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Marcella Bombardieri is a senior fellow 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
Covid-19 changed education in America — permanentlyPoliticoApril 15, 2021
What the Biden Administration Can Do Now To Make College More Affordable, Accountable, and Racially JustCenter for American ProgressFebruary 3, 2021
Community colleges have a big local impact — they deserve local fundingThe Boston GlobeFebruary 1, 2021
Tapping Local Support To Strengthen Community CollegesCenter for American ProgressOctober 28, 2020
Among Forests and Bayous, a Fledgling College and Fragile DreamsCenter for American ProgressJuly 23, 2020
The best route for moving up is in danger of being blockedThe Boston GlobeJuly 23, 2020
‘If You Had a Need, You Got Help’: A Community College President’s Approach Towards CoronavirusTalk PovertyMay 15, 2020
An Investment for Generations: A Q&A on Advancing Equity in Higher Education Amid the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2020
Congress Needs To Ensure Educational Equity in the Wake of the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2020
Trump’s Latest Budget Proposal Would Deepen the Student Debt CrisisCenter for American ProgressFebruary 10, 2020
Massachusetts excels at higher education — for the white and well-offThe Boston GlobeJanuary 28, 2020
Restoring the Promise of Higher EducationCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2019
How to fix education’s racial inequities, one tweak at a timePoliticoSeptember 25, 2019
Equity Audits: A Tool for Campus ImprovementCenter for American ProgressApril 3, 2019
Congress should banish college savingsThe Boston GlobeDecember 31, 2018
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