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Learning Curve Grows Steeper | CQ Weekly

March 18, 2013

“I think the emphasis on competitive-grant funding under the Obama administration has been very effective, because it’s allowed schools and districts to try out policies that are not prime time but worth exploring,” says Anne Hyslop, a policy analyst with the education policy program at the New America Foundation, a centrist nonpartisan think tank in Washington.

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Issues for the Next President: Education Standards | CQ Weekly

November 5, 2012

“Right now, there is a lot of fragmentation in various states,” says Anne Hyslop, an education policy expert at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank. “There are Race to the Top grants on top of ESEA waivers, on top of efforts to implement a variety of new policies that sometimes overlap and sometimes don’t.”

Congress Left Behind | CQ Weekly

March 13, 2012

“It has opened up a new world of presidential power that people didn’t know was ripe for the taking,” says Jennifer Cohen, education expert at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank.

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Competing Debt Plans Both Preserve Maximum Pell Grant for Two Years | Congressional Quarterly

July 26, 2011

... By providing supplemental funding for the next two years, both plans would effectively reduce the annual appropriations needed to maintain the program’s current maximum grant, said Jason Delisle, director of the Federal Education Budget Project at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank. The maximum Pell grant could be maintained in fiscal 2012 with an appropriation of $25 billion instead of $34 billion, Delisle said. ...

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A Second Opinion | CQ Weekly

April 5, 2009
One possible compromise is making the rounds in congressional offices courtesy of Len Nichols, the health policy director at the centrist New America Foundation. Testifying to the Senate HELP Committee last month, Nichols said robust public plans already co-exist with their private insurance counterparts in 34 state government employee health systems.

A Lever to Move the World | CQ Weekly

March 29, 2009
“When it comes to a country like Hungary or a country like Ukraine, in particular, the IMF support has been enormously crucial,” said Douglas Rediker, director of the Global Strategic Finance Initiative at the centrist New America Foundation. “They have acted surprisingly quickly and with surprising flexibility to stave off what

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Changing Society, Changing Ideas | CQ Weekly

January 17, 2009
"What we're talking about are the kinds of investments that will create the platform for people to thrive, not just a safety net," said Frank Micciche, deputy director of New America Foundation's Next Social Contract initiative.

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A Creeping Catastrophe | CQ Weekly

November 24, 2008
“What do we mean when we say we’re in a crisis now?” asked Len Nichols, director of health policy at the New America Foundation. “We mean people cannot imagine continuing down a certain path -- we can’t continue to do what we’re going to do,” Nichols said. LINK (subscription required)

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget in CQ Weekly | ‘The Deficit: Facing up to Reality’

October 4, 2008
While Obama's tax proposals are less costly than McCain's, his ideas for additional spending are more expansive. In 2013, the last year of the next president's first term, Obama proposes to boost spending by about $93 billion on education, infrastructure, basic research, foreign aid and increasing the size of the military, according to a tally from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. This would come on top of the $65 billion that he would spend yearly to broaden health care coverage.
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