Abbie Lieberman

Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program

Abbie Lieberman is a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the early & elementary education team, where she provides research and analysis on policies that impact children from birth through third grade. 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.

Ms. Lieberman recently graduated from Georgetown University’s McCourt School with a master's degree in public policy, where her research focused on education reform and students with disabilities. She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and political science from University of California, Davis.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
This Trump Budget Cut Stands to Reduce Young Learners’ Odds of Escaping Poverty

Abbie Lieberman and Laura Bornfreund explain how the President's budget proposal could negatively affect school-principal quality.


EDUCATION POLICY
Implications for PreK-12 Education in Trump’s "America First" Budget

EDUCATION POLICY
Better Compensation: A Necessary Component for a Strong Head Start Workforce

Increasing education requirements in the ECE field, combined with low wages, can make maintaining a high-quality workforce challenging.


If We’re Serious About Early Learning, Here’s How It Should Look

Early care and education is infrastructure—building it will take real investment, not just tax credits and deductions.


EDUCATION POLICY
2017 State Pre-K Funding? Outlook Hazy

Gubernatorial budget proposals offer some insight into early education priorities at the state level.


EDUCATION POLICY and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
DeVos and Price Hearings Leave Us With More Questions on Early Ed

EDUCATION POLICY
What “Transforming the Workforce” Says About Leaders

EDUCATION POLICY
What Does Head Start Look Like in Your State?

A New Report Reveals Just How Misleading National-Level Statistics Can Be


EDUCATION POLICY and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
It Takes a District: DC's Strategy for Improving Child Care Quality

EDUCATION POLICY and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
What do DeVos and Price Picks Mean for Early Ed?

The future of early learning under the incoming Trump administration remains opaque.


EDUCATION POLICY
Preschool Development Grants: Where Do They Go From Here?

Another round of Preschool Development Grant (PDG) funding was announced for the 18 states that were first awarded grants three years ago.


EDUCATION POLICY
Why Pre-K and the Early Grades are Different

This brief looks at three components of teacher evaluations and how they are being used in the early grades.