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

Uber

Nokia's HERE maps drive a new battleground in tech

Uber is reportedly among the bidders for Nokia's mapping service.
Posted In: Uber, Google, nokia, driverless cars

In Baltimore, CVS plans to reopen its damaged stores

In all, five stores were looted and burned during riots in April 2015.
Posted In: Baltimore, CVS, pharmacy

Proposed legislation would protect student data

A new bill aims to restrict how companies use personal info in education technology.
Posted In: edtech, education technology, student data, student privacy, data privacy

Baltimore, now and then

What's changed — and what's stayed the same — since the 1968 riots in Baltimore.
Posted In: Baltimore, riots, protests, civil rights

Baltimore businesses big and small regroup after riots

Neighborhood pharmacies were ransacked by looters Monday.
Posted In: Small Business, riots, Baltimore

West Baltimore business owners pick up the pieces

After protests turned violent, some storefronts were completely gutted.
Posted In: Baltimore, Small Business, protests, riots
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuba's President Raul Castro during a meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas at the ATLAPA Convention center Saturday in Panama City.

Cuba: not quite open for business

For U.S. companies looking to do business in Cuba, the ice is very slowly melting.
Posted In: cuba, President Obama, trade

Florida takes steps to limit standardized testing

A new bill would cap the hours students spend taking state and district exams.
Posted In: standardized tests, common core, Florida, testing, education law
Harvard University

You won't die if you don't go to Harvard or Stanford

Frank Bruni on why acceptance rates have dipped so low, and what top high school students should do.
Posted In: college acceptances, college admissions, harvard, stanford

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