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
Funding Better Data in the President's Budget

The President's budget may fall flat in Congress.


No Parental Control

Kim Dancy schools us on the widely misunderstood role Parental PLUS loans play in federal student aid.


EDUCATION POLICY
Who Takes Out Parent PLUS Loans, Anyway?

Billions of loans are made to parents of college under an unusual program every year - but where do these dollars go?


EDUCATION POLICY
Federal Share in K-12 Spending Remains Low, But Varies Widely

The federal share of K-12 spending hovers around 10 percent, but wide discrepancies emerge due to formula quirks.


EDUCATION POLICY
Graduate Students and Tuition Tax Benefits

We analyze which graduate students can claim these benefits and how much they can claim, revealing some little-known facts.


EDUCATION POLICY
Graduate Students and Tuition Tax Benefits: New Analysis

A new analysis from New America looks at the tax benefits graduate students are eligible to claim.


EDUCATION POLICY
Measuring College Affordability: Lumina’s Rule of 10 and the Federal EFC

How does Lumina's new college affordability measure


EDUCATION POLICY
Tuition tax credits? Great, if you can use them

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EDUCATION POLICY
Comparing New America's and College Board's Tax Benefit Figures

The College Board has been measuring trends in college financial aid for years. New America's recent paper adds details to estimates.


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
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
Failing schools can’t buy success

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