Marcella Bombardieri is a senior policy analyst of Postsecondary Education at American Progress. Her background is in education journalism and investigative reporting. She was most recently the education editor at Politico. During her long career at The Boston Globe, she spent five years covering higher education and five years as an investigative reporter on the Spotlight team, where she worked on projects ranging from health care finance to corruption in state government. For a series on judges’ leniency toward drunk drivers, she shared a George Polk Award for legal reporting. Bombardieri also covered the 2008 presidential campaign, was a metro reporter, and did reporting stints in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is a Boston native and a graduate of Brown University.

By Marcella Bombardieri
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Can Nonprofit Startups Make a College Degree Attainable for Low-Income Adults?Center for American ProgressOctober 24, 2018
A Promising Model to Boost Retention for Part-Time StudentsCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2018
The Imperative to Support Single Mothers in CollegeCenter for American ProgressJuly 19, 2018
Colleges Are No Match for American PovertyThe AtlanticMay 30, 2018
Trump’s Budget Proposes More Than $200 Billion in Cuts to StudentsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 14, 2018
Part-Time Students Deserve More AttentionReal Clear EducationNovember 3, 2017
New Data Highlight How Higher Education Is Failing Part-Time StudentsCenter for American ProgressOctober 18, 2017
The Part-Time Student ChallengeCenter for American ProgressSeptember 6, 2017
Hidden in Plain SightCenter for American ProgressSeptember 6, 2017
Don’t let good news on summer Pell Grants distract from the Trump budget’s damaging higher-ed proposalsThe Hechinger ReportJune 1, 2017
Trump’s Budget Is a Cynical Attack on College​ StudentsCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2017
Trump’s Higher Education Budget Robs More Than $5 Billion From Low-Income StudentsCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2017
Conflicts of DeVosCenter for American ProgressJanuary 12, 2017
It’s Time For A Quality Alternative To College AccreditationForbesNovember 18, 2016