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Troubling Stats on Adult Literacy | Inside Higher Ed

October 8, 2013

“It's a worrisome result and it's another reminder that we are not doing our job when it comes to education here, particularly with adults,” said Mary Alice McCarthy, a senior policy analyst for the education policy program at New America Foundation ...

Arne Duncan Chides One Dupont | Inside Higher Ed

September 23, 2013

Ben Miller, a senior policy analyst at the New America Foundation, which has largely embraced Obama's proposal, lauded Duncan's speech for so forcefully taking on higher education lobbyists. “It did a nice job of defining the terms of the debate,” he said.

Real Numbers, Real Goals

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September 3, 2013 |

Leaner and Meaner | Inside Higher Ed

September 3, 2013

“This version looks like a reset, one that undoes many of the concessions given to the industry the first go around,” said Ben Miller, a senior policy analyst for the New America Foundation and a former department official, in a blog entry. Miller said ...

Bus Tour Hints | Inside Higher Ed

August 21, 2013
Amy Laitinen, deputy director for higher education at the New America Foundation and former policy adviser in the Obama administration's Education Department, said she has liked some of the president’s plans.
 
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One Down, One To Go | Inside Higher Ed

July 26, 2013

This is made clear by the handy calculator Jason Delisle and Alex Holt at the New America Foundation created to accompany their excellent report "Safety Net or Windfall?" The average undergraduate college graduate who borrowed has $26,600 in debt.

'Shake Up' for Higher Ed | Inside Higher Ed

July 25, 2013

Amy Laitinen, deputy director for higher education at the New America Foundation, and a formerly a policy adviser in the Obama administration's Education Department, agrees with the sentiments of the president's talk Wednesday, but was unsure how much ...

The Lights Are On ... | Inside Higher Ed

June 18, 2013

The White House has also lost two key policy advisers on higher education: Zakiya Smith, now at the Lumina Foundation, and Ben Miller, now at the New America Foundation. The result: the department has lost not only its institutional memory, but also ...

No Love For Accreditation | Inside Higher Ed

June 14, 2013

Kevin Carey, director of the education policy program at the New America Foundation, offered a blueprint for changes to the existing accreditation system and for the creation of a new system of approval for nontraditional providers. Accreditors should ...

An Accreditation Fast Track? | Inside Higher Ed

June 7, 2013

“The accrediting community and institutions are paying attention to signals,” says Amy Laitinen, deputy director of higher education at the New America Foundation. “If you have both the president talking about accreditation and Congress talking about ...

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