Press Releases

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