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EDUCATION POLICY
Varying Degrees

Americans believe in the tremendous potential of higher education—but they also feel that higher education is falling short of that promise.


EDUCATION POLICY
Off Limits

If institutions are granted the power to limit student borrowing, how might they choose to do so?


EDUCATION POLICY
How to Bring Early Learning and Family Engagement into the Digital Age

Resources for Digital Age learning already exist, but localities are not often tapping into them to help families in need.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
After Mosul: Enlarging the Context of the Syria-Iraq Conflict(s)

Success in Syria and Iraq is contingent on taking a wider view of the United States’ long-term involvement in the region.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Affordability Conundrum

College affordability has taken on a new meaning. For whom is college affordable? And why?


BETTER LIFE LAB
The Better Work Toolkit

Science-based tools to help you balance work and life.


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.