Lindsey Tepe

Senior Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program

Lindsey Tepe is a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the Learning Technologies project and PreK-12 team, where she focuses primarily on innovation and new technologies in public schools. She researches and writes on a variety of topics, including college- and career-ready standards and assessments, school broadband connectivity, personalized learning, online assessment, and other educational applications of new technologies. Prior to joining New America, she taught elementary students in Chicago Public Schools. Tepe and her work have been featured in media outlets including The Atlantic, Fortune, Slate, Education Week, Inside Higher Ed, and others.

Tepe holds a master of public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, as well as a master of arts in teaching from Dominican University. She attended Arizona State University for undergraduate studies, earning a bachelor of science in economics.

All Work

School Ditches Online Learning Program after Parents Revolt

Lindsey Tepe was quoted by the Associated Press on the challenges of implementing technology initiatives in schools.

States, Not Publishers, Driving Innovation in the Curriculum Marketplace

The final post of this three-part series shows how state support for OER is changing the curriculum marketplace—for the better.

How ‘Open Pedagogy’ Connects Curriculum to Teacher Professional Learning

The second post of this three-part series shows how OER facilitate greater connections between the “what” and the “how” of teaching.

Leading Curriculum Reform Efforts Using Open Educational Resources

This first post of this three-part series shows how OER have become central to curriculum reform over the past five years.

Can Public Schools Close the Digital Divide?

As students return to school, it's clear not all schools are equipped with the tools to provide high-speed internet service.

Cost Shouldn’t Keep Students From Taking AP Exams

Lindsey Tepe wrote for Slate about the benefits of online textbooks.

From Online Testing to Online Learning

State-mandated online assessment may just be the push that finally brings every public school online.

Measuring Broadband in Alexandria City Schools

In the majority of America’s schools, broadband connects students to learning opportunities that were previously unreachable.

Block and Cut: How the Federal Government is Underfunding Student Support and Academic Enrichment

President Trump's proposed elimination of a new program undermines the Administration’s own commitment to local control and autonomy.

Absences, Fitness, Atmosphere: New Ways to Track Schools

Lindsey Tepe was quoted in the Associated Press about state accountability plans required under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Fake News, Media Literacy, and the Role of Our Nation’s Schools

Are our public schools up to the task of inculcating in the next generation of leaders a critical sensibility as part of basic civics?

New Solutions—Not Just New Winners—In the Curriculum Marketplace

Districts are using an important new tool to address the need for high-quality curricular materials—open educational resources, or OER.