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Deciding to go to college

Today, New America’s Education Policy Program released the first in a series of College Decisions Survey briefs that analyze new survey data about what prospective college students know about the college-going and financing process. Part 1: Deciding to Go to College focuses on why students decide to pursue college in the first place, and looks at how financial concerns are one of the major drivers in deciding whether and where to go to college.

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Contested Terrain: The Future of Afghan Women

EVENT May 28, 2015 12:15 PM– 01:45 PM

Thursday May 28, 2015

12:15 PM – 01:45 PM


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With the U.S. military withdrawing and a new government in place, how will women be affected by Afghanistan's moment of transition? Join New America and the McCain Institute for International Leadership for a conversation about the obstacles and opportunities currently facing Afghan women.

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THIS IS HOW WE FOUGHT IN GAZA

EVENT May 28, 2015 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Thursday May 28, 2015

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM


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Join New America NYC in a conversation about permissive "rules of engagement" of the Israeli Defense Forces and the human consequences on IDF policies on the ground in Gaza.

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Connecting Talent with Opportunity in the Digital Age

EVENT June 04, 2015 09:00 AM– 11:00 AM

Thursday June 04, 2015

09:00 AM – 11:00 AM


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This event will bring together industry experts, economists, business leaders, and policy makers to discuss how these technologies might address stubborn disconnects in labor markets around the world---and what it will take to capture their potential.

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GEEK HERESY

EVENT June 04, 2015 12:15 PM– 01:45 PM

Thursday June 04, 2015

12:15 PM – 01:45 PM


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Popular wisdom holds that technology can help the developing world make great strides, whether it’s by facilitating education, helping with access to water, or delivering much-needed medication. But Kentaro Toyama, W. K. Kellogg Associate Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information and co-founder of Microsoft Research India, argues in a new book that believing technology is the key to fixing these problems is wrong-headed, and can have damaging results.

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policy paper | May 28, 2015 | Education Policy
Deciding to go to college

Deciding to go to college

2015 College Decisions Survey: Part I

Today, New America’s Education Policy Program released the first in a series of College Decisions Survey briefs that analyze new survey data about what prospective college students know about the college-going and financing process. Part 1: Deciding to Go to College focuses on why students decide to pursue college in the first place, and looks at how financial concerns are one of the major drivers in deciding whether and where to go to college.

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article | May 28, 2015 | The Weekly Wonk
Making Machines Work for Us

Making Machines Work for Us

Matt Garcia

Opponents of unions have argued that rapid mechanization will render organized labor obsolete. Matt Garcia investigates why that vision hasn't come to pass and describes how technology can be used to improve the lives of farm workers.

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