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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.

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