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Cynthia G. Brown Archives

Redesign the System

We need to redesign our teacher workforce system and pay teachers significantly more for their success and responsibilities, writes Cynthia Brown in The New York Times.

By Cynthia G. Brown | Monday, March 28, 2011

Don’t Put Education Reform at Risk

Robin Chait and Cynthia Brown argue against putting innovative and effective education programs on the chopping block to fund teachers’ jobs.

By Robin Chait and Cynthia G. Brown | Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ask the Expert: Obama’s New Vision for Education

play_alt icon Video Cynthia Brown discusses President Obama's blueprint for education, how it differs from No Child Left Behind, and why some groups are opposed to it.

By Cynthia G. Brown | Tuesday, March 16, 2010

An Aggressive Blueprint for Targeted Reform

The Obama administration presents a more cohesive agenda for education reform, writes Cynthia Brown, and it’s one that follows many CAP recommendations.

By Cynthia G. Brown | Monday, March 15, 2010

Spoonful of Sugar

book_alt2 icon Report Raegen Miller and Cynthia Brown on an equity fund to facilitate a single, fair, and equitable formula for ESEA Title I, Part A.

By Raegen Miller and Cynthia G. Brown | Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bitter Pill, Better Formula

book_alt2 icon Report Raegen Miller and Cynthia Brown outline changes toward a single, fair, and equitable formula for disbursing funds to high-poverty schools.

By Raegen Miller and Cynthia G. Brown | Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Graduating with Promise

The Graduation Promise Act introduced this week in the Senate would help address America’s dropout challenge, write Cynthia Brown and Valerie Shen.

By Cynthia G. Brown and Valerie Shen | Friday, September 25, 2009

Investing Wisely in Our Children

Obama’s new budget blueprint includes much-needed money alongside critical reforms to transform our public schools, write Cynthia Brown and Melissa Lazarin.

By Cynthia G. Brown and Melissa Lazarín | Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Promising Accord for Denver’s ProComp Program

The school district and unions have resolved issues with ProComp—Denver’s model teacher pay program—write Cynthia Brown and Robin Chait.

By Cynthia G. Brown and Robin Chait | Tuesday, September 2, 2008

NEEDED: Federal Action for Fair Funding of High-Poverty Schools

The intense competition of the global economy demands that all of America’s young people receive the kind of education they need and deserve. Yet to make that happen, the United States must confront the fact that inequality continues to plague its public schools.

By John Podesta and Cynthia G. Brown | Friday, August 1, 2008

Getting Serious About Renewing and Modernizing Public Education

It’s no secret that America’s young students no longer lead the world in learning proficiency or attainment. Other industrialized countries in Europe and Asia have passed us by. Just as alarming are the huge achievement gaps between students from families who "have" and those who "have not." Our academic competitors have much narrower wealth and […]

By Cynthia G. Brown | Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Getting the Facts Straight on Performance Pay in the Proposed Draft of Title II of NCLB

Our education experts set the record straight on how teacher compensation will boost achievement, particularly for minority students.

By Cynthia G. Brown and Robin Chait | Monday, October 1, 2007

Expanding Learning Time Through Supplemental Educational Services

book_alt2 icon Report New report from Elena Rocha and Cindy Brown shows how to boost achievement by expanding supplemental educational services.

By Elena Rocha and Cynthia G. Brown | Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Beyond No Child Left Behind: Two New Reports Will Shake Up U.S. Education System

Two new reports are destined to shake up the U.S. educational system, says Cynthia Brown, if Congress acts on their recommendations.

By Cynthia G. Brown | Thursday, February 22, 2007

Cynthia G. Brown

Cynthia G. Brown is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. She was previously the Vice President for Education Policy at American Progress and formerly served as director of the “Renewing Our Schools, Securing Our Future National Task Force on Public Education,” a joint initiative of the Center for American Progress and the Institute for America’s […]

Thursday, August 17, 2006