Laura Bornfreund
Senior Policy Analyst, Early Education Initiative, New America Foundation

Laura Bornfreund is a Senior Policy Analyst for New America’s Early Education Initiative. She analyzes early education (birth to grade 3) studies and policies, researches and writes original policy papers, and contributes to Early Ed Watch, the Early Education Initiative’s blog.

Before joining New America, Ms. Bornfreund worked for the Forum for Education & Democracy as the Communications and Policy Advisor, where she coordinated the Rethink Learning Now Campaign, assisted with the development of policy recommendations, and blogged about equitable education opportunities. Prior to that she was a Thomas B. Fordham Institute Education Policy Fellow at Common Core, where she strategized, researched, and edited comparison reports. Before moving to Washington, D.C., in 2008, Ms. Bornfreund worked for the City of Orlando, playing an integral role in implementing the Parramore Kidz Zone initiative. She began her career as a fourth grade teacher in Orlando, Fla. Ms. Bornfreund holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida.