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Nichole Dobo

Nichole Dobo is a staff writer and social media editor. Her work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic's online edition, Mind/Shift, WHYY NewsWorks, Slate and in McClatchy newspapers. She has more than 10 years of experience writing about education. She has also covered government, courts, crime, business and religion. She was a staff writer at The News Journal in Wilmington, Del., The York Daily Record/Sunday News in York, Pa., The Times-Tribune in Scranton, Pa. and The Citizens' Voice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She was a 2015 AERA-EWA Data Journalism Fellow. She won first prize and best of show for education writing in 2011 from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association. She earned a B.A. in journalism at the Pennsylvania State University, where she was selected to be an editor and reporter at The Daily Collegian. She is a graduate of a small​, rural ​high school in northern Appalachia, and she walked on a dirt road to catch the school bus.

Recent Stories

Schools collect reams of data, inspiring a move to make sense of it all

Some say public K12 schools could do better at making their data useful to educators and the public

Highlights from SXSW’s education confab in Austin – and beyond

AUSTIN – Educators, advocates, researchers and education technology vendors gathered last week at the SXSWedu conference here, an annual event that is now in its seventh year. As usual, the…

When using data to predict outcomes, consider the ethical dilemmas, new report urges

Researchers say colleges need to take care in how they use predictive analytics

Students’ worry: education technology might predict failure before they have a chance to succeed

Predictive software is marketed as a way to help students before they fail, but some students see a potential downside

DeVos praises virtual schools, but new research points to problems

A new study adds to the body of research showing that online-only schools don’t serve low-performing students

Make a match: How some schools decide what education technology to buy

Tech that fits a school’s needs and training for teachers are critical to success

Making an environment where teachers can create bespoke lessons

Schools in Rhode Island move to provide custom-fit lessons that give students more choice and voice

Most students go to a school that meets federal standards for internet speed

But latest report says cost is still an obstacle, especially for rural schools

A fifth grader at Maple Hill Elementary School works on a digital lesson as part of the new blended learning program in New York’s Middletown Enlarged City School District. (Photo: Meghan E. Murphy)

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

How technology is reviving enthusiasm for an old idea in education

Do Mom and Dad know what’s good for their children online?

New survey measures parent attitudes, influence and perceptions of children’s media use

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