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Annie Waldman is a reporter covering education at ProPublica. She recently graduated with honors from the dual masters program at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs and the School of Journalism, where she was a recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship. Her work has been published with the BBC, Vice, Mic, and The New York World.

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Former Lobbyist With For-Profit Colleges Quits Education Department

Under fire from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Taylor Hansen quit the department three days after ProPublica revealed his hiring.

Updated Debt by Degrees

Use our interactive database to search federal data on almost 7,000 schools in the U.S. to see how well they support their poorest students financially. Now updated with data from the 2014-2015 academic year.

For-Profit Colleges Gain Beachhead in Trump Administration

Taylor Hansen lobbied to weaken regulation of for-profit colleges. Since he joined the Education Department, it’s started doing just that.

Big Pharma Quietly Enlists Leading Professors to Justify $1,000-Per-Day Drugs

As it readies for battle with President Trump over drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry is deploying economists and health care experts from the nation’s top universities. In scholarly articles, blogs and conferences, they lend their prestige to the lobbying blitz, without always disclosing thei

The Breakthrough: Uncovering the FBI’s Secret Rules

Podcast: Watchlists, informants and social media investigations. What exactly are FBI agents allowed to do?

The Breakthrough: What American Journalists Can Learn From Reporting Under Putin

Podcast: Russian journalist and editor Elizaveta Osetinskaya published hard-hitting stories about the Kremlin. And it cost her her job.

DeVos’ Code Words for Creationism Offshoot Raise Concerns About ‘Junk Science’

Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s pick as secretary of education, has funded groups that champion “intelligent design,” a sophisticated outgrowth of creationism. Science educators worry that she could use her bully pulpit to undermine the teaching of evolution in public schools.

States Move to Intervene in Federal Case on For-profit College Watchdog

Attorneys general file motion to intervene in education case, signaling a larger effort by states to protect Obama-era policies.

The Breakthrough: Meet the Reporter Who Went Undercover in the Hermit Kingdom

Podcast: Author Suki Kim taught English at a boarding school for North Korea’s young elites. Here’s how she pulled it off.

New Jersey Will No Longer Collect Loans From Families of Dead Students

After a ProPublica and New York Times investigation into New Jersey’s student loan program, Gov. Chris Christie stayed silent. On Monday, he signed a reform bill ending its most onerous practice.

New Jersey Lawmakers Vote to Forgive Dead Students’ Loans

A bill ending the state loan agency’s practice of seeking repayment from the families of deceased students now heads to Gov. Chris Christie.

New Jersey’s Student Loan Agency Has Started Getting Good Reviews — By Giving Free Stuff

The agency, which promotes loans with onerous terms, is giving out flash drives for online reviews.

New Jersey Commission Calls for Reforming State Loan Agency

New legislation also cleared a New Jersey senate committee to offer better protections for borrowers.

Education Department Terminates Agency That Allowed Predatory For-profit Colleges to Thrive

The federal government announced that it will strip the accrediting powers of ACICS.

Hacking the American College Application Process

Podcast: How a team of reporters uncovered a culture of cheating among East Asian college prep companies

Uncovering a $1 Billion Deal to Detain Unauthorized Immigrants

Podcast: Chico Harlan discusses his investigation into private immigrant detention centers.

New Jersey Legislators Move to Reform Aggressive Student Loan Program

The move is the latest action to rein in the agency, whose loans have left families financially ruined.

New Jersey Senate Examines Controversial Student Loan Agency

Executives from student loan agency are no-shows at oversight hearing.

Lawmakers to Question Executive of New Jersey’s Controversial Student Loan Agency

A ProPublica and New York Times investigation has prompted a state Senate hearing on aggressive collection practices by the state loan program.

An Overdue Examination of Detroit’s Forgotten Rape Kits

Podcast: Anna Clark speaks about her investigation for Elle Magazine into Detroit’s backlog of rape kits.
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