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Is New York City’s universal pre-K program a worthwhile priority?

August 29, 2014
Mayor Bill De Blasio’s signature campaign project is set to launch next week, with over 50,000 students enrolled. On-air guest panel of experts, including Conor Williams, senior early education researcher, New America Foundation.

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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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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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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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High School Exit Exams Hinder Common Core Implementation, New Report Finds

July 15, 2014
Washington — In the 2013-14 school year, twenty-four states required students to be proficient on standardized tests in order to graduate from high school. But starting next year, and in the years to come, states will launch more rigorous, college- and career-ready assessments aligned to the Common Core. As they do so, they should revisit the stakes on these tests for students and consider eliminating, or modifying, their exit exam policies, according to a new report from New America.

Department of Education Says It Is Not Responsible for Closing For-Profit College | Buzzfeed

July 8, 2014

The Department of Education had to make clear it had not intentionally shut down the school in part because of its fraught history with attempts to regulate the for-profit industry, said Ben Miller, a senior policy analyst with the New America Foundation.

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Corinthian's Dismantling Begins | Inside Higher Ed

July 7, 2014

For example, Ben Miller, a senior policy analyst at the New America Foundation and former department official, has written about Corinthian's poor showing on "gainful employment" and student loan default metrics. Most campuses besides Heald lag badly ...

State Schools Chief Glenda Ritz Faces Waiver Deadline Today | Indy Star

June 30, 2014

Anne Hyslop, an education analyst with the nonprofit public policy institute New American Foundation, said the recent federal review seeks clarity but does not question policy, an indication that Ritz and her department are on track to retain the waiver.

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Republicans Have Made Up Their Minds About Common Core | State Impact

June 30, 2014

As the New America Foundation’s Conor P. Williams wrote last week, Common Core supporters have an enthusiasm problem. That’s because people who see the standards as a reasonable idea aren’t likely to work as hard in support of Common Core as opponents are against the standards.

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