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Adriene Hill is the senior multimedia reporter for LearningCurve.

In elementary school, she figured out how to hack Scantron forms (though she never used this power for evil). In high school, she sat in the back of math class and attempted to program her TI-81 to do relatively idiotic things.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2010, she worked at WBEZ in Chicago, first as an intern, then producer of the local show Eight Forty-Eight, then news desk editor and reporter. Hill has received numerous awards for her contribution to a project she worked on at WBEZ called "Inside & Out."

They include: Associated Press Illinois – Best Investigative Series and Best Series/Documentary; Lisagor awards – Online Investigative Reporting and Public Affairs Programming; Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi – Public Service Award; RTDNA Murrow Awards – Best Continuing Coverage; and PRNDI National – Best Multi-Media Presentation, First Place Enterprise/Investigative, First Place Series.

Hill is a graduate of Amherst College where she earned her bachelor's degree in political science and economics. She has a Master's degree in political science from Northwestern University.

A native of Celo, N.C., Hill currently resides in Los Angeles where the weather is really as good as people say it is. In her spare time, she likes to hike, cook and sew.

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Features by Adriene Hill

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.

Pope Francis is not feeling the holiday cheer

Pope scolds those who run Catholic Church. His complaints include office gossip and jealousy.
Posted In: pope francis, holidays, Catholic church

TTYL: Retailers hope to connect over online chat

When a chat window opens up while you're online shopping, who is writing back?
Hillary Clinton, at an event at the University of Miamis BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

Closing the gender gap

Women's global economic and social issues are entering the age of big data.
Posted In: gender gap, women, hillary clinton, social issues, big data
For the record: Adriene Hill has clearly not purchased any Instagram followers.

What's the value of a fake social media follower?

Instagram plans to delete fake accounts, who'll miss them?
Posted In: Twitter, followers, fake, bots

Coding in classrooms

It's Computer Science Education Week, and kids are trying their hand at coding.
Posted In: coding, classrooms, education technology, News

Student data and school attendance

Schools are gathering data on kids, and as student databases grow, so does the ability of technology to predict how or what a kid might do next.
Posted In: Education, data, schools, students, News

ClassDojo learns a lesson in protecting student data

Under pressure, the classroom app tracking student behavior cuts data storage time
Posted In: classdojo, edtech, apps, data privacy, student data, News
The Twitter logo and hashtag '#Ring!' is displayed on a mobile device.

Twitter's 'junk' rating is not as stinky as it sounds

S&P just gave Twitter a BB- rating. So is it time to sell? Not really.
Posted In: Twitter, S&P, Junk

Using data to head off high school dropouts

'Early Warning Systems' are changing how schools identify – and help – high-risk students.
Posted In: Education, student data, high school, graduation, News

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