Sabia Prescott

Administrative Assistant, Education Policy Program

Sabia Prescott is an administrative assistant with the Education Policy program at New America. Prior to joining New America, Prescott served as the media policy fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Global Communication Studies and as an English annotator at the Linguistic Data Consortium. She holds a BA in linguistics from the University of Mary Washington and is currently pursuing an MA in public policy and gender studies at the George Washington University. 

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Low-Income Transgender Students Face Systematic Barriers in Applying for Federal Aid

New phrasing of the gender question on the FAFSA may not actually help transgender students.


EDUCATION POLICY
Why We Don’t Know Anything About Transgender Teachers, And Why We Should

Sabia Prescott wrote for HuffPost about how a lack of inclusive data may sideline the policy priorities for transgender teachers.


LGBTQ Rights on Campuses Through the Decades

As we celebrate Pride Month, it's worth taking stock of the victories and challenges that shape the modern LGBTQ student experience.


EDUCATION POLICY
How Could Early STEM Engagement Create Equity In The Workforce?

To address issues of diversity in the STEM workforce, we need to consider the power of equitable STEM engagement from a young age.


One Struggle, One Fight, Lots of Feminisms

The new docudrama 'When We Rise' brings mid-century struggles for equality into the present with a stinging salience.


EDUCATION POLICY
Protecting Basic Student Rights is No Longer a Federal Matter

A new Trump administration order will allow schools to decide whether or not to discriminate against transgender students.


EDUCATION POLICY
Betsy DeVos and the Cycle of LGBT Student Inequity

Betsy DeVos is about to passively become part of a system designed to keep LGBT students at a disadvantage.


Does Student Data Work for all Students?

When we collect inconsistent data about students' identities, we further exclude those we can least afford to ignore.


Creating Equity by Teaching Equality

Prior to this 2016, very few public schools taught students about LGBTQ identities, civil rights, or LGBTQ contributions to U.S. history.