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

A $10,560 bachelor's degree?

Community colleges are getting into the business of awarding BA degrees.
Posted In: community colleges, bachelor's degree, vocational training, higher education
School supplies

Your Wallet: The rising cost of school supplies

Marketplace's Adriene Hill explains the rising cost of school supplies being handed to parents.
Posted In: back-to-school shopping, budget cuts, schools, News

Who created that app? A teacher

Teachers are big creators of digital learning tools.
Posted In: Education, education technology, educational technology, teachers
starbucks

Starbucks brews changes to its scheduling algorithm

Starbucks isn't the only company that uses workers when, and only when, it needs them.
Posted In: starbucks, algorithms, employees, low wages

Building a school with a future

How to design a school that will still be functional in 30 years.
Posted In: edtech, future, architects, architecture, school design, News

Keeping student data safe from the marketing machine

More states are passing laws to protect the privacy of all sorts of student data.
Posted In: student data, data privacy, data security, News

The push to protect student data

Educators and legislators are tackling questions about student-data privacy.
Posted In: student data, data security, News

Payback time for student-loan scams?

The Illinois Attorney General claims debt-settlement companies fleeced students
Posted In: student loans, News
iD Tech Camp

Is summer camp for coding or canoeing?

It is summer-camp season, and a lot of kids are trading campfires for computers.
Posted In: LearningCurve, LearningCurve On-Air, camp, summer, News

Putting online testing to the test

Schools are preparing for standardized tests on computers. Not everyone is ready
Posted In: online testing, standardized tests, News

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