Clare McCann

Senior Policy Analyst, Education Policy

Clare McCann is a senior policy analyst 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.

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EDUCATION POLICY
What Did Black Colleges Win From Meetings With Trump?

Clare McCann was quoted in Higher Ed on Trump's budget proposal and the effect it will have on historically black colleges and universities.


EDUCATION POLICY
Reading the Tea Leaves: More Cuts to Student Aid Expected

The Administration wants to pull $3.9 billion out of the roughly $10.6 billion Pell program surplus.


EDUCATION POLICY
The "Skinny Budget" Starves Some Higher Ed Programs

The Trump Administration calls for a 13 percent cut to funding for the U.S. Department of Education and targeting some popular programs.


EDUCATION POLICY
Survey Says: College Presidents Concerned About Transparency

A new Inside Higher Ed survey of college presidents finds poor scores for transparency efforts.


EDUCATION POLICY
An Easy Win in Year-Round Pell

Congress and the Administration should reinvest Pell funds to give students access to the grants all year long.


EDUCATION POLICY
The False Promises of Online Education

Policymakers need to address the issue of high costs and questionable quality in online education programs, identified in a recent study.


EDUCATION POLICY
Bipartisan Bill for Evidence Could Improve Access to Higher Ed Data

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash) introduced a bill that would make lawmakers consider policy in a way they rarely do.


EDUCATION POLICY
15 Higher Education Predictions for 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, New America's education program offers 15 higher education predictions for what we think will happen next year.


EDUCATION POLICY
Reflections on 2014 from New America's PreK-12 Ed Policy Team

Some highlights in the world of education policy from 2014.


EDUCATION POLICY
Congress Serves Up a Freshly Baked CRomnibus

Last night, the House Committee on the Rules released a spending bill that will fund most programs through the remainder of FY 2015.


EDUCATION POLICY
$1.1 trillion student loan bubble? Not so fast

“The people we’re worried about are totally on the other end,” said Alexander Holt, a policy analyst at the New America Foundation. “They ha


EDUCATION POLICY
Barking up the wrong tree with the student debt crisis

It's clear that students, families and policymakers share substantial, and well-deserved, anxiety over student loans. But as we pursue solut