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 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.
Education Sep 12The shortage of non-white professors is a self-perpetuating problem
People in doctoral pipelines to university jobs are disproportionately white, making black educators hard to come by.
Education Dec 25In tough times, colleges turn to unconventional leaders
When tiny Paul Quinn College faced its darkest hour, it turned not to a physicist or an historian or a political scientist to lead it forward. It named a corporate securities lawyer and crisis manager as its president. The historically…
Education Aug 20Californians pay for state’s public colleges but increasingly can’t get in
California once showed the world how a state could guarantee a college education for nearly every resident, but then it failed to provide the long-term funding to do it.