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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.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
A Critical Mass

This report looks at what a small city in Virginia has done to become a leader in dual language learner education in the state.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Slowly But Surely

In this report, New America looks at the evolution of early learning in the state of Indiana.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
Integrating Technology in Early Literacy

A new brief analyzes the impact of early learning and family engagement programs around the country.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Exceptional Circumstances

A new brief explores issues surrounding early childhood special education and related policies.


PREK-12 EDUCATION
No Panacea

In this report, New America identifies key obstacles that prevent PD from reaching its potential for growing teachers’ knowledge and skills


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, PREK-12 EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Multilingual Paraprofessionals

This policy brief examines whether U.S. paraprofessionals can help meet the growing need for multilingual teachers.


EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Principal's Corner

Until recently, principals have been largely overlooked, with most education policy attention focused on improving teacher quality.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Stitching the States

“Is Stitching the State Data Systems the Solution to the College Blackout?” explores the idea of “stitching together” a state-based federal.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Strengthening the Partnership

States have continued to cut funding for higher education while tuition has more than doubled in 25 years.