Aaron Loewenberg

Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program

Aaron Loewenberg is a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. He is a member of the early & elementary education team, where he provides research and analysis on policies that impact children from birth through third grade. Before joining New America, he taught pre-K and kindergarten for four years in Washington, D.C.

Loewenberg holds a bachelor’s degree in government and a master’s degree in educational policy and leadership, both from American University.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Starting Young: Massachusetts Birth-3rd Grade Policies that Support Children's Literacy Development

The report discusses MA's promising vision for early education and new approaches that could ensure more students have access to early ed.


EDUCATION POLICY
Child Care Teachers: Underpaid and Underappreciated

Despite the important nature of their work, child care teachers are among the country's lowest-paid workers.


EDUCATION POLICY
"Pay for Success" Gaining Traction as ECE Funding Option, But Should It Be?

"Pay for success" arrangements offer a new, though still unproven, source of cash for ECE programs.


EDUCATION POLICY
What Should Smarter Testing Look Like in the Early Grades?

With the recent debate about testing in school, it's easy to forget that assessment can be a valuable tool for improving instruction.


EDUCATION POLICY
Keeping Play in Kindergarten

Setting high academic standards for kindergarten students and building a classroom centered around play are not mutually exclusive.


Online Software, Offline Early Ed Inadequacy

Online literacy programs are better than nothing. But Abbie Lieberman and Aaron Loewenberg ask if "better than nothing" is really the best w


EDUCATION POLICY
It's Time For Candidates To Start Talking About Early Education

A new bipartisan poll finds that investing in high-quality early education is a top priority among voters.


EDUCATION POLICY
Online Literacy Software is Not the Same as Quality Pre-K

This year, over 6,600 Utah children are attempting to learn the skills needed for kindergarten via a state-funded online school program.


EDUCATION POLICY
Chronic Absenteeism in Kindergarten

Studies suggest that kindergarten absenteeism leads to poor reading skills by the end of third grade.


EDUCATION POLICY
Preschool Development Grants At Risk

Vital funding being used to expand pre-K access across the country will disappear if Congress fails to restore budget cuts.


EDUCATION POLICY
New Research: Two-Year-Old Vocabulary Predicts Kindergarten Success

A new study linking early vocabulary skills to kindergarten success highlights the importance of early intervention.


EDUCATION POLICY
Oregon Embraces Full-Day Kindergarten

Studies show that the benefits of full-day kindergarten are worth the cost.