Ivy Love

Policy Analyst, Center on Education and Skills

Ivy Love is a policy analyst with the Center on Education and Skills (CESNA) within the Education Policy program at New America, joining the team in October 2017.   

Love came to New America from the Association of Community College Trustees, where she co-authored reports on student loan outcomes, state and federal financial aid and student success, and federal-state partnerships in workforce development, as well as managed the association’s policy blog. Love got her start in education policy as an intern with the higher education team at New America.   

She holds an MA from the University of Sheffield (UK), a BA from Missouri Southern State University, and is a PhD candidate in higher education administration at Saint Louis University.  

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College Decisions Survey Part V: Searching for the Right College

This is the final brief in a five part series analyzing what students know about college financing.

College Decisions Survey Part IV: Understanding Student Loan Debt

As part of the College Decision Survey, prospective and recently-enrolled college students’ were asked about student loans.

NASFAA’s Three Paths for FAFSA Applicants (Part 2)

This post will examine a recommendation in NASFAA's proposal dealing with how FAFSA applicants are sorted into three paths.

NASFAA’s Take on Data for the FAFSA (Part 1)

In this post, we'll break down the details of how NASFAA proposes collecting and using data for the FAFSA.

Tech Support Keeps Central Arizona Students Connected

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Right on Schedule: Gates Proposes Simplifying the FAFSA

The Gates Foundation proposes a new way to simplify the FAFSA, a move to help families realize their college dreams.

West Texas Partnership Provides New Engineering Pathway

STEP West Texas, a partnership between Angelo State and Southwest Texas Junior College, addresses workforce needs.

Does a High School Diploma Mean "College-Ready" for Students?

Are high school students ready for college or a career? In some states, that depends on who you ask.

Making "College Ready" Matter

How can high schools align their assessments to maximize students' success in college? New America debuted a new database that can help at a

What a Dollar (or 400 Million of Them) Can Do

News of this gift to an already well-funded institution made me wonder: What could $400 million do at less funded schools?

ATB Mysteries Revealed: ED Issues Guidance on the New “Ability to Benefit” Rule

The U.S. Department of Education distributed a letter outlining the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014.