Clare McCann

Deputy Director for Federal Policy, Education Policy

Clare McCann is the deputy director for federal higher education policy with New America's Education Policy program. She works on the higher education team, conducting research and analysis on issues including federal financial aid, data transparency, and accountability for institutions of higher education. She previously served as a senior policy advisor for the U.S. Department of Education. McCann holds a bachelor's degree from The George Washington University.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Highs and Lows of Higher Ed in the White House Budget Request

The White House released its fiscal year 2019 budget request to Congress today, with big implications for higher ed.


EDUCATION POLICY
Graduation Rates and Bright Lines

Clare McCann was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on regional accreditors' considerations of student outcomes.


EDUCATION POLICY
Coding Bootcamp General Assembly Hints at Possible Sale

Clare McCann was quoted in EdSurge on the possible sale of General Assembly.


EDUCATION POLICY
Dividing Lines Take Shape in Senate

Clare McCann was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on innovation-related developments in the PROSPER Act.


EDUCATION POLICY
Putting the Experiment Back in the Experimental Sites Initiative

By designing, funding, and carrying out true evaluations, the Department of Education could help more Americans access higher education.


EDUCATION POLICY
Putting the Experiment Back in the Experimental Sites Initiative

A new report looks at the failed potential of higher education's Experimental Sites Initiative and how to fix it.


EDUCATION POLICY
Black Colleges Swept Up in For-Profit Crackdown Find Relief From DeVos

Clare McCann was quoted in the New York Times on borrower defense relief.


EDUCATION POLICY
A New Betsy DeVos Proposal Would Make It Much Tougher For Students To Get Loan Forgiveness

Clare McCann was quoted in BuzzFeed News on borrower defense relief.


EDUCATION POLICY
DeVos Considers Stricter Standard for Student Fraud Claims

Clare McCann was quoted in Politico's Morning Ed on borrower defense relief.


EDUCATION POLICY
Proposal Would Raise the Bar for Borrowers Seeking Loan Relief

Clare McCann was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on borrower defense relief.


EDUCATION POLICY
Education Department’s Borrower Defense Relief: Days Late and Dollars Short

An Education Department plan to calculate partial relief for Corinthian borrower defense claims using Gainful Employment data falls short.


EDUCATION POLICY
For Students Swindled by Predatory Colleges, Relief May Only Be Partial

Clare McCann's blog post on borrower defense relief was cited by the New York Times.