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Janell Ross

Correspondent

jross@nationaljournal.com

Janell Ross covers political, social and economic issues connected to the country's demographic changes for National Journal's Next America project and also edits the Next America opinion page. Previously, she worked as a staff reporter covering political and economic issues at The Huffington Post, and she wrote about business, immigration, race, and social issues at The Tennessean in Nashville.

Janell has also covered local politics, labor, and higher education at both The News & Observer in Raleigh and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Her work has appeared on TheAtlantic.com, TheAtlanticCities.com, and TheRoot.com. She earned a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 

Latest From Janell Ross

Do Higher-Ed Policies Make It Harder for Low-Income College Students to Graduate?

Federal financial-aid programs usually cover only 12 credit hours per semester. That automatically puts students on a five-year graduation path.

School Is Over for the Summer. So Is the Era of Majority White U.S. Public Schools.

When schools reopen this fall, demographic changes will have tipped the balance to nonwhite students. 

Is Open-Access Community College a Bad Idea?

The authors of Community Colleges and the Access Effec t argue that low expectations and the push to create more college graduates could doom community colleges. 

Life After Community College

Forty-five percent of college students start out at a community college. To continue on for a bachelor's degree, they'll have to beat the odds. Here are three who did.

Roundup

The End of Public Schools in New Orleans

When school starts again in the fall, New Orleans will be an all-charter system, the first in the country.

African-Americans With College Degrees Are Twice As Likely to Be Unemployed as Other Graduates

A new study finds that 12.4 percent of black college graduates were unemployed. For all college graduates, the unemployment rate stood at just 5.6 percent.

Why Do a Majority of Black and Latino Students End Up at Two-Year Colleges?

A new initiative in East Los Angeles hopes to create a college-going culture that will steer Latino students to four-year schools.

Show More from Janell Ross

Do Higher-Ed Policies Make It Harder for Low-Income College Students to Graduate?

Federal financial-aid programs usually cover only 12 credit hours per semester. That automatically puts students on a five-year graduation path.

School Is Over for the Summer. So Is the Era of Majority White U.S. Public Schools.

When schools reopen this fall, demographic changes will have tipped the balance to nonwhite students. 

Is Open-Access Community College a Bad Idea?

The authors of Community Colleges and the Access Effec t argue that low expectations and the push to create more college graduates could doom community colleges. 

Life After Community College

Forty-five percent of college students start out at a community college. To continue on for a bachelor's degree, they'll have to beat the odds. Here are three who did.

Roundup

The End of Public Schools in New Orleans

When school starts again in the fall, New Orleans will be an all-charter system, the first in the country.

African-Americans With College Degrees Are Twice As Likely to Be Unemployed as Other Graduates

A new study finds that 12.4 percent of black college graduates were unemployed. For all college graduates, the unemployment rate stood at just 5.6 percent.

Why Do a Majority of Black and Latino Students End Up at Two-Year Colleges?

A new initiative in East Los Angeles hopes to create a college-going culture that will steer Latino students to four-year schools.

Show More from Janell Ross