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Catherine Brown
Vice President of Education Policy

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  • Academic counseling
  • Academic performance
  • Academic standards
  • Assessment
  • Career and technical education
  • Charter schools
  • Cheating
  • Child development
  • Cognition and brain development
  • College preparation
  • College readiness
  • Common Core
  • Common Core assessments
  • Community involvement
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Early college
  • Early learning
  • Education law
  • Education reform
  • Educational pathways
  • Educational standards
  • ESEA
  • Federal funding
  • Federal policy
  • Grade inflation
  • Grade retention
  • Grading
  • Graduation rate
  • High schools
  • Homeschooling
  • Innovative professional development
  • International comparisons
  • Language acquisition
  • Leadership
  • LIFO
  • Measures of effective teaching
  • Merit pay
  • Middle schools
  • NAEP
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Parent involvement
  • PISA
  • Preschool
  • Principals
  • Private schools
  • Professional development
  • RTTT
  • School choice
  • School reform
  • School vouchers
  • Standardized tests
  • State policy
  • STEM education
  • Small schools
  • Teacher assessment
  • Teacher certification programs
  • Teacher compensation
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Teacher performance pay
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Teacher support
  • Teachers unions
  • Tenure
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Value-added
  • Workforce development
  • Workplace issues

Catherine Brown is the vice president of education policy at the Center for American Progress. Previously, Brown served as the vice president of policy at Teach for America and as a senior consultant for Leadership for Educational Equity. Prior to her role at Teach for America, Brown served as senior education policy advisor for the House Committee on Education and Labor, where she advised Chairman George Miller (D-Calif.). In 2008, Brown served as the domestic policy advisor for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Earlier in her career, Brown directed Teach for America’s Early Childhood Initiative and served as a legislative assistant for both Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), as well as a research assistant at Mathematica Policy Research in New Jersey. Brown received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and holds a master’s in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.