative lets students create businesses, and is transforming career and technical education.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up 101

High school technical education programs can give students an early preview of career fields without the commitment of a formal training program.

In Wake of Cheating Disgrace, Are Atlanta Schools Improving?

Eight educators have been sentenced to prison over the scandal. It might have been all for nothing.

Will Graduate School Make You Rich?

A study says people with advanced degrees are wealthier than the rest of us—but it's not clear why. 

The Disproportionate Burden of Student-Loan Debt on Minorities

Elizabeth Warren takes on the worrisome problem that's contributing to racial inequality.

The Battle to Fund California's Public University System

State funding hasn't budged since 1999, and UC president Janet Napolitano says state leaders still want to cut costs further.

California's Latino Graduation Crisis

College graduation rates for Latinos lag far behind, threatening the state's economic future.

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