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

@College Let me in! #prettyplease

College admissions officers keep a close eye on social media.
Posted In: college admissions, college, Twitter, applying to college

Have you got what it takes to be a government 'Czar'?

Here's what you'll need to qualify for the job.
Posted In: Ebola, Ebola Czar, pay czar
Students work on laptops at the Microsoft-backed "School of the Future" in Philadelphia. Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCs, are now being made available to students at the high-school level.

MOOCs go to high school

Massive open online courses are going after the teenage market.
Posted In: MOOC, high school, AP tests

Why education tech needs to get student privacy right

Education technology companies unveil a new privacy pledge. How far does it go?
Author Gillian Flynn.

Giving authors a shot at writing the movie script

Hollywood isn't wild about letting authors adapt their books for the big screen
Posted In: hollywood, authors, Gillian Flynn
Classroom

When the digital classroom meets the parents

Parents can track their kids academic performance like never before. Should they?
Posted In: classrooms, education technology, family
Jack Ma

Will Jack Ma’s quirkiness play in the U.S.?

As Alibaba launches on the NYSE, we take a look at Jack Ma's antics and ambitions.
Posted In: Jack Ma, alibaba, NYSE

How student data improves the lunch line

Tracking students in the cafeteria can make schools more efficient, but at a cost.
Posted In: cafeterias, student data, quantified student

You're invited: Come chat about #studentdata

We’re holding a Twitter chat 9/18 from 5-6 p.m. PST. Join us!
Posted In: student data, quantified student

A day in the life of a data mined kid

Millions of pieces of data are being collected on students everyday. How safe is it?
Posted In: student data, data mining, quantified student, News, News

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