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

EDUCATION POLICY
Estimating the Impact of the Department's Open Licensing Rule

The Department of Education announced a rule that would require educational resources created through direct competitive grants to carry an


EDUCATION POLICY
The Department of Education’s Plan to Go Open—Open Educational Resources, That Is

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EDUCATION POLICY
#ReadyForSuccess: Department of ED Highlights District’s Strategic Use of OER

Williamsfield's decision to adopt OER has allowed the district to help students and teachers access a much wider range of resources online.


EDUCATION POLICY
How Valuable are Federally Funded Educational Resources?

The federal government should work toward a comprehensive policy to require that publicly funded resources are made publicly available.


EDUCATION POLICY and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
OER Policy Coalition Calls on White House for Executive Action on Open Licensing of Federally Funded Educational Resources

Today, New America's Education Policy Program, along with a broad coalition of education, library, technology, public interest, and legal or


EDUCATION POLICY
Red Light, Green Light: How Integrated are States' College Readiness Policies?

Those are some of the questions answered in a new interactive report from the New America Foundation, "Mapping College Ready Policies." Put


EDUCATION POLICY
Making "College Ready" Matter

What policies are states developing to boost college readiness, and how can these policies be improved?


EDUCATION POLICY
#ThankATeacher: Reflections from New America's PreK-12 Ed Policy Team

For National Teacher Appreciation Week, New America's Education policy team shares stories of their most inspirational teachers.


EDUCATION POLICY
Colleges are Starting to Make “College Ready” Meaningful

Some 200 colleges and universities will place students deemed "college ready" on Common Core aligned assessments in credit bearing courses.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Next Experiment in Education

Overall, the micro-credentialing movement has a lot to offer teacher professional development. While pilots like DC’s are just getting start


EDUCATION POLICY
Could Micro-credentials Drive Transparency — and Quality — in Teacher Learning?

Given how little is currently known about the impact of professional learning opportunities, micro-credentialing could be a path forward.


EDUCATION POLICY
OER as Retention Initiative

“Free community college” would require major legal and financial changes, as well as some unusually farsighted political leadership. Free te