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
The Results Are In: Head Start Re-Competition, Round Two

So, how did the 122 providers competing for their grants fare in the DRS this year?


EDUCATION POLICY
Improving Educational Outcomes for Families

Using Head Start as a vehicle to reach parents and increase their educational attainment is a logical next step to enhance family well-being


EDUCATION POLICY
Preschool Development Grants Have the Right Priorities

Preschool Development Grants are an opportunity for states to expand access to those children who could benefit most.


EDUCATION POLICY
As State Pre-K Expands, Where Does Head Start Fit In?

As states turn to more Pre-K programs, Head Start, which serves more the a million under privileged kids, is being left behind.


EDUCATION POLICY
Children’s Well-Being Reflects a Sluggish Economic Recovery

While children overall may be doing better today than their predecessors, too many children still aren't receiving the resources they need.


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Federal Action Lags Behind Public Opinion on Early Ed

A new bipartisan poll reveals that Americans overwhelmingly support government investment in early education.


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Accountability and the Birth through 12th Grade Continuum

Integrating early education into the greater K-12 system provides children with a more cohesive and coordinated educational experience.


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Creating Environments for Early Learner Success

In order for children to fully benefit from pre-K, they must be enrolled in a program that provides an appropriate, enriching learning envir


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Child Care as an Intergenerational Solution to Poverty

Increased access to child care is an especially promising anti-poverty policy because it is intergenerational.


EDUCATION POLICY
Summer Learning: Literally Meeting Children Where They Are

Just because summer vacation usually means a break from class time, it does not also mean a break from learning.


EDUCATION POLICY
Inadequate Access to High Quality Early Education Programs Widens Readiness Gap

A new report examines potential relationships between the school-readiness gap and unequal access to high quality early education programs.