The New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program uses original research and policy analysis to solve the nation’s critical education problems, serving as a trusted source of objective analysis and innovative ideas for policymakers, educators, and the public at large. We combine a steadfast concern for low-income and historically disadvantaged people with a belief that better information about education can vastly improve both the policies that govern educational institutions and the quality of learning itself. Our work encompasses the full range of educational opportunities, from early learning to primary and secondary education, college, and the workforce. We are deeply engaged in ongoing developments in educational technology at all levels of child and adult development. We believe new organizational models have potential to achieve breakthrough levels of performance on behalf of students. And we believe that all providers of education must be held constructively accountable for the quality of their work.
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Our work is made possible through generous grants from the Annie E. Casey Foundation; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading; the Foundation for Child Development; the Lumina Foundation; the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation; the Joyce Foundation; the Tides Foundation; and the Smith Richardson Foundation.