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 “Innovation” Trap in the PROSPER Act

This third post in our series on Rep. Foxx's new HEA bill analyzes "innovation" policies under the proposal.


EDUCATION POLICY
A Not-So-Simple Simplification in the PROSPER Act

This second post in our series on Rep. Foxx's new HEA bill analyzes financial aid policies under the proposal.


EDUCATION POLICY
What You Need to Know About the GOP Bill to Bring Sweeping Changes to Higher Ed

Clare McCann was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the Higher Education Act reauthorization bill.


EDUCATION POLICY
Want to Search Earnings for English Majors by College? You Can’t

The New York Times covered the history of collecting and reporting on outcomes data of graduated students.


EDUCATION POLICY
Department of Education Debuts New Mobile FAFSA Technology

Clare McCann was quoted in the Independent Journal Review on the Department of Education creating a mobile app for the FAFSA.


EDUCATION POLICY
FAFSA Goes Mobile

Clare McCann was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on the Department of Education creating a mobile app for the FAFSA.


EDUCATION POLICY
Trump Administration Eyes Easing Student Debt Protections

Clare McCann was quoted by AFP on student loan debt forgiveness.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Government Has a Useful Tool to Help More Americans Go to College

Amy Laitinen and Clare McCann wrote for the Hill about the Department of Education's experimental sites initiative.


EDUCATION POLICY
Fix for Borrowers with Loan Discharges Comes Up Short in Tax Reform

A provision in the House tax reform bill would make loan forgiveness for death or disability nontaxable. Why doesn't Congress go further?


EDUCATION POLICY
Defining Colleges' Liability for Fraud Claims

Clare McCann was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on holding colleges accountable for defrauding student borrowers.


EDUCATION POLICY
DeVos Falsely Suggests That Student Loans Were Federalized to Pay for Obamacare

Clare McCann was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education on a Secretary DeVos misunderstanding.


EDUCATION POLICY
U.S. Considers Partial Relief for Defrauded Student Borrowers

Clare McCann was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on the Dept. of Education offering partial relief to students who filed borrower-defense claims.