Kim Dancy

Senior Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program

KIM DANCY is a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She works with the Higher Education Initiative, where she conducts original research and data analysis on higher education issues, including federal funding for education programs, quality assurance, and consumer protection, and provides general data and analytic support. 

Prior to joining New America, Dancy worked for the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, where her work focused on the use of competency-based education in career and technical fields, as well as the alignment of educational programs with labor market needs. Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
A New Look at Tuition Tax Benefits

The facts and figures in A New Look at Tuition Tax Benefits are sure to change how policymakers see one of the largest sources of federal fi


EDUCATION POLICY
Study: Many Undergrads Remain Ineligible for Tax Breaks

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EDUCATION POLICY
Expanding tax credits has done little to help college students

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EDUCATION POLICY
Hacking the American Opportunity Tax Credit for College Tuition

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EDUCATION POLICY
A New Look at Tuition Tax Benefits

Today, New America’s Education Policy Program released a brief that estimates optimal tax benefits for undergraduates.


EDUCATION POLICY
Failing schools can’t buy success

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EDUCATION POLICY
Financial aid for coding boot camps and MOOCs

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EDUCATION POLICY
Visualizing the Higher Education Industry

Kim Dancy and Amy Laitinen paint a view of the huge and complex higher education industry with it's multiple goals and constituencies.


EDUCATION POLICY
What Would It Take to Make College Debt-free?

Middle class anxiety about the cost of college has brought higher education financing to the fore of the current presidential election.


EDUCATION POLICY
Will a New Teacher Loan Assistance Bill Solve Anything?

A new bill promises to streamline current federal teacher loan programs and attract and retain quality teachers in high-needs schools.