About Emily @ehanford
Emily Hanford is senior education correspondent for APM Reports, the documentary and investigative journalism group at American Public Media.
Emily’s Recent Stories
Education Oct 30Growing up, college wasn’t part of his world. Did he beat the odds?
Most students who start at community college don't graduate. Though Mario had overcome a lot in life just to enroll in college, the odds were against his earning a degree.
Education Oct 26She dreamed college would change her life. 10 years later, was she right?
More than a third of community college students quit by the end of their first year. Just 15 percent complete a bachelor's degree within six years — and the rates are even lower for black and Hispanic students. This is…
Education Sep 15Column: Would I pass the college remediation placement test?
A journalist who graduated from Amherst College took a placement test for college remediation classes, and her results were surprising.
Education Sep 15The most important standardized test you’ve never heard of
Are remedial college classes hurting students?…