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NEW AMERICA
Roadmapping A U.S.-German Agenda for Artificial Intelligence

The findings of a joint workshop with the German Embassy to roadmap critical research areas related to artificial intelligence.


EDUCATION POLICY
Painting the ESSA Canvas

Experts provide big ideas in four key areas allowed by Title II-A of the Every Student Succeeds Act.


EDUCATION POLICY
Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

Using data ethically is complex, and no magic formula exists. This ethical framework is meant to start conversations on campus.


EDUCATION POLICY
Unlocking ESSA's Potential to Support Early Learning

In this report, the authors offer an introduction to ESSA, exploring major provisions that have implications for the early learning system.


RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Connecting Communities for Regional Resilience

A report on the discovery and pre-planning process for networked resilient communications infrastructure in the Silicon Valley region.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
The Enemy Has a Voice

Cyber threat intelligence helps defenders better understand what vulnerabilities their adversaries will seek to exploit.


BETTER LIFE LAB
A Guide to Talking Women, Peace, and Security Inside the U.S. Security Establishment

How much do national security policymakers consider the ways policies and programs impact men and women differently?


EDUCATION POLICY
STEM Starts Early

STEM Starts Early provides key recommendations to improve opportunities for children to become confident learners in STEM.


FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Centering the Margins

Social policy is supposed to promote equality. Read our proposal on how to listen and respond to meet that goal.


POLITICAL REFORM
Can Our Political Institutions Handle Our Political Divisions?

Lee Drutman argues that consolidated power in the executive branch only serves to deepen our divide.


EDUCATION POLICY
Teacher Talent Untapped

This report highlights the barriers multilingual paraprofessionals face in entering teaching in their own words.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
To Pay Ransom or Not to Pay Ransom?

American hostages are more likely to remain in captivity or die than other Western hostages.