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Timothy Pratt

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.

Recent Stories

What some colleges are quietly doing to help undocumented students

With sanctuary promises untested, institutions offer other long-sought help

The separate, unequal education of students with special needs

With DOJ lawsuit unresolved, students are stuck on computers and learning little

Defying political pushback, private colleges quietly enroll undocumented students

Outside financial support helps, but post-election realities may overcome bold rhetoric

Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them

A program in Tennessee is trying to change that

Why more black students are enrolling in historically black colleges

In the era of Black Lives Matter, some students feel safer on majority-black campuses

Needing students, Appalachian colleges reach out to fast-growing Hispanic population

Small liberal-arts schools and low-income Hispanic students suddenly have a common interest

The new North-South divide: public higher education

Southern universities and colleges are disproportionately losing funding, students

Students are enlisted to help flailing classmates deal with money matters

Lack of basic financial knowledge and advice is aggravating student debt, defaults

Colleges offer microgrants to help low-income students pay bills that can derail them

Small financial woes thwart growing numbers who are painfully close to getting their degrees

College “bait and switch”

Financial aid often declines after freshman year. Little-known practice threatens graduation rates, raises debt, say experts