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Candid, Personal, and To-The-Point Policy Analysis and Insights from New America's Millennial Fellows

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Chicago's (Still) Divided Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools perpetuate a "triple segregation" via its selective enrollment high schools.

Chicago's (Still) Divided Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools perpetuate a "triple segregation" via its selective enrollment high schools.


DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Shifting Collective Values

Thanks to the hard work of advocates, English learners across California now have the opportunity to retain and embrace their home language.


The Nexus of Community Needs and Public Policy

Communicating and collaborating with those affected by natural disasters are two of the most important aspects of energy policy making.


Contextualizing Competition Policy in an Ever Changing World

What are other policies that may be leveraged in conjunction with or in lieu of competition policy?


A Generational Take on the Politics of Precarity

Exploring the relationship between the myriad forms of precarity found amongst Millennials and its impact on political participation.


When Surviving is Not Enough

Seeking out the narratives of ordinary Americans currently living in poverty should not be so novel of an idea.


Meritocracy, the American Dream, and Other Fairy Tales

How the American Dream™ is used as an excuse to justify privilege and de-legitimize the struggles of vulnerable yet resilient communities.


Why We Want You to Slide into our DMs

While we live in a 140-character world, we know that greater engagement and deeper understanding are just a DM away.


Welcome to the DM

An introduction to the Direct Message—a new blog from New America's Millennials Initiative.


New DHS Social Media Retention Practices Threaten Privacy, Freedom of Expression

A new notice allows the DHS to collect and store social media information and search results of non-U.S. persons in the United States.


PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY PROJECT
Building Communities, Building Capacity: Deliberation as Innovation in Civic Engagement

EARLY & ELEMENTARY EDUCATION and DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Rethinking the Word Gap

A new study finds word gap acceptance among teachers has consequences for low-income Latinx students.