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

Are We ConnectED Yet? The Year in Review

Making the most of new technologies will require a substantial shift in how teachers are instructing and impact how students are learning.

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood? Picturing Poverty and its Effects

There is little doubt that the circumstances in which a child is raised have a profound impact on that child’s trajectory in life.

Beyond Screen Time: A Digital Age Architecture for Early Education

Research has shown young children can benefit from screen media when those media are designed to be understood by young children.

College Admissions Exams Connecting to the Work of High School...Why Now?

The SAT and ACT have “become disconnected from the work of our high schools."

What Does 21st Century Connectivity Look Like… and Are We There Yet?

"In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, we should definitely demand it in our schools."

Connected Communities in an Age of Digital Learning

The need to upgrade America’s Internet infrastructure to support innovative digital learning tools and services has never been greater.

Mooresville, NC: ConnectED Schools Supported by Connected Communities

This post is the second of a four part series, covering four priorities for modernization of the FCC’s E-rate program.

Beyond the Ed-Tech Hype: EDUpreneurs Focusing on Content and Design

“Online education is not magic dust to be sprinkled on top of traditionally designed courses.”

Ten PreK-12 Debates to Expect in 2014

Over the next year be prepared for these battles in education policy.

Mad Minutes vs. Minecraft: the Future of Gamification in Education

While they do use many “revolutionary” gamification elements I’ve wondered if they actually capture the real value of using games to teach.

To Pave the Way for Education Innovation, Schools and Libraries Need a “High-Fiber Diet”

Robust broadband infrastructure in schools is fundamental to the success of many of the most promising innovations in PreK-12 education.

New Grants Focus on Inter-State Collaboration for Kindergarten Entry Assessments

While the EAG program was originally supposed to distribute just $9 million in grants, the Dept ultimately judged all applicants worthy.