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Elissa Nadworny

Reporter/Editor, NPR Ed

Elissa Nadworny covers higher education and college access for NPR. She's led the NPR Ed team's multiplatform storytelling – incorporating radio, print, comics, photojournalism, and video into the coverage of education. In 2017, that work won an Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in innovation. As an education reporter for NPR, she's covered many education topics, including new education research, chronic absenteeism, and some fun deep-dives into the most popular high school plays and musicals and the history behind a classroom skeleton.

After the 2016 election, she traveled with Melissa Block across the U.S. for series "Our Land." They reported from communities large and small, capturing how people's identities are shaped by where they live.

Prior to coming to NPR, Nadworny worked at Bloomberg News, reporting from the White House. A recipient of the McCormick National Security Journalism Scholarship, she spent four months reporting on U.S. international food aid for USA Today, traveling to Jordan to talk with Syrian refugees about food programs there. In addition to USA Today, she's written stories for Dow Jones' MarketWatch, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald and McClatchy DC.

A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Nadworny has a bachelor's degree in documentary film from Skidmore College and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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ACT To Allow Students To Retake Sections Of The Test To Improve Overall Score

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Uncovering A Huge Mystery Of College: Office Hours

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Federal Judge Upholds Harvard's Race-Conscious Admissions Process

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New Mexico Proposes Free Tuition For All State Colleges

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Colleges Could Do More To Help Student Parents Pay For Child Care, Watchdog Says

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How To Get A Job After College

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How To Do Well (And Be Happy!) In College

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Congratulations, You're In College! Now What?

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Nearly 60,000 public school students in El Paso, Texas, begin school on Monday. Mallory Falk/KERA hide caption

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'This Is Not Going To Be Easy': El Paso Students Start School In Shooting's Aftermath

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Students perform in The Little Mermaid, the sixth-most popular musical in the 2016-2017 school year. R. Bruhn /Courtesy of Educational Theatre Association hide caption

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The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

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This Supreme Court Case Made School District Lines A Tool For Segregation

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'I'm Drowning': Those Hit Hardest By Student Loan Debt Never Finished College

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These Are The People Struggling The Most To Pay Back Student Loans

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