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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.


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.