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Contributing Editor

Jill Barshay

Jill Barshay, a contributing editor, writes a weekly column, Education By The Numbers, about education data and research. She taught algebra to ninth graders for the 2013-14 school year. During her own time in high school, she was a poor athlete (cut from the junior varsity soccer team) and a dreadful writer (remediation required). Previously, Barshay was the New York bureau chief for Marketplace, a national business show on public radio stations. Her 2011 series for Slate, "Negotiation Academy," was ranked a top 10 business podcast on iTunes. She has also written for The New York Times and the Financial Times and appeared on CNN and ABC News. A graduate of Brown University, Barshay holds master's degrees from the London School of Economics and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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In this Wednesday, June 19, 2013 photo, instructor Melissa Andrews, left, cheers on camper Roger McKee, 9, for finishing a video game while at an iD Tech Camp at the Emory University campus, in Atlanta. So-called coding camps for kids are becoming more popular amid a growing effort to expand access to computer programming and inspire more youths to seek computer science degrees and later careers in technology.

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