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Contributing Editor

Jill Barshay

Jill Barshay is a contributing editor who writes the weekly “Proof Points” column about education research and data. She taught algebra to ninth graders for the 2013-14 school year. In school, English was Jill’s worst subject; she now thanks all the teachers who covered her papers in red ink. Previously, Jill was the New York bureau chief for Marketplace, a national business show on public radio stations. She has also written for Congressional Quarterly, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Financial Times and appeared on CNN and ABC News. A graduate of Brown University, Jill holds master's degrees from the London School of Economics and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She was a 2016-17 Spencer Fellow in Education Journalism.

Recent Stories

Behind the Latino college degree gap

Latinos are the least likely ethnic or racial group to get a college education, new report says

Should taxpayers and schools invest in ‘growth mindset’ programs?

A team of researchers found "small" academic benefits from programs to persuade students that intelligence can grow

Money makes the difference for kindergarteners in the summer

Rising income inequality is exacerbating gaps in how we invest in children

Are educational videos leaving low-income students behind?

High-income kids seem to benefit more from educational videos more than low-income kids, study shows

20 judgments a teacher makes in 1 minute and 28 seconds

A researcher says 'micro moments' in the classroom reveal implicit biases, subtle racism and sexism

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Good tutors use step-by-step methods

Does a lack of executive function explain why some kids fall way behind in school?

New research sees multi-year academic difficulties from executive function problems in kindergarten

For-profit colleges lose when two-year colleges offer B.A. degrees

Traditional four-year schools see boost in degrees when community colleges compete

A student in the Mississippi Delta raises his hand during class. More than 40 school districts in the state, including many in the Delta, lack qualified teachers.

National test scores reveal a decade of educational stagnation

Signs of growing achievement gaps, but strong gains for Florida

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