Nick Anderson

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering higher education, national education policy and the global education market

Education: Stanford University, bachelor's degree in English

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 covera
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Six universities, including GWU, join elite research group

Six universities, half public and half private, are joining the Association of American Universities, an invitation-only club of top research institutions.

June 1, 2023

Activist-chef José Andrés teams with GWU on a Global Food Institute

George Washington University is teaming with José Andrés to launch a Global Food Institute to study inequities in hunger, nutrition and related issues, as well as identify solutions to problems with the world’s food supply.

May 23, 2023

College is remade as tech majors surge and humanities dwindle

Two higher-education trends are colliding at the University of Maryland: booming enrollment in computer science and plummeting student demand for humanities.

May 20, 2023

Youngkin feeds 2024 presidential buzz with ad linking him to Reagan

The one-minute spot features soaring rhetoric, swelling music and one glaring gaffe: mistaking a foreign fighter jet for an American one.

May 18, 2023

Howard University names scholar of the African diaspora as its new president

Ben Vinson III, provost at Case Western Reserve University and a historian of the African diaspora in Latin America, will become Howard University's 18th president.

May 2, 2023

Florida education bill boosts ‘classic’ alternative to SAT and ACT

A broad education bill passed by the Florida House would allow the Classic Learning Test to be used to qualify for scholarships and authorize school districts to administer the test.

April 27, 2023

Conceding missteps, College Board pledges to revise Black studies course

The College Board announced Monday that it will again revise its much-criticized plan for a new Advanced Placement course in African American studies.

April 25, 2023

Rear admiral picked to be first female leader of U.S. Naval Academy

Rear Adm. Yvette Davids has been nominated for promotion to vice admiral, with assignment to lead the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, officials announced Friday.

April 21, 2023

Debate flares at GWU and elsewhere over whether to arm campus police

George Washington University plans to provide firearms to specially trained supervisors on its force.

April 18, 2023