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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

States can change the way they think about education, but will they?

Organizations rally to help states, as more control over education returns to the local level

A private school with more than $100 million will share its technology with three other schools

AltSchool to expand its technology system, hoping to grow the model

A possible solution to one college cost problem: free books

Rhode Island plans to encourage use of open educational resources

What does it take to make an innovative school?

Two groups find and publicize ways to share “best practices”

A new “MicroMasters” online learning program offered by major universities

From Hong Kong to Holland, 14 institutions join MOOC partnership

What if students could study what they love, at a pace that suits their needs?

Horizon Report identifies challenges in personalized learning

A little freedom to fail: Can it counteract helicopter parents?

Middle school students at Summit Denali work with a teacher in a small group. Photo: Nichole Dobo A private school in northern California uses technology to…

A virtual tour of blended-learning schools, so others can see how it’s done

Six schools considered leaders in innovation are now featured online

Customized math lessons could help students learn more, research says

A math program that offers computer-based, bespoke lessons for students could, with teacher support, help them learn more math, according to a study released last week. The report, from…

How one educator broke rules, influenced a state law and got all his students to graduation

Roger Cook, superintendent, Taylor County School District, Kentucky Roger Cook, a superintendent in rural central Kentucky, took a risky path to becoming a champion for academic success.…