Cara Sklar

Deputy Director, Early & Elementary Education Policy

Cara Sklar is deputy director of Early & Elementary Education policy with the Education Policy program at New America. She provides research and analysis on policies and programs improving children’s learning experiences from birth through third grade.

Prior to joining New America, Cara gained education policy experience at the federal, state, and local levels. She was a federal policy analyst for Zero to Three and an education research analyst for the District of Columbia government. She was the director of research and policy for Briya, a high-performing, two-generation public school where she now serves on the board.

Cara holds a master’s degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgetown University.

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