Sequoia Carrillo Sequoia Carrillo is a reporter for NPR's Education Team.
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Sequoia Carrillo

Reporter, NPR Ed

Sequoia Carrillo is a reporter for NPR's Education Team. Along with covering big stories like the student debt crisis and segregation in K-12 schools, she reports on innovation in the education space — sometimes for Code Switch.

Since 2020, she's managed the Student Podcast Challenge, an initiative to get younger voices on the airwaves, and has traveled around the country to hear students' stories.

Prior to covering education at NPR, she started as an intern on the How I Built This team where she learned how to cut tape, wrangle guests and write out 100 questions before every interview.

Carrillo holds a bachelor's degree in history and media studies from the University of Virginia and a master's in journalism from Georgetown University.

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Tuesday

A coordinated nationwide agenda dominated local school board elections last year

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How increased federal funding impacts tribal colleges and universities

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Wednesday

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A group of 11th graders in Wisconsin show the limitations of a two-party system

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Friday

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You asked us about Biden's student debt relief plan. We found the answers

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Wednesday

President Joe Biden speaks on the student debt relief plan as Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona listens in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Oct. 17, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

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Appeals court temporarily blocks Biden's student debt relief plan

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A federal court of appeals has temporarily blocked Biden's student loan debt relief plan

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Monday

President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announce the student debt relief application is now live. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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You can now apply for Biden's student loan relief plan. Here's how

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Monday

Angela Powell, a business analyst who lives in Round Rock, Texas, has been trying to untangle a consolidated student loan debt from her ex-husband since their divorce in 2014. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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A win 16 years in the making for a group of student loan borrowers

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Monday

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Waiting for loan forgiveness, borrowers are targets for scammers

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