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Beyond Subprime Learning

  • By
  • Laura Bornfreund,
  • Lisa Guernsey,
  • Clare McCann,
  • Conor Williams,
  • New America Foundation
July 15, 2014

Education policymakers must put more focus on teaching and learning in the early years and continue that work up through third grade, according to Beyond “Subprime Learning”: Accelerating Progress in Early Education, a new report from New America’s Early Education Initiative.

Introducing 'Seeding Reading'

  • By
  • Lisa Guernsey,
  • New America Foundation
June 27, 2014 |

EWA National Seminar: How to Tell a Compelling Story | Education Writers Association

May 28, 2014

Lisa Guernsey’s advice? Be fair, be evidence-based, and be measured in your writing. The former journalist now directs the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, which won Best Blog in EWA’s national awards. She says it was “tricky,” switching from a newspaper environment to the policy sphere, where writers have to assume more authority in their prose—and that makes it all the more important to fact-check yourself. As writers carve out expertise in specific issue areas, it’s sometimes easy to fall back on stock phrases or oft-cited statistics without much thought.

Why All Screen Time Isn’t Created Equally | The Hechinger Report

May 23, 2014

The thought is so alluring that parents often ask early education teachers what the best apps are, said Lisa Guernsey, speaking at the national seminar of the Education Writer’s Association in Nashville this week.

The next question gets asked just as often, said Guernsey, whose book Screen Time, looks at ways electronic media affect young children.

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Envisioning a Digital Age Architecture for Early Education

  • By
  • Lisa Guernsey,
  • New America Foundation
March 26, 2014

The young children of today will soon grow into the middle-schoolers of the next decade, the high school graduates of the late 2020s, and the citizens and workforce of the future.

The Weekly Wonk: The World’s Most Deceptive Numbers

February 20, 2014

Unlike a classic Hitchcock film, our 1950s-era measurements for progress haven't aged well. Numbers like GDP, consumer price index and the jobless rate “obscure more than they illuminate,” economist Zachary Karabell tells Slaughter, exploring the argument in his new book, The Leading Indicators.


A Cautionary Tale of Pediatricians, Parents, and Facebook

  • By
  • Lisa Guernsey,
  • New America Foundation
February 19, 2014 |

The Weekly Wonk: State of the Union, Remixed

January 30, 2014
Wondering what to make of President Obama's 2014 State of the Union? Listen to our new SOTU track, a mashup of the president’s sound bites and policy analyst reactions to his biggest lines. You'll hear the voices of Lisa Guernsey, Director of the Early Education Initiative; Lina Khan, Policy Analyst with the Markets, Enterprise and Resiliency Initiative; Justin King, Policy Director for the Asset Building Program; Alex Holt, Program Associate for the Education Policy Program; and Bailey Cahall, Policy Analyst for the National Security Program.

Barack Obama Battles A Sense Of Drift On State Of The Union Goals | Financial Times

January 27, 2014

To boost poor US workers, the president proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour from $7.25 and included the increase in a White House budget. But he was unable to secure its passage.

He vowed to work with states to introduce "high-quality" universal pre-school education. But Lisa Guernsey, an education expert at the New America Foundation, says pre-school became a casualty of bigger fiscal conflicts.

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