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PREK-12 EDUCATION
Painting the ESSA Canvas

Experts provide big ideas in four key areas allowed by Title II-A of the Every Student Succeeds Act.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

Using data ethically is complex, and no magic formula exists. This ethical framework is meant to start conversations on campus.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Unlocking ESSA's Potential to Support Early Learning

In this report, the authors offer an introduction to ESSA, exploring major provisions that have implications for the early learning system.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
STEM Starts Early

STEM Starts Early provides key recommendations to improve opportunities for children to become confident learners in STEM.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Teacher Talent Untapped

This report highlights the barriers multilingual paraprofessionals face in entering teaching in their own words.


Education Agenda 2017

New America’s Education Policy program provides 10 recommendations for federal, state and local policy makers in 2017.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Past is Prologue

Using data from the last 15 years, this report looks at how a future recession might impact state and local appropriations for higher ed.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Why Pre-K and the Early Grades are Different

This brief looks at three components of teacher evaluations and how they are being used in the early grades.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Pluralism on the Prairie

This report examines recent reforms in Minnesota that aim to support its dual language learner population.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
From Blueprint To Building

This report highlights both the bright spots and the emerging challenges of New York’s ELL reforms.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
The Case for Open Use Policies

In this report New America details policy recommendations that would move the federal government toward clearer open use policies.


HIGHER EDUCATION
The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

In this report we look at how predictive analytics are used in higher education and the ethical concerns associated with its use.