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.

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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

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.

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.

Chronic Absenteeism in Kindergarten

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

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.

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.

Oregon Embraces Full-Day Kindergarten

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

Early Intervention Key to Combating Illiteracy

Early intervention programs are fundamental to reducing the number of Americans who are functionally illiterate.

Many New Principals Lack Early Ed Knowledge

Fifty-three percent of the principals said they had pre-K programs in their schools, but only 1 in 5 felt well-trained in instruction for ea