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New America

New America aims to be a new kind of think and action tank: a civic platform that connects a research institute, technology lab, solutions network, media hub and public forum.

New America’s Early Education Initiative is part of the Education Policy Program, which works to advance policies and elevate dialogue to support high-quality learning environments for all children birth through third grade.

State allies can call on New America to:

Provide expertise and support on early learning during the pandemic and budget crises.

As states bring children back to early learning and elementary school, New America can help advocates assess their state's plans to address learning loss, use technology, ensure alignment of early learning and K-3, and other key education issues.

Additional alliance-funded support of state advocacy includes:

  • Producing resources (articles, podcasts, videos) on policies and strategies that support students pre-k through 3rd grade during and after the pandemic, including mental health supports, in-person learning strategies, use of technology for distance learning, and organize webinars and other events to disseminate promising ideas.

  • Producing resources (articles, podcasts, videos) on state policies and innovations in early educator preparation that support educators, especially those from communities of color or low-income backgrounds, to attain higher credentials and degrees. Policy ideas are based on research funded by the Alliance.