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

Is Betsy DeVos a Mainstream Candidate for Secretary of Education?

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

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.

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.

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.

Does Our Social Contract for Education Need a Reboot?

If we want to ensure it's serving all students and citizens in the digital age, then, yes, writes Lindsey Tepe.

The Netflix for Young Readers

Lindsey Tepe looks at how to encourage binge reading.

Paying For Teacher PD and Textbooks Shouldn’t Be Either/Or

A new Iowa bill would divert up to $30 million in annual funding set aside for teacher professional development into purchasing textbooks.

Why 14 States Are Choosing to #GoOpen

State and district leaders commit to "go open" and support schools as they transition to using high-quality OER in their classrooms.

New Report Sheds Light on the Need for Digital Equity at Home for Education

New digital equity report provides insight into barriers for families trying to get online, and consequences of the digital divide for kids.

A Christmas Story: Sharing Educational Resources at the Department of Labor

Over the holidays, the Department of Labor adopted an open licensing requirement for certain educational resources.

Margins to Mainstream

Join us to discuss left-right cooperation in the form of resistance to Common Core, as well as the evidence of its failures and limits.

The Divide Over 'Open': ED's Open Licensing Rule Causes Conflict on Campus

The comments are in, and it appears that the campus is divided.