Amy Scott is Marketplace’s education correspondent. In addition to covering the K-12 and higher education beats, she files general business and economic stories for Marketplace programs and marketplace.org, drawing from her experience covering finance in New York.

Scott joined Marketplace as a production assistant in September 2001, moving in 2002 to Washington, D.C., as a staff reporter. From 2003 to 2010, she reported from Marketplace’s New York bureau, focusing on the culture of Wall Street, and becoming bureau chief in 2008. In addition to leading Marketplace’s New York coverage of the financial crisis, Scott hit the road for two cross-country trips, exploring how Americans experienced the fallout. In 2008, she produced stories for Marketplace’s remote broadcasts from Egypt and Dubai for the Middle East @ Work series. In 2009, she spent a month reporting in Germany as a McCloy Fellow. She is now based in Baltimore.

In 2012 Scott and Marketplace China correspondent Rob Schmitz won a national Edward R. Murrow award for their investigation of agencies that place Chinese students in U.S. colleges. Their work also won first prize for investigative reporting from the Education Writers Association. Other honors include a 2010 National Headliner Award and a special citation from the Education Writers Association for an investigation of recruiting abuses at the University of Phoenix, co-reported with Sharona Coutts of ProPublica. The stories led U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings to call for hearings on the conduct of for-profit colleges in the United States. Scott also won a Gracie Allen Award for feature reporting in 2006.

Before joining Marketplace, Scott worked as a reporter in Dillingham, Alaska, home to the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon run. She spends much of her free time exploring Maryland’s hiking trails or playing various musical instruments. She is a long-time student and performer of Javanese gamelan music.

A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Scott has a bachelor’s degree in history from Grinnell College and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied documentary filmmaking.

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Features by Amy Scott

The high cost of principal turnover

Half of new principals leave in their third year on the job.
Posted In: teachers, Education, education costs
 A woman works online in her cubicle at an office in Beijing. Email has become a workplace imperative, but managing it is a different story.

Tackling email overload: Lost cause, or noble battle?

Google tries to reinvent email with its new invitation-only Inbox.
Posted In: email, Google, e-mail, productivity
Haskell University Footpath

The American Indian College Fund turns 25

The fund aims to bolster lagging American Indian graduation rates.
Posted In: native americans, college, poverty
Adderall

Rethinking a corporate inversion

Pharmaceutical company AbbVie says it will reconsider a merger in light of new tax regulations.
Posted In: abbvie, corporate inversion

Google expands delivery service

New front in the battle for online customers: same-day delivery.
Posted In: Google, Amazon

Railroads profit from energy boom

Canadian Pacific Railway reportedly approached CSX about a merger.
Posted In: Canada, crude oil, train

Charitable giving not keeping up with highest incomes

The middle class's giving, as share of its income, grew.
Posted In: charitable contributions, Charitable giving, Charity

How small financial setbacks can derail college plans

Many low-income students don't have the luxury of making even minor mistakes.
Posted In: financial aid, first-generation college students, higher education, News
Laboratory rats

NIH gives $10.1 million for gender-balanced research

How money for 'mice hotels' could improve medical care for women.
Posted In: gender, Health, research

Investors await another big IPO

The Royal Bank of Scotland hopes to raise $3.5 billion.
Posted In: IPO, Scotland, Goldman Sachs

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