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How to Make School Funding Fair

Cynthia G. Brown writes about how to make school funding equitable at the federal, state, and local levels.

By Cynthia G. Brown | Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Improving the Effectiveness of Our Teachers Will Help Student Achievement

First grade classTo get the very best from teachers and school leaders, we need to develop high-quality assistance and processes to ensure the continuous improvement of all educators.

By Cynthia G. Brown and Jenny DeMonte | Monday, February 11, 2013

Investing in Our Children

Preschoolers article icon Issue Brief As we continue to combat rising economic inequality, high-quality early childhood investments will help all children realize their full potential and provide enormous long-term benefits to society.

By Cynthia G. Brown, Donna Cooper, Juliana Herman, Melissa Lazarín, Michael Linden, Sasha Post, and Neera Tanden | Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Book Examining Elite Public Schools Raises Equity Versus Excellence Concerns

Christine MillerStudents across the board are better served in an education system that seeks both excellence and equity.

By Kaitlin Pennington and Cynthia G. Brown | Friday, October 5, 2012

A Two-Pronged Approach to Closing Disparities in Public-School Funding

Cynthia G. Brown explains why we need to act now to fix the inequity in public-school funding.

By Cynthia G. Brown | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Offers a New Chance to Improve Education

article icon Issue Brief The Center for American Progress and the American Enterprise Institute offer joint recommendations on needed changes to Title I of the ESEA.

By Raegen Miller, Frederick M. Hess, and Cynthia G. Brown | Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Persistence of Educational Inequality

Raegen Miller and Cynthia Brown highlight a new Department of Education report that shows how U.S. school districts are unevenly distributing their state and local funds, shortchanging schools that serve low-income students.

By Raegen Miller and Cynthia G. Brown | Friday, December 2, 2011

Teacher Pension Reform

Cynthia G. Brown and Sarah Rosen Wartell present two papers from the Center for American Progress that examine this question.

By Cynthia G. Brown and Sarah Rosen Wartell | Friday, September 30, 2011

Education Waivers 101

Cynthia Brown and Jeremy Ayers explain why the Department of Education will offer waivers that allow states to forego ineffective requirements in No Child Left Behind.

By Cynthia G. Brown and Jeremy Ayers | Friday, September 23, 2011

State Education Agencies as Agents of Change

book_alt2 icon Report Cynthia G. Brown, Frederick M. Hess, Daniel K. Lautzenheiser, and Isabel Owen examine state education agencies and recommend ways for these agencies to help public schools better serve our children.

By Cynthia G. Brown, Frederick M. Hess, Daniel K. Lautzenheiser, and Isabel Owen | Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Reauthorize, Reauthorize, Reauthorize No Child Left Behind

Overhauling and reauthorizing No Child Left Behind is our best shot at helping states educate all students to high standards, writes Cynthia Brown.

By Cynthia G. Brown | Friday, June 17, 2011

A Way Forward

book_alt2 icon Report CAP's Education Team outlines how Congress should move forward with the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

By Jeremy Ayers, Cynthia G. Brown, Ulrich Boser, Raegen Miller, and Theodora Chang | Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It’s Broke, So Fix It

Cynthia Brown and Jeremy Ayers explain why our nation’s future economic competitiveness and moral compass rest on reforming our main federal education law.

By Cynthia G. Brown and Jeremy Ayers | Thursday, May 12, 2011

Illinois Bill Exemplifies Groundbreaking Education Reform

The Illinois State Senate recently passed a bill with reforms protecting teachers’ rights while working to get the most effective teachers in the classroom, write Cynthia Brown and Theodora Chang.

By Cynthia G. Brown and Theodora Chang | Friday, April 22, 2011

Momentum Builds to Reform ESEA

Recent developments indicate the public and congressional members want a reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act this year, write Cynthia Brown and Jeremy Ayers.

By Cynthia G. Brown and Jeremy Ayers | Tuesday, April 5, 2011