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

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.


EDUCATION POLICY
Cost Shouldn’t Keep Students From Taking AP Exams

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


EDUCATION POLICY
From Online Testing to Online Learning

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


EDUCATION POLICY and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Measuring Broadband in Alexandria City Schools

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


EDUCATION POLICY
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.


EDUCATION POLICY
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?


EDUCATION POLICY
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.


Is Betsy DeVos a Mainstream Candidate for Secretary of Education?

Devos' lack of experience in education certainly puts her outside the norm.


EDUCATION POLICY
Increasing the Impact of the Department of Education’s Competitive Grants

The Department of Education issued a new open licensing rule today for its competitive grant programs.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Case for Open Use Policies

In this report New America details policy recommendations that would move the federal government toward clearer open use policies.


Open Up! Open Use Policies for Information Can Power Open Movements

Limiting access to information produced with public funds is still quite common. Lindsey Tepe writes on how to change that.