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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

The Accountability Revolution Comes to Head Start

Since 2011, more than 350 Head Start providers have had to compete for federal grant money. That's a huge change.   

The Problem With Student-Loan Forgiveness

Students often don't understand their repayment options, and current policies can create bad incentives.

Roundup

The Complicated Story Behind School Resegregation

ProPublica takes readers to Tuscaloosa, Ala., where it can seem like Brown v. Board of Education never happened. 

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?

Show More from Sophie Quinton

The Accountability Revolution Comes to Head Start

Since 2011, more than 350 Head Start providers have had to compete for federal grant money. That's a huge change.   

The Problem With Student-Loan Forgiveness

Students often don't understand their repayment options, and current policies can create bad incentives.

Roundup

The Complicated Story Behind School Resegregation

ProPublica takes readers to Tuscaloosa, Ala., where it can seem like Brown v. Board of Education never happened. 

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?

Show More from Sophie Quinton