Abigail Swisher

Program Associate, Education Policy Program

Abigail Swisher is a program associate with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the PreK-12 team, where her work focuses on college and career-ready policies, with specific attention to both assessment and the transition from high school to higher education. Prior to joining New America, Swisher taught elementary school science and engineering in Granville County, North Carolina.

All Work

New Flexibilities on PARCC, New Opportunities to Lower the Bar for Students

PARCC, the multi-state Common Core-aligned assessment system, will be offering its member states new flexibilities next year.

Data vs. Politics: Why Has Commissioner Chester Stepped Back from PARCC?

Mass Education Commissioner and PARCC Chairman Mitchell Chester just took a big step back from the test he’s championed.

Master’s Requirement Threatens Equity in Dual Enrollment Access

The Higher Learning Commission's recent ruling is poised to cut or eliminate dual enrollment programs across its member states.

Building Momentum for Postsecondary Success

A recent report identifies a successful solution for boosting college completion.