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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 You Might Be Paying Student Loans Until You Retire (and Beyond)

Student debt grew across every age group over the past decade, including borrowers over age 60.

Redesigning Remedial Math

The New Mathways Project aims to get more students up to speed, faster, by rethinking how math is taught.

The Economic Recovery Hasn't Reached Minority Families

Fully 90 percent of U.S. families are still struggling to recover from the recession, according to a new survey from the Federal Reserve Board.

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.

Show More from Sophie Quinton

Why You Might Be Paying Student Loans Until You Retire (and Beyond)

Student debt grew across every age group over the past decade, including borrowers over age 60.

Redesigning Remedial Math

The New Mathways Project aims to get more students up to speed, faster, by rethinking how math is taught.

The Economic Recovery Hasn't Reached Minority Families

Fully 90 percent of U.S. families are still struggling to recover from the recession, according to a new survey from the Federal Reserve Board.

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.

Show More from Sophie Quinton