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Sophie Quinton covers economic development as a Staff Writer at National Journal. Since joining National Journal, Sophie has covered the White House, politics, health care and national security, and she now writes for Next Economy, a joint project of The Atlantic and National Journal. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in English.

Latest From Sophie Quinton
College Board/National Journal Poll

Black and Hispanic Adults Are More Optimistic About Quality of Local Schools

Poll finds minorities—particularly those without college degrees—are most likely to believe local schools prepare kids for college.

When a 43 Percent Graduation Rate Means Success

Historically black colleges and universities are doing a better job serving students than headline graduation rates show. But that may no longer be good enough.

Roundup

Hunger Grows on College Campuses

Forget the campus meal plan--colleges are opening food pantries to provide for students.

When Going to a For-Profit College Might Make Sense

ECPI University has a better reputation than other career colleges. But is it worth the cost?

Roundup

New York Backs Off Funding Inmate Higher Education

State lawmakers balked at paying for inmates to go to college when law-abiding students have to pay.

Offering Free College to Some of the World's Poorest Students

The University of the People has a tiny budget and huge goals.

Roundup

Should College Athletes Get Collective-Bargaining Rights?

A National Labor Relations Board ruling categorizes Northwestern University football players as employees, a move that could rock college sports. 

Show More from Sophie Quinton
College Board/National Journal Poll

Black and Hispanic Adults Are More Optimistic About Quality of Local Schools

Poll finds minorities—particularly those without college degrees—are most likely to believe local schools prepare kids for college.

When a 43 Percent Graduation Rate Means Success

Historically black colleges and universities are doing a better job serving students than headline graduation rates show. But that may no longer be good enough.

Roundup

Hunger Grows on College Campuses

Forget the campus meal plan--colleges are opening food pantries to provide for students.

When Going to a For-Profit College Might Make Sense

ECPI University has a better reputation than other career colleges. But is it worth the cost?

Roundup

New York Backs Off Funding Inmate Higher Education

State lawmakers balked at paying for inmates to go to college when law-abiding students have to pay.

Offering Free College to Some of the World's Poorest Students

The University of the People has a tiny budget and huge goals.

Roundup

Should College Athletes Get Collective-Bargaining Rights?

A National Labor Relations Board ruling categorizes Northwestern University football players as employees, a move that could rock college sports. 

Show More from Sophie Quinton