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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

Smart students attract parents more than smart schools

Economists find pitfalls to high school choice in New York City

Telling depressed kids they’re capable of change might help them improve

A half-hour experiment on the computer helped some kids, but not others

Preschool’s hidden value may be in combating poverty

Head Start may not boost school test scores, but researchers find long-term, multigenerational benefits

Students make use of tablets and technology while working in small groups.

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Hope seen in "personalized" software for math

While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less

Years of disinvestment could affect the future U.S. labor force

Counting DACA students

It is estimated that half of the people eligible for DACA are enrolled in high school or college

Wasted time and money on undergraduate classes

Excess credit "epidemic" for community college students

Can children learn from a “mixed-reality” game?

Two Forest Grove Elementary School students show off their block structures for Nesra Yannier to photograph during an experiment. Photo: Jill Barshay PITTSBURGH — At Forest…

U.S. now ranks near the bottom among 35 industrialized nations in math

Math performance of American 15-year-olds declined significantly on international PISA test

Is it better to teach pure math instead of applied math?

OECD study of 64 countries and regions finds significant rich-poor divide on math instruction

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