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EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
New America Launches Multimedia Guidebook for Transforming the Early Ed Workforce

A new guidebook on how to transform the early education workforce includes videos, interactive tools, FAQs, discussion questions, key quotes


HIGHER EDUCATION
As House Republicans Release HEA Bill, New America Experts Identify Key Questions for Analysis

A new bill is expected to include sweeping changes to the way in which the federal government regulates higher education.


Announcing the Learning Sciences Exchange (LSX)

Announcing a new fellows program for mid-career specialists in the learning sciences, policy, journalism, and entertainment


CENTER ON EDUCATION & SKILLS
Mary Alice McCarthy Joins Achieving the Dream Board of Directors

McCarthy’s expertise brings new policy depth to Achieving the Dream, on issues concerning workforce development and economic mobility.


Transforming the Higher Education Act for the 21st Century

A group of organizations today announced a set of seven shared principles for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA).


Rethink Reading for a Digital Age: Human-Powered and Tech-Assisted

With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer i


OER Policy Coalition Calls on White House for Executive Action on Open Licensing of Federally Funded Educational Resources

Today, New America's Education Policy Program, along with a broad coalition of education, library, technology, public interest, and legal or


The Case for Building a Social Policy Centered on Families

A report calling for new frameworks to help American families navigate today’s challenges.


Palmer Joins New America As Senior Policy Analyst

Iris Palmer has joined New America's Education Policy Program as a senior policy analyst.


High School Exit Exams Hinder Common Core Implementation, New Report Finds

In the 2013-14 school year, twenty-four states required students to be proficient on standardized tests in order to graduate from high schoo


New America Hosts Launch of Workforce Credentials Coalition

Today, New America is hosting the inaugural meeting of the Workforce Credentials Coalition. Led by the California Community Colleges (CCCCO)


Subprime Learning: Opportunities for Young Children Stagnated After Great Recession, Report Finds

In the past five years, pre-K enrollments in the United States have not substantially increased, high-quality affordable child care remains