Robin Chait and Cynthia Brown argue against putting innovative and effective education programs on the chopping block to fund teachers’ jobs.
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.
The Obama administration presents a more cohesive agenda for education reform, writes Cynthia Brown, and it’s one that follows many CAP recommendations.
Report Raegen Miller and Cynthia Brown on an equity fund to facilitate a single, fair, and equitable formula for ESEA Title I, Part A.
Report Raegen Miller and Cynthia Brown outline changes toward a single, fair, and equitable formula for disbursing funds to high-poverty schools.
The Graduation Promise Act introduced this week in the Senate would help address America’s dropout challenge, write Cynthia Brown and Valerie Shen.
Obama’s new budget blueprint includes much-needed money alongside critical reforms to transform our public schools, write Cynthia Brown and Melissa Lazarin.
The school district and unions have resolved issues with ProComp—Denver’s model teacher pay program—write Cynthia Brown and Robin Chait.
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.
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 [...]
Our education experts set the record straight on how teacher compensation will boost achievement, particularly for minority students.
Report New report from Elena Rocha and Cindy Brown shows how to boost achievement by expanding supplemental educational services.
Two new reports are destined to shake up the U.S. educational system, says Cynthia Brown, if Congress acts on their recommendations.
Cynthia G. Brown is Vice President for Education Policy at American Progress and 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 Future. Brown has spent more than 35 years working in a [...]
Every state in the nation will miss the No Child Left Behind Act’s June 30 federal deadline to have high quality teachers employed in all schools. Teachers are the most important factor in educational success for most youngsters, especially those from low-income families. The continuing shortage of good teachers jeopardizes progress in education improvement. Examples [...]