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House Loses ‘Champion’ of Charters and Choice | Politico

June 11, 2014

And Anne Hyslop, policy analyst at the New America Foundation, said it doesn’t mean House Republicans aren’t supportive of school choice anymore. “But with Cantor such a big champion of choice and charter bills, it might create a more difficult path for them going forward if it's not as high a priority for the next person in that role,” she said.

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Privacy Advocates Strategize on USA FREEDOM | Politico

June 9, 2014

A host of privacy advocates huddled in Warrenton, Virginia this weekend for a closed-door meeting aimed at setting their strategy for how to improve the USA FREEDOM measure — and how best to respond if they fail to do that. The meeting, part of the annual Computers, Freedom, Privacy conference, comes just as the fight is picking up steam in the Senate.

Who gets your vote: 'Cyber Ace' or 'Epic Failure'? | Politico

May 19, 2014

“The version we fear could now be negotiated in secret and introduced on the House floor may not move us forward on NSA reform,” said human rights organization Access. “I am gravely disappointed if the House leadership and the administration chose to disrupt the hard-fought compromise that so many of us were pleased to support just two weeks ago,” said Kevin Bankston, policy director of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute.

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Duncan Yanks NCLB Waiver from Washington State | Politico

April 24, 2014

But Anne Hyslop, a policy analyst at the New America Foundation, cautioned that the waiver loss may make it harder for the state to support those priority and focus schools. The state will have less flexibility in how it chooses to spend federal Title I funds — and there’s only so much to go around. Plus, Hyslop said, it may be hard for the state to maintain its laser focus on those schools while addressing mandates imposed by NCLB.

Ryan Budget Outlines Steep Cuts to Education

April 1, 2014

But because the budget sticks to the caps that Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) agreed on last fall, it could make things easier on appropriators in the coming months, said Clare McCann, a policy analyst at the New America Foundation.

“The House and Senate are actually totally aligned on the non-defense limit and the overall limit,” McCann noted. Since Murray decided to not put out a budget this year, she said, the Ryan budget could become useful messaging.

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Snowden Effect: White House, Hill Offering Reforms | Politico

March 25, 2014

“It’s definitely a touchdown for privacy advocates,” said Kevin Bankston, policy director at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. “But we’re still in the first quarter of the game.”

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Student Loan Debt Deal Comes With Tax Catch

March 26, 2014

“Renting money has a cost,” said Jason Delisle, an education policy expert at New America. “If you're renting it from the federal government, it still has a cost.” (Also on POLITICO: Full education policy coverage). A new element of the program this ...

Universities On The Prowl A Busy Day In Congress Jindal On 'Gainful' Sig ... | Politico

March 25, 2014

A SWELL OF GRADUATE DEBT: Graduate student debt is skyrocketing, and the findings of a report by New America Foundation's Jason Delisle suggest that some of the “largest changes in student borrowing are taking place in graduate education.

Time, Not Money, At Issue for Race to Top States | Politico

March 19, 2014

States really seem to be struggling with instituting new data systems and new teacher evaluation plans, said Andy Smarick, partner at Bellwether Education. Meeting timelines has also been a bear, said Anne Hyslop, policy analyst at the New America Foundation.

“They’re making progress and they’re doing good work, but it also sounds like a lot of things haven’t gone as planned and there’s been a lot of delays,” she said.

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Barack Obama Cracks Down On For-Profit Colleges

March 14, 2014

Ben Miller, senior policy analyst at the New America Foundation, said the removal of two provisions might weaken the rule. For programs that lose their eligibility for financial aid under the administration's proposal, a provision that would have ...

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