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Today, New America’s Education Policy Program released the fourth 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.

Upcoming Events

The Modern Struggle For Voting Rights in America

EVENT September 10, 2015 12:15 PM– 01:45 PM

Thursday September 10, 2015

12:15 PM – 01:45 PM

[u'1899 L Street NW, Suite 400', u'Washington, DC 20036']

In his new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, journalist Ari Berman uses narrative history to bring to life the transformation of the country under the VRA and the counterrevolutionary efforts against it. Join New America for a discussion on the VRA as we explore the past and present conditions of voting rights in America.

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EVENT September 10, 2015 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Thursday September 10, 2015

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM

[u'156 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor', u'New York, NY 10010']

The next Steve Jobs is just as likely to come from Lagos, Lahore, Monterrey or Mumbai as from Silicon Valley. Join Elmira Bayrasli for a conversation on the rise of global entrepreneurship and how innovation is shifting to the other side of the world.

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Building Strong Readers in Minnesota

EVENT September 14, 2015 02:30 PM– 04:30 PM

Monday September 14, 2015

02:30 PM – 04:30 PM

[u'Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot', u'225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401']

A new brief to be released by New America’s Early Education Initiative explores Minnesota’s PreK-3rd grade education policies and the role they play in helping school districts, schools, and teachers ensure that all children are on track to reading on grade level by the end of third grade.

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Turning the Tide

EVENT September 15, 2015 08:30 AM– 10:00 AM

Tuesday September 15, 2015

08:30 AM – 10:00 AM

[u'1899 L Street NW, Suite 400', u'Washington, DC, 20036']

As a criminal justice reform bill moves through Congress with strong support from both parties, we are still less than two decades from a time when political candidates competed for the title of toughest on crime. Please join us for a discussion of how activists from deeply divergent ideological frameworks joined forces to move criminal justice reform into the American mainstream.

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