Manuela Ekowo

Manuela Ekowo was a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She provided research and analysis on policies related to higher education including innovations in higher education delivery, the use of technology, open educational resources (OER), and ensuring equitable outcomes for underrepresented students. In addition, Ekowo helped lead the program's public opinion efforts to capture American sentiment on various aspects of higher education.

As a contributing columnist for EdSurge, Ekowo wrote on how technology can foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in colleges and universities. Her writing has also been featured in such media outlets as Pacific Standard, The EvoLLLution, Washington Examiner, Real Clear Education, and The American Youth Policy Forum.

Prior to joining New America, Ekowo worked at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). Ekowo holds a bachelor's degree in government and legal studies from Bowdoin College.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Higher Education in the Election

Americans believe education beyond high school is necessary for securing economic success, but is an increasingly expensive proposition.


EDUCATION POLICY
Figures Don’t Lie, but Liars Can Figure

Manuela Ekowo articulates why raw numbers do not equal human-made data.


EDUCATION POLICY
Why Numbers can be Neutral but Data Can’t

During April's Math Awareness Month, we look at how we can make college level math more practical and prepare students for the real world.


EDUCATION POLICY
Launching ARPA-ED for Higher Ed

With the explosion of new education technologies on campuses, why hasn't the case for ARPA-ED for higher education been widely put forth?


EDUCATION POLICY
Following the rules or making its own?: Pennsylvania is the only state barring online students from its need-based grant program

Why is Pennsylvania the only state barring online students from the state's need-based grant program?'


EDUCATION POLICY
The Rockies weren’t rocky enough: Colorado Community College System does away with out-of-state online instructors

The unionization of adjuncts make it rational for colleges, strapped for funds, to prohibit online instructors who don't reside in the state


EDUCATION POLICY
Starting from Scratch

A new vision for higher education.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Big Three for IT: College IT Leaders Name their Top Priorities for 2016

Members of EDUCAUSE have named their top priorities for 2016.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Why Predictive Analytics are Probably on Colleges' Wish Lists this Year

The League for Innovation in the Community College, identified seven key trends that will challenge their institutions in the years ahead.