Michael Prebil

Program Associate, Center on Education and Skills

Michael Prebil is a program associate with the Center on Education and Skills at New America (CESNA), having joined the Education Policy program in September 2016 as an intern with CESNA and the Higher Education team. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and foreign language from McGill University in Montreal, and has completed a graduate certificate program in international relations at the School for Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining New America, he worked with his hands, in the for-profit education sector, and in public health research. He studies workforce development strategies and learning models that address employers' needs for capable and flexible lifelong learners in a globalized and rapidly automating economy.

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EDUCATION POLICY
Better Together: Embedding Certifications to Support Adult Learners

A supply chain management program at Broward College shows how multi-credential pathways can help adult students land a better job.


EDUCATION POLICY
Perkins CTE: Better with Apprenticeship

Perkins reauthorization creates an opportunity for Congress to bring apprenticeship and CTE closer together. Let’s hope they don’t miss it.


EDUCATION POLICY
Fresh Ideas for Growing Apprenticeship

Wherever the White House’s pronouncements on apprenticeship take us, bipartisan policy will help make apprenticeships work.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Biggest Losers in FY 2018 Higher Ed Budget Request

The Trump administration today released its full 2018 budget request to Congress -- and it has particularly harsh implications for students.


EDUCATION POLICY
Apprenticeship Forward: Building a New American Tradition

Apprenticeship can address some of American society's deepest-seated problems. It's time to make the most of the buzz.


EDUCATION POLICY
Teach Cybersecurity with Apprenticeship Instead

Cybersecurity apprenticeships can fix the industry's desperate labor shortages and make the case for expanding apprenticeship elsewhere.


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How Do We Pay for It? Innovative Approaches to Financing Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship at scale requires resources all employers can use - and tax credits won't cut it. The UK's new plan may be a good reference.


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Started From the Bottom—and Still Here

Bad schools indebt students and don't improve social mobility. Mobility Report Cards make them easier to find - the rest is accountability.


EDUCATION POLICY
Executive order on HBCUs launches Trump's "New Deal for Black America"

The public should keep a close eye on magic bullet solutions for HBCU funding troubles.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Effervescent Optimism of Private Loan Refinancing

SoFi went for broke with a second Super Bowl ad. So what do they actually do?


EDUCATION POLICY
Survey says: Americans still not sure where they stand on higher ed

Two pre-election opinion polls show political divides in higher ed policy.


EDUCATION POLICY
Reconnecting opportunity youth through work-based learning

An OECD report debuted at New America explores strategies for building shared success for at-risk youth and their employers.