New America in the News: 2014

New America staff and fellows appear regularly on radio and television, and are frequently quoted in media outlets of all types. A selection of that coverage is available below.

Cities Seize Momentum On Pre-K Expansion | Education Week News

January 13, 2014

Still, New York is not alone in its preschool hopes, said Laura Bornfreund, who studies early education policy for the New America Foundation, a Washington-based think tank. "There's a lot of support out there for prekindergarten, especially at a local ...

Florida Activists Not Satisfied With Proposed Common Core Changes | State Impact

January 13, 2014

The changes were part of flexibility built into the Common Core standards. States are free to add material to the standards — the writers recommend up to 15 percent — to customize the standards for local needs.

“It was always a policy that states could make these additions,” said Anne Hyslop, an education policy analyst with the New America Foundation. “These are things the state is perfectly able to add and should be able to add.”

Report: Nsa Bulk Metadata Collection Has “No Discernible Impact” | Ars Technica

January 13, 2014

The paper's lead author is Peter Bergen, a journalist and terrorism analyst who famously interviewed Osama bin Laden for CNN in 1997. The 32-page document (PDF) closely examines the 225 cases in which terror suspects were: …recruited by al-Qaeda or ...

Push For Full-Day Kindergarten Grows | USA Today

January 13, 2014

Clare McCann, a policy analyst with the New America Foundation, said that the Common Core State Standards, a set of English and math standards for students in kindergarten through 12th grades voluntarily adopted by most of the 50 states, are also ...

Science|Best-Selling Science Books | New York Times

January 13, 2014

Little Brown. Decades of education at NASA and in outer space provide adrenaline-filled anecdotes. (4). 6 FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL by Sheri Fink. Crown. The case of a New Orleans surgeon suspected of euthanizing patients during the Katrina disaster.

Higher Education, Lower Standards | USA Today

January 13, 2014

Observing this phenomenon, Kevin Carey, director of the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation, writes: UNC Chapel Hill is not a coherent undergraduate institution. It's a holding company that provides shared marketing, finance and ...

Push For Full-Day Kindergarten Grows | Montgomery Advertiser

January 13, 2014

Clare McCann, a policy analyst with the New America Foundation, said that the Common Core State Standards, a set of English and math standards for students in kindergarten through 12th grades voluntarily adopted by most of the 50 states, are also ...

A Month of Surveillance by GPS Is Up to 6,875 Times Cheaper Than Using People | BusinessWeek

January 13, 2014

When the U.S. Supreme Court said two years ago that hooking a GPS device onto someone’s car to track his movements for a month is unconstitutional, the FBI acknowledged that it had about 3,000 such devices installed around the country. Presumably, the agency would have to go back to trailing these people in unmarked cars. A paper published by two prominent privacy researchers on Thursday in the Yale Law Journal puts some numbers behind the obvious conclusion that doing so would be nearly impossible.

Nsa Data Have 'No Discernible Impact' On Terrorism: Report (2) | Businessweek

January 13, 2014

... discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism and only the most marginal of impacts on preventing terrorist-related activity, such as fundraising for a terrorist group,” Peter Bergen, director of the foundation's national security program ...

Cities Seize Momentum On Pre-K Expansion | Education Week News

January 13, 2014

Still, New York is not alone in its preschool hopes, said Laura Bornfreund, who studies early education policy for the New America Foundation, a Washington-based think tank. "There's a lot of support out there for prekindergarten, especially at a local ...

Cities Seize Momentum On Pre-K Expansion | Education Week News

January 13, 2014

Still, New York is not alone in its preschool hopes, said Laura Bornfreund, who studies early education policy for the New America Foundation, a Washington-based think tank. "There's a lot of support out there for prekindergarten, especially at a local ...

Report: Benefit of NSA Spying is 'Overblown' | Mashable

January 13, 2014

... has had in keeping the United States safe from terrorism shows that these claims are overblown and even misleading," said the research team, led by Peter Bergen, a reporter specialized in national security who also interviewed Osama Bin Laden in 1997.

Still Uncommon, Lawmakers' Full-Day Kindergarten Push Resumes | The Morning Sun

January 13, 2014

Clare McCann, a policy analyst with the New America Foundation, said that the Common Core State Standards, a set of English and math standards for students in kindergarten through 12th grades voluntarily adopted by most of the 50 states, are also ...

Obama Legacy on Line with NSA | The Hill

January 12, 2014

Privacy advocates say that whichever reforms Obama lays out, the administration should pledge to be more transparent going forward.

“The president’s speech is not the end of the story; it’s just the beginning,” said Kevin Bankston, policy director at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute.

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NSA Phone Record Collection Does Little to Prevent Terrorist Attacks, Group Says | Washington Post

January 12, 2014

... surveillance programs, but that they don't sufficiently understand or widely share the information they already possess that was derived from conventional law enforcement and intelligence techniques,” said the report, whose principal author is ...

Shattering the Glass Ceiling | ABC News

January 12, 2014

Carly Fiorina, Col. Jeannie Leavitt, Liza Mundy, and Reshma Saujani on women and leadership.

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Gabriel Sherman's 'Loudest Voice in the Room' | New York Times

January 12, 2014

He began appearing at local meetings, Gabriel Sherman writes in his new book, with bodyguard and lawyer in tow, demanding to be heard in opposition to a zoning plan intended to limit future development. He drafted Republican candidates to run for town ...

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists For 2013 Announced | Huffington Post

January 12, 2014

Nonfiction finalists also included a biography of mobster Whitey Bulger by Kevin Cullen and Shirley Murphy, Sheri Fink's "Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital" and David Finkel's "Thank You for Your Service." Autobiography ...

Roger Ailes' Permanent Pushback Campaign | New York Times

January 12, 2014

Besides, there are only two audiences that would seem to matter to him — Rupert Murdoch and Fox News viewers — and neither could give a rip what “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” an unauthorized biography of Mr. Ailes by Gabriel Sherman that goes on ...

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