About Matt @MattKrupnick
Matt Krupnick is a freelance reporter and editor who contributes regularly to The New York Times and the Hechinger Report. He was a reporter with the Center for Public Integrity's State Integrity Investigation and is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Education Writers Association. He reported from Mexico while living in Oaxaca. Matt now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife, cat and dog.
Matt’s Recent Stories
Education Jun 25How COVID-19 has made some colleges question the academic calendar
You won’t know it from their mostly empty campuses, but colleges and universities will be bustling this summer. Experts say it’s time to rethink a calendar that dates back to when students had to go home to help on the…
Education Jun 11Millions of workers are jobless while in-demand jobs need workers. Can colleges train them?
Colleges and universities are already being called upon to help Americans learn the skills they’ll need to weather the impending recession.
Education Mar 27Forced off campus by coronavirus, students aren’t won over by online education
Online education experts say there’s a big difference between classes that were designed to be digital from the beginning and what’s happening now, which they describe as a product more of panic than planning.
Education Jun 21Can California export enough students to shore up college enrollment in other states?
A decline of nearly 2.9 million college students nationwide since 2011 is driving a frenzy of recruiting in California, one of the few places in the country where the number of college-ready high school graduates is going up.
Education Nov 16Non-degree ‘badges’ are booming. Are they really useful?
While there has generally been consensus about what a college degree represents, there’s confusion over how to define many of these new credentials and judge their usefulness for employers and job seekers.
Education Apr 20‘The lack of faculty is going to kill our rural schools’
A national shortage of vocational instructors has hit remote colleges that are often responsible for keeping their towns afloat.
Education Apr 06Millions of U.S. adults live in education deserts, far from colleges and fast internet
Distance and technology hinder the college aspirations of a surprising number of rural Americans.
Education Aug 29After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople
As California budgets millions to rebrand long-disparaged vocational education, there are an estimated 30 million jobs in the U.S. that pay at least $55,000 per year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree.
Education Dec 01Universities cut some services for students over 25
Forty percent of U.S. university and college undergraduate and graduate students are 25 and older, according to U.S. Education Department data. Yet colleges and universities are largely not set up to deal with them, causing their enrollment to fall.
Education Sep 13When a college closes, what does a student do next?
After a college closes, thousands of students may be give up just when the country needs more people with degrees.