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Carey to Head New America's Education Policy Program

Previously Served as Policy Director at Education Sector
Published:   May 30, 2012

The New America Foundation is pleased to announce that Kevin Carey will become the director of its Education Policy Program. Carey, whose position at New America becomes effective June 4, formerly served as policy director of Education Sector.

In his new role, Carey will lead a comprehensive education policy program that includes and builds on the important ongoing work of New America's Early Education Initiative led by Lisa Guernsey and the Federal Education Budget Project led by Jason Delisle. With the arrival of Carey, the New America Foundation is poised to become a leader in providing policy ideas that center on the needs of students across the full education spectrum, from the early years before kindergarten through college completion. New America will also be able to expand its suite of blogs, which include Early Ed Watch, Ed Money Watch and Higher Ed Watch.

At Education Sector - an independent education policy think tank - Carey oversaw policy development in K-12 and higher education. Carey has published articles in magazines including The New Republic, Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, Democracy, and Newsweek. He also writes a monthly column for the Chronicle of Higher Education and serves as guest editor of the annual Washington Monthly college guide.

"Kevin's record of rigor, independence, depth, and outstanding journalism and communication skills have made him one of the most important and reliable voices in Washington's complex education policy debates," said New America Foundation President Steve Coll."We are thrilled to have him at New America and excited about the new plans he and our terrific existing team have in mind."

As a part of this transition, Carey will be joined by a small team of colleagues from Education Sector.

To schedule an interview with Kevin Carey or a member of the Education Policy Program team, please contact Clara Hogan at 202-596-3368 or hogan@newamerica.net.

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