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Grad Student Debt Rising | Inside Higher Ed

March 25, 2014

Much of that increase was fueled by students, across a broad range of disciplines, taking out more money to pay for their graduate education, according to the report, written by Jason Delisle, director of New America's Federal Education Budget Project.

A Qualified Yes On Unit Records

March 20, 2014

The lack of a student record system hinders our ability to understand our industry, as New America's Clare McCann and Amy Laitinen point out, and understanding the higher education landscape remains ever more challenging for consumers.

Will Work In Beer | Inside Higher Ed

January 30, 2014

Mary Alice McCarthy is a senior policy analyst at the New America Foundation who previously worked at the U.S. Department of Education and served as a liaison to the Labor Department. She said the North Carolina colleges did an impressive amount of ...

Getting Tough On Parent Plus | Inside Higher Ed

January 8, 2014

“More far-reaching reforms are needed to ensure that the Parent PLUS Loan program is correctly targeted to families who can afford to pay the debt back,” wrote Rachel Fishman, a policy analyst at the think tank and author of the report. The paper calls ...

Signing Away Rights

  • By
  • Stephen Burd,
  • New America Foundation
December 17, 2013 |

Competent at What? | Inside Higher Ed

December 12, 2013

"There's really a danger of people just repackaging what they're doing and calling it competency-based education because it's the buzzword du jour," said Amy Laitinen, a former Education Department and White House official who is deputy director of the ...

Adding Competency To Community | Inside Higher Ed

November 19, 2013

There is a growing desire from the federal government to “make peoples' skills visible” and to find a “shared language around competencies,” said Mary Alice McCarthy, a senior policy analyst for the New America Foundation, who previously worked for ...

Going Further on Gainful Employment | Inside Higher Ed

November 11, 2013

Ben Miller, a former department official who is a senior policy analyst for the group, wrote that the newly bulked-up language sends a strong signal that the department is willing to be aggressive. “This proposal contains provisions that would almost ...

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.

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