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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

Early evidence of a ‘Trump effect’ on bullying in schools

Preliminary study results show that a community's preference for Trump is associated with higher rates of teasing and bullying in Virginia middle schools

College students predicted to fall by more than 15% after the year 2025

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A study finds promise in project-based learning for young low-income children

Social studies and reading scores were higher in a test of a popular education trend

How artificial intelligence could help teachers do a better job

In an experiment, researchers built an algorithmic teacher observer for analyzing the quality of instruction

In 6 states, school districts with the neediest students get less money than the wealthiest

New federal data shows a 3.4 percent funding gap between rich and poor school districts

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

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