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.

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EDUCATION POLICY
Avoiding the PSLFiasco: Part Two

Our recommendations for implementation of Public Service Loan Forgiveness will ensure smooth sailing and a more targeted program.


EDUCATION POLICY
Avoiding the PSLFiasco: Part One

Our recommendations for implementation of Public Service Loan Forgiveness will ensure smooth sailing and a more targeted program.


EDUCATION POLICY
Education Dept. Appointee’s For-Profit Past Draws Flak, but It’s Complicated

Clare McCann was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the appointment of a former dean at DeVry University.


EDUCATION POLICY
Department Lays Out Options for Charlotte Students

Clare McCann was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on the Obama-era borrower-defense rule.


EDUCATION POLICY
A Play-By-Play of Charlotte School of Law’s Closure

Charlotte School of Law finally closed last week following a rare confluence of oversight actions from multiple oversight bodies.


EDUCATION POLICY
Lessons for Higher Ed in Charlotte School of Law Closure

Charlotte School of Law finally closed last week. Here are the lessons to take away from its closure.


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 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
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
The Ins and Outs of the Borrower Defense Rule