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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

Putting an ed tech darling in context

New research study finds more modest benefits to a Mooresville, N.C., laptop program that was once lauded as a national model

GED and other high school equivalency degrees drop by more than 40% nationwide since 2012

Decline linked to 2014 change in exam and adult ed budget cuts, researcher says

Popular “free college” programs yield mixed results

Researchers say tuition breaks from nearly 300 new scholarships don't always help the neediest students

The measured achievement gap between the students in this Revere High School English as a Second Language class and their English-speaking peers is likely to balloon with the introduction of the PARCC exam. From left, clockwise, are Mateo López and Nataly Gómez, both from Colombia; Amanda Moreira, from Brazil; and Maria Hernández, from Honduras.

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

Researchers also say that they found collaboration led to higher grades for black students

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

But high demand likely to persist for top 100 elite institutions

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

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