Nick Anderson is a veteran education journalist who has covered topics including suburban Maryland schools, the U.S. Department of Education and the college admissions maze. He has also been education editor for The Post. On the higher education beat, he writes about college from the perspective of a father of three with an eye on tuition bills. His interests include the technological revolution in schools, the national and global market, the endless battle to overcome inequities of opportunity and the sheer intellectual fun of academic life. In 2007, Anderson participated in the team coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting as assistant Virginia editor for education. The Post's coverage of that tragedy won a Pulitzer Prize. In 2009, he and a colleague interviewed President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on federal education reform efforts. In 2012, he oversaw coverage of the leadership crisis at the University of Virginia. In 2015, working with the Kaiser Family Foundation, he helped lead a team of reporters and pollsters in a groundbreaking series on sexual assault in college. That year he also traveled to the Middle East to explore how elite U.S. universities are expanding in the Persian Gulf. Before coming to The Post, he spent eight years covering Congress, politics and education for the Los Angeles Times. He has also worked for the Associated Press, the San Jose Mercury News and the Palo Alto Weekly. He lives in Montgomery County, Md.