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
The Slow Death of a For-Profit Law School

Clare McCann was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on negotiations between the Department of Education and the now-closed Charlotte School of Law.


EDUCATION POLICY
A Blown Deadline Could Cost a For-Profit School Millions

Clare McCann was quoted in Bloomberg on negotiations between the Department of Education and the now-closed Charlotte School of Law.


EDUCATION POLICY
Federal Aid Headaches in West Virginia

Clare McCann was quoted in Inside Higher Ed about the political pressure surrounding Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.


EDUCATION POLICY
DeVos Abandons Plan to Award Federal Student Loan Servicing to a Single Company

Clare McCann was quoted in PBS NewsHour about Secretary Devos' decision concerning federal student loan servicing.


EDUCATION POLICY
DeVos Offers a Lifeline to For-Profit Law School That Hired Her Former Adviser

Clare McCann was quoted in Bloomberg about for-profit colleges.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Ins and Outs of the Borrower Defense Rule

EDUCATION POLICY
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 States (and D.C.) Are Suing Betsy DeVos

Clare McCann was quoted in Mother Jones about the Department of Education's changing tides under Secretary DeVos' leadership.


EDUCATION POLICY
Landmark Law on Higher Education Should Be Scrapped, DeVos Suggests

Clare McCann was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education about Secretary DeVos's suggestion to scrap the Higher Education Act of 1965.


EDUCATION POLICY
Should college loans lose federal subsidies?

Clare McCann was quoted in the Victoria Advocate about President Trump's proposed budget and how it would affect student aid.


EDUCATION POLICY
What DeVos’s ‘Reset’ on 2 Major Consumer Rules Means for Colleges

Clare McCann was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the the Education Department's decision to delay and renegotiate two of P


EDUCATION POLICY
Here’s How a Student ‘Unit Record’ System Could Change Higher Ed

Amy Laitinen and Clare McCann were quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education about how colleges can better direct their course strategies


EDUCATION POLICY
Changes to the Future of Student Loan Servicing