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No, Millennials Are Not All Libertarians | The Nation

  • By
  • Alex Holt,
  • New America Foundation
July 30, 2014 |
Young Americans’ fondness for high-tech innovation could suit our need to shake up the political system.

Bill de Blasio has promised pre-K for all 4-year-olds. Can it get done? | Vox

July 23, 2014
"New York is trying in a matter of six months to build the entire system that DC's got twice or three times over," says Conor Williams, a senior researcher on early education at the New America Foundation. "Don't get me wrong, they have some really smart people… Barring someone with supernatural powers, I just don't know how they get this done in the time they have allotted."

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How Earnings Measure College Quality | EdCentral

  • By
  • Ben Miller,
  • New America Foundation
July 23, 2014 |
Taditionally, college quality has been thought of in academic terms. But we can no longer exclude graduates’ post-completion earnings from the postsecondary quality debate. While focusing on monetary outcomes is extremely controversial among academics, the ability to ignore finances entirely disappeared the day tuition started costing thousands of dollars and student loans became a ubiquitous financing mechanism.

Education Dept. Will Test Use of Student Aid in Programs Not Based on Credit Hour | Chronicle of Higher Hducation

July 23, 2014
Amy Laitinen, deputy director for higher education at the New America Foundation, said the joint actions show that "policy makers want to dig deeper and see what—if anything—works, for whom it works, and under what conditions it works."

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Colleges Must Help Further The Goals Of Common Core Standards, Report Says | Chronicle Of Higher Education

July 22, 2014

The report's author, Lindsey Tepe, a program associate in the New America Foundation's Education Policy Program, welcomed their involvement but said colleges needed to play a more active role in working with schools to define the standards.

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