About Timothy @TimothyJPratt
Timothy Pratt is a reporter based outside Atlanta; he writes about subjects ranging from soccer to media to higher education, in English and Spanish, for a range of outlets that includes the NY Times, the Guardian and the Columbia Journalism Review.
Timothy’s Recent Stories
Education May 31‘Dreamers’ celebrate graduation despite DACA uncertainty
“They realize this may be their one shot, and they’ve worked too hard and come too far to give up.”…
Education Mar 20Giving low-income students enough support to graduate, colleges face financial catch-22
Worried about enrollment and judged on success, some colleges are boosting student support -- but the high price isn't financially feasible for all schools.
Education Oct 13How smaller colleges and universities team up for survival
ATLANTA — A business major at Clark Atlanta University, Delaina Mims said she spends at least eight hours a day at the Robert W. Woodruff Library. “It’s a good space and it’s better than being by yourself,” said Mims, who…
Education Sep 01Century-old ‘work college’ model regains popularity as student debt grows
Work colleges, where students get paid or gain credit toward tuition, are drawing renewed interest, thanks to rising student debt, skepticism about the financial payoff of a liberal arts education and employer complaints that graduates aren’t prepared for jobs.
Education Mar 24What some colleges are quietly doing to help undocumented students
While the fate of undocumented students is still up in the air, a number of colleges and universities are creating programs to help these students succeed.
Education Dec 05Risking political pushback, private colleges enroll undocumented students
Universities and colleges, some of which announced new policies on undocumented students only in the last few months, are now noisy with marches, protests and petitions demanding that these policies survive the Trump administration and that campuses be turned into…
Education Oct 05Historically black colleges see a spike in enrollment from racial unrest
About a third of all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have seen spikes in freshmen enrollment this year.
Education Apr 26Can students improve financial management with help from peers?
A lack of basic financial knowledge and advice is aggravating student debt and defaults. Student financial ambassadors are looking to help.
Education Aug 27New degree program is big test for MOOC-style higher ed
Advocates of online higher education hope this first-ever attempt by an elite institution to offer an entire computer-science graduate program in a MOOC-style format will prove the value of so-called massively open online courses.