Karin is a longtime higher education reporter whose work has appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, and Washington Monthly. She has been recognized by the Education Writers Association for her reporting on campus drinking, town-gown relations, higher-education policy, and the globalization of higher education. She is a recipient of the International Reporting Project fellowship, the East-West Center’s Jefferson fellowship for reporting in Asia, and the National Press Foundation’s Paul Miller Washington reporting fellowship. A graduate of Smith College and a native of Newfoundland, she is working on a book about Chinese students in America.
All articles by Karin Fischer
Newsom's cradle-to-career plan for education is ambitious — and expensive
An EdSource estimate finds that the governor-elect's education promises could add up to billions of dollars.
November 7, 2018
Newsom's 'cradle-to-career' education pledge will require sweeping changes in California
California's likely next governor has yet to spell out how much implementing his strategy will cost.
September 23, 2018
Community colleges try new ‘pathway’ to student success
California colleges are pursuing a bold effort to improve graduation and transfer. Could its ambition be a stumbling block to success?