Anne Hyslop

Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program

Anne Hyslop was a policy analyst with New America’s Education Policy Program. She provided research and analysis on school accountability, ESEA waivers and reauthorization, education data, and alignment between early childhood, K–12, and higher education policy. Before joining New America, she worked as a policy analyst at Education Sector, where she published reports on states’ efforts to collect, distribute, and hold high schools accountable for college and career readiness and student outcomes.

Hyslop graduated from Georgetown University with a master's degree in public policy, concentrating in education, social, and family policy. Prior to graduate school, she worked in early childhood education policy for the governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. In these roles, she helped develop and manage Virginia’s Quality Rating and Improvement System and other efforts to promote school readiness and access to high-quality preschool. She holds a bachelor's degree in government from the College of William and Mary.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
The Case Against Exit Exams

In the 2013-14 school year, 24 states required students to be proficient on standardized tests in order to graduate from high school.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Case Against Exit Exams

Our report identifies alternative policy approaches to exit exams these states can use.


EDUCATION POLICY
In Jindal’s Common Core Fight, Policy Should Matter Just as Much as Politics

Louisiana's Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is waging a lonely crusade to rid the Pelican State of the Common Core State Standards.


EDUCATION POLICY
Test-and-Punish is a State of Mind, not the State of Reality

The "punish" part of "test-and-punish" accountability doesn't exist.


EDUCATION POLICY
#thankateacher: Why We Do What We Do

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week! All of us at New America have been touched by amazing educators who inspired us.


EDUCATION POLICY
Dear Indiana, Love Arne: Is Waiver Oversight at a Turning Point?

Now that the Hoosier state has dumped both Common Core and PARCC, is Indiana's NCLB waiver really at risk?


EDUCATION POLICY
Night of the Living Fed(eral Education Law)

The undead law has claimed its first victim.


EDUCATION POLICY
Washington’s Waiver Woes? Meet the Ex-Waiver Waiver

Last week, Washington state legislators left Olympia without approving any changes to its teacher evaluation law.


EDUCATION POLICY
More Real Clear Education: California Waives Testing... and Accountability

Last week, after months of speculation, California finally earned a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education.


EDUCATION POLICY
At Real Clear Education: Anemic Accountability and How We Can Fix It

How can they raise standards with one hand, while removing accountability for meeting them with the other?


EDUCATION POLICY
Happy 12th Birthday NCLB!

This year holds special meaning—2014 was the law’s deadline for all students to reach proficiency in math and reading.


EDUCATION POLICY
Ten PreK-12 Debates to Expect in 2014

Over the next year be prepared for these battles in education policy.