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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.


EDUCATION POLICY
Education Agenda 2017

New America’s Education Policy program provides 10 recommendations for federal, state and local policy makers in 2017.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
The Transparency Reporting Toolkit - Guide and Template

The Transparency Reporting Toolkit is a joint project by OTI and Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Internet Freedom at a Crossroads

Support for the promotion of internet freedom cuts across partisan lines.


EDUCATION POLICY
Past is Prologue

Using data from the last 15 years, this report looks at how a future recession might impact state and local appropriations for higher ed.


EDUCATION POLICY
Why Pre-K and the Early Grades are Different

This brief looks at three components of teacher evaluations and how they are being used in the early grades.


EDUCATION POLICY
Pluralism on the Prairie

This report looks at recent reforms in Minnesota that aim to support its dual language learner population.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Professor Cy Burr’s Graphic Guide to International Cyber Norms

An illustrated guide to international cybersecurity norms.


EDUCATION POLICY
From Blueprint To Building

In this report New America highlights both the bright spots and the emerging challenges of New York’s ELL reforms.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Case for Open Use Policies

In this report New America details policy recommendations that would move the federal government toward clearer open use policies.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and RESOURCE SECURITY
War and Tweets

This paper examines the changing context for public reactions to terrorism, and the role of news media and social media.