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

Goucher College

A new way to apply to college: video

Goucher College in Maryland tries to reach a broader spectrum of students.
Posted In: college admissions, Baltimore, high school, transcript
Skyler Bouchard

Rethinking the unpaid internship

College students are scramble to line up summer internships, but...
Posted In: unpaid internships, intern, media companies
Scotusblog.com intern Dan Stein

Why the unpaid internship may be on its way out

As college students face pressure to gain experience, unpaid internships fall out of favor.

What do students actually learn in college?

Sarah Lawrence College rolls out its own way of measuring value.
Posted In: college, universities, college rankings
US-POLITICS-SUMMIT

How to make a White House Summit more than a photo op

The White House hosts summits on everything from healthy foods to diversity in technology. But what's the real utility of these gatherings?
Posted In: white house, President Obama, summit
SAT Test To Be Revamped

This is what the new SAT will look like

How is the test prep industry is preparing for the changes to the SAT?
Posted In: test-prep, college admissions, SAT
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan Visits The Iowa State Fair

Spring break for Congress: Still work

Congress is in the midst of a two-week recess.
Posted In: Congress

A free semester for finishing within four years

University of Baltimore offering discount for finishing in four years
Posted In: college, graduation
Citi Reports Quarterly Profit Of 4.4 Billion

Overdraft fees hit a record

A study says banks pulled in $32 billion in overdraft charges in 2013 and fees are climbing.
Microsoft''s Bill Gates Speaks At A Miami High School

An uncertain future for big data in education

New York drops out of inBloom, a Gates Foundation-backed effort to store data.
Posted In: Gates Foundation, inBloom, big data

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