I’ve written for NPR’s This I Believe, the Denver Post, and many other other popular and academic publications. In addition, I’ve written numerous academic and technical reports.


Popular Press and Media Appearances

  • The Promise Of Pay For Success In Early Childhood.  Guest post published online in What Works In America’s Communities.
  • ‘Invest In Colorado’s Youngest Children.”  Guest Commentary published in the Denver Post online, April 29, 2013.
  • “The Spaces Between Us.”  Essay accepted by This I Believe and read aloud on Bob Edwards Weekend, September, 2010
  • Interview on Colorado’s achievement gap on KCFR’s Colorado Matters, September 1, 2006

Book Chapters and Articles

  • Brodsky, A. (2012).  “Estimating the Costs of Early Childhood Systems.”  In Kagan, S. and Kauerz, K.  Early Childhood Systems Building.  New York:  Teachers College Press. 2012.
  • Brodsky, A., DeCesare, D., and Kramer-Wine, J. (2010).  Design and Implementation Considerations for Alternative Teacher Compensation Programs.  Theory Into Practice, Volume 49 Issue 3, 213

Academic Publications, Reports, and Presentations

  • Brodsky, A. (2016). Pay For Success In Early Childhood.  Presentation to the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference, Denver.
  • Brodsky, A. (2015). Data Issues for Early Childhood Pay For Success Programs. Presentation to the Second Annual Social Impact Performance Advisors, San Diego.
  • Brodsky, A., Workman, S., and Mitchell, A. (2014).  Child Care Provider Characteristics and Net Revenues.  Policy brief prepared for the U.S. Office of Child Care.
  • Brodsky, A.  (2013).  Modeling The Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Systems.  Presentation to the Asia-Regional Network for Early Childhood, Singapore.
  • Brodsky, A., Roberson, N., and Augenblick, J. (2013).  Pay For Success Financing For Early Childhood Programming in Colorado.  Report prepared for the Piton Foundation.
  • Brodsky, A., and Roberson, N. (2012)  Return on Investment for Early Childhood Investments in Colorado.  Brief prepared for the Colorado Early Childhood Leadership Commission.
  • Brodsky, A., Augenblick, J., and Cunha, J. (2012).  Price Sensitivity in Student Selection of Public Four-Year Institutions in Colorado.  Report presented to the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
  • Brodsky, A. (2010).   2010 Maine Market Rate Survey: Analysis and Recommendations.  Report presented to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.  Washington, D.C.:  National Child Care Information Center.
  • Brodsky, A., Palaich, R., and Rooney, K. (2010).  Early Childhood Infrastructure Financing Study.  Report presented to the State of Colorado Lieutenant Governor’s Office.
  • Brodsky, A. (2006).  Denver Scholarship Fund Needs Analysis:  Technical Report.  Colorado Children’s Campaign, Denver.
  • Brodsky, A. (2006).  Early Childhood Education in Denver:  A Needs Analysis.  Technical Report.  Colorado Children’s Campaign, Denver.
  • Brodsky, A. and Medler, A. (2006).  “Glass Ceilings, Missed Connections:  Promoting Minority Excellence to Foster Diversity in College.”  Headfirst, Spring 2006.
  • Brodsky, A. (2006).  “Latino Students Lag Behind Their White Peers in Academic Proficiency.” Latino Suave, July/August 2006.
  • Teske, P., Brodsky, A. and Medler, A. (2006).  “Fix Achievement Gap In Colorado.”  Denver Post, August 6, 2006.
  • Schoales, V. and Brodsky, A. (2005).  “Closing Colorado’s Achievement Gap”.  Denver Post, November 20, 2005.
  • Brodsky, A. (2005).  390,343 Children Left Behind: Who’s Closing The Achievement Gap in Colorado’s Schools?  Colorado Children’s Campaign, Denver.
  • Brodsky, A. (2004).  “Review of Breaking Free”.  Education Review, August 10, 2004.
  • Brodsky, A. (2003).  Project LEADS Evaluation Report.  Report presented to the Boulder Valley School District.
  • Kinner, F. and Brodsky, A. (2002, April).  “Student Reactions to High Stakes Testing: Comparing Teacher and Student Responses”.   Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.
  • Brodsky, A. and Kinner, F.  (2001).  Effects of CSAP Testing in Boulder Valley School District.  Report presented to the Boulder Valley District Accountability Committee.
  • Brodsky, A.  (2001).  School Climate Issues Associated With Implementation of a Dual Immersion Bilingual Program.  Report presented to the Boulder Valley School District.
  • Brodsky, A. and Kissen, R.  (2001, April).  “The Six Steps of Not Becoming A Teacher: A Dialogue in Three Voices.”   Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle.

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