Tony Hanna

Intern, Education Policy Program

Tony Hanna is a Summer 2017 intern with the Education Policy program's Dual Language Learners National Work Group. Prior to joining New America, his work was in the field of refugee and immigrant education in Tennessee, where he founded a college readiness program for refugee youth in Memphis. 

Hanna graduated from Rhodes College with a bachelor's degree in International Studies and Political Science and a minor in Educational Studies. He also holds a master's degree in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
How School Vouchers Affect English Learners

Officials at the Department of Education have expressed interest in expanding voucher programs. What would this mean for English learners?


EDUCATION POLICY
The Role of Science in Boosting Outcomes for English Learners

Aligning literacy standards with science instruction promotes language learning for ELs, as some districts in California have found.


EDUCATION POLICY
Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Education: Underserved or Misunderstood?

Are DLLs underserved in early childhood education? One study finds that there are nuanced differences within the group.


EDUCATION POLICY
New ACT Accommodations for English Learners: A Closer Look

The ACT has announced new testing accommodations for English Learners. How will these accommodations be implemented?


EDUCATION POLICY
Contours of the Field: Engaging Parents of English Learners

Why are parents of English Learners less likely to participate in their children's education? What can be done to engage these parents?


EDUCATION POLICY
Contours of the Field: Equitable Representation of English Learners in Special Education

English Learners are disproportionately represented in special education. What does this imbalance mean?