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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

Why Are Women-Owned Businesses So Small?

Women own 30 percent of privately owned businesses but generate just 11 percent of sales, according to federal statistics.

Why We Should Bring Back Summer Pell Grants

Although a full Pell award more than covers two semesters at community colleges, students in accelerated programs often need to take out loans. 

When Supporting a Family Means Running Two Businesses

When her parents became ill, Ericka Trinh took over her mom's St. Paul beauty salon and started a bakery business on the side. She doesn't sleep.

How Car Ownership Helps the Working Poor Get Ahead

Access to public transit helps, but it's not enough to connect some workers with economic opportunity.

One Good Idea: A College Savings Account for Every Child

A study finds that students who had saved between $1 and $500 were four times more likely to graduate than students with no savings at all.

Hispanic Wealth Could Triple by 2025

Population growth will drive the trend, according to a report from the St. Louis Fed. The average Hispanic family likely still won't see many gains.

How Johnny Hernandez Became San Antonio’s Top Chef

For this small-business owner, it all started in his dad's kitchen.

Show More from Sophie Quinton

Why Are Women-Owned Businesses So Small?

Women own 30 percent of privately owned businesses but generate just 11 percent of sales, according to federal statistics.

Why We Should Bring Back Summer Pell Grants

Although a full Pell award more than covers two semesters at community colleges, students in accelerated programs often need to take out loans. 

When Supporting a Family Means Running Two Businesses

When her parents became ill, Ericka Trinh took over her mom's St. Paul beauty salon and started a bakery business on the side. She doesn't sleep.

How Car Ownership Helps the Working Poor Get Ahead

Access to public transit helps, but it's not enough to connect some workers with economic opportunity.

One Good Idea: A College Savings Account for Every Child

A study finds that students who had saved between $1 and $500 were four times more likely to graduate than students with no savings at all.

Hispanic Wealth Could Triple by 2025

Population growth will drive the trend, according to a report from the St. Louis Fed. The average Hispanic family likely still won't see many gains.

How Johnny Hernandez Became San Antonio’s Top Chef

For this small-business owner, it all started in his dad's kitchen.

Show More from Sophie Quinton