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

Pell grants: Comparing candidates' comments against the record

A conversation about education was woven among various topics at last night's presidential debate. In particular, Governor Romney and President Obama touched on the issue of college affordability.
Posted In: Pell grant, debate, higher education

Softbank to acquire Sprint, enter U.S. market

The Japanese mobile phone carrier Softbank has reached a deal to buy 70 percent of U.S. wireless company Sprint Nextel. The $20 billion dollar deal is the largest-ever Japanese acquisition of a foreign company.
Posted In: Sprint, nextel, Cellphones

At Oyler, keeping an eye on students' eyes

A groundbreaking vision clinic at the school makes sure kids who needs glasses, get them.
Posted In: Oyler School, Education, eyes

Two teachers move in with parents as step one of their Plan B

There are more than five million teachers in this country, but layoffs have forced many to rethink their careers. Michael Kane recently married another out-of-work teacher; they're living with his parents in Ohio.
Posted In: Teachers and Plan B

Holidays will bring more hiring

Several big retailers will increase their ranks of seasonal workers, as consumer spending picks up.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail

Photography is Plan B for retired teacher

Eduardo de Varona retired early from teaching, after 21 years. He says he was "fed up."
Posted In: teachers, Teachers and Plan B

Taking on teacher tenure

States across the country are trying to make it easier to fire ineffective teachers by changing the tenure process. But some people are still wondering... what does K-12 tenure mean?
Posted In: Education, tenure, teachers

Moving on after the Chicago teachers' strike

The Chicago teachers union voted to end their strike yesterday, but repairing relations will take time.
Posted In: teachers, strike, Chicago

Chicago area school stages strike workaround

Lake Forrest High School in suburban Chicago is fighting its own striking teachers by running the school without them.
Posted In: Chicago, strike, teachers

Funding the fight against malaria

Public health experts discuss a new way to bring down the cost of treatment.
Posted In: malaria, disease

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