Abbie Lieberman

Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program

Abbie Lieberman is a policy analyst on the Early & Elementary Education Policy team at New America, where she provides research and analysis on policies that impact children from birth through third grade. She has been the lead author on multiple policy papers, including: A Tale of Two Pre-K Leaders: How State Policies for Center Directors and Principals Leading Pre-K Programs Differ, and Why They Shouldn’t (2017)Building Strong Readers in Minnesota: PreK-3rd Grade Policies That Support Children's Literacy Development (2015), and Slowly but Surely: How Indiana is Building a Pre-K Program (2016). Her writing has appeared in SlateThe Hechinger Report, The Washington Monthly, Real Clear Education, and Pacific Standard

Prior to joining New America, she interned on the legislative affairs team at Education Trust and at the U.S. Department of Education working on the 2013 Race to the Top District competition. Lieberman graduated from University of California, Davis with a bachelor's degree in sociology and political science. She also holds a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Implications for PreK-12 Education in Trump’s New Budget

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Video: Teacher Stress and Low Compensation Undermine Early Learning

This video, produced by New America, zooms in on the significance of the conditions faced by today's early education workforce.


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Principal Prep in New Jersey (and Much of the Country) Lacks Early Ed Focus

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Video: Building Continuity from Birth Through Third Grade

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Video: The Role of Leadership in PreK-3rd Grade

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Transforming the Early Education Workforce

A Multimedia Guidebook


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Out Today- Transforming the Early Education Workforce: A Multimedia Guidebook

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Are the GOP Tax Plans Looking Out for Low-Income Children and Families?

The GOP tax bills miss key opportunities to help families get their young children off to a strong start.


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Signs of a Bright Future for Georgia’s Pre-K Students

The most recent analysis of Georgia’s pre-K program shows gains persist through first grade.


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How to Show Appreciation This Principals Month? Empower Them to Lead Our Youngest Learners

October is National Principals Month and it’s an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of these too often overlooked professionals.


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When Playing is Learning: What Pre-K Looks Like at KIPP

A recent study found promising results for KIPP pre-K students. We visited KIPP DC to see for ourselves.


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Ambitious Bill Aims to Solve Child Care Crisis

Under this bill, no family earning less than 150% of the state median income would pay more than 7% of their income on child care.