School of Education
Shayna Cook is a policy analyst in New America's Education Policy Program. Cook researches and reports on innovation in family engagement, new technologies, and digital equity issues concerning children from birth through third grade. She also writes about the early childhood workforce and school discipline issues that impact children in the early years and grades.
Before joining New America, she taught pre-K and 3rd grade in the District of Columbia Public Schools and at a private early learning center in Maryland. Cook and her work have been featured in media outlets including Slate, Education Week, and The Washington Monthly.
She graduated from American University with a master’s degree in education, focusing on policy and leadership. She holds a bachelor’s degree in classics from Howard University.