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

Does parental help lower grades for college students?

New research finds correlation between financial help from parents and academic performance.
Posted In: Education, higher education

Oyler School minds its manners

Seniors at the Cincinnati school get a lesson in business etiquette as part of a mentoring program.
Posted In: Oyler School

What's next for 'No Child Left Behind'?

No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era education law, has been due for a rewrite since 2007.
Posted In: George W. Bush, Education, education law

Oscars vote deadline is extended

Motion picture academy gives voters more time to navigate new electronic system.
Posted In: Oscars, academy awards, movies

Do fired NFL coaches suffer much financially?

Terminated NFL coaches often resurface elsewhere in the league... along with a fat paycheck.
Posted In: NFL, football

A merry Oyler Christmas

Poverty is the rule the rest of the year, but donations help make the holidays special.
Posted In: Oyler School, holidays, Education, cincinnati

Drink up at the Luv Shaq, baby

Basketball great Shaquille O'Neal puts his big name on a new brand of vodka.
Posted In: Shaquille O'Neal, vodka, celebrity, alcohol

IBM remakes its match

The tech giant is shifting its 401(k) plan to once-a-year matches instead of monthly payments.
Posted In: IBM, 401(k)

Oyler School gets a makeover

Fixing up a deteriorating school can make a big difference for students and teachers.
Posted In: Oyler School, Education

Cleveland area tries to create a college-going culture

Ohio's Cuyahoga County will start a college savings account for every kindergartener.
Posted In: cleveland, college, college savings, Education

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