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
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.


2017 May be Indiana’s Year for Pre-K

With the expansion of the pre-K pilot program, 2017 is still likely to bring good news for Indiana students—regardless of the scope.


EDUCATION POLICY
There’s A Lot We Can Learn From Pre-K in Tennessee

EDUCATION POLICY
Slowly But Surely: How Indiana is Building a Pre-K Program

Early & Elementary Education Policy releases a brief that discusses the evolution of early learning in the state


EDUCATION POLICY
Slowly But Surely

In this report, New America looks at the evolution of early learning in the state of Indiana.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Early Grades are Different: A Look at Student Surveys

EDUCATION POLICY
The Early Grades Are Different: A Look at SLOs

EDUCATION POLICY
The Early Grades are Different: A Look at Classroom Observations

EDUCATION POLICY
Why Teacher Evaluation in the Early Grades is Different

This is part one of a four-part blog series on teacher evaluation in the early grades.


EDUCATION POLICY
Head Start Works. And It’s About to Get Even Better.

Head Start, the nation’s oldest and largest early education program, has been making headlines over the last few weeks— in a good way.


EDUCATION POLICY and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Babies in Prison? It’s Not What You Think