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Alex Holt

Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program
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Alex Holt is a policy analyst with the Education Policy Program at New America where he focuses on the economics of higher education as well as pre-K education data. Holt designed a calculator application to show the effects of a new policy, income-based repayment for federal student loans, which exposed previously unknown windfall effects of the program that were published in a frequently referenced paper he co-authored. He also helped create the first-ever database of publicly funded pre-K at the school district level. His estimates for the costs of alternative education proposals, including universal pre-K in the U.S., have also been widely cited.  Holt’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Fox Business, Bloomberg.com, Time.com, The Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Ed. Before New America, Alex studied and lived in Amman, Jordan. He graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in political communication.


Policy Paper | Aug 6, 2014 |
Article | Jul 30, 2014 | The Nation
Article | Jun 10, 2014 | EdCentral
Article | Mar 24, 2014 | The Huffington Post
Article | Nov 14, 2013 | The Weekly Wonk
Article | Oct 10, 2013 | The Weekly Wonk


Event | Oct 4, 2013 | Washington


In the News Item | Apr 21, 2014 | The National Journal
In the News Item | Dec 11, 2013 | The Atlantic
In the News Item | Aug 21, 2013 | U.S. News & World Report
In the News Item | Aug 12, 2013 | Above the Law
In the News Item | Aug 9, 2013 | The Washington Post
In the News Item | Jul 26, 2013 | Inside Higher Ed
In the News Item | Dec 18, 2012 | The American
In the News Item | Dec 11, 2012 | Reuters