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Expanding Educational Opportunities through a Public-Private Partnership in Pakistan

Felipe Barrera-Osorio
David Blakeslee
Matthew Hoover
Dhushyanth Raju
Stephen P Ryan

Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to measure the impact of publicly-funded private primary schools on student enrollment in rural Pakistan. The private school program significantly increased school enrollment, but did not reduce gender disparities among students.

Evaluating the Impact of Play-Based Learning on Early Childhood Development in South Africa

In KwaZulu-Natal, researchers are measuring the impact of the Six Bricks program, which promotes structured play using manipulative bricks combined with a set of carefully designed pedagogical activities, on preschoolers' executive function skills.

Teacher Training and Student Achievement in Science: Evidence from France

Manuel Bächtold
David Cross
Valérie Munier
André Tricot
Adrien Bouguen

High quality instruction throughout primary school is widely believed to have a positive influence on student outcomes. In partnership with a non-profit organization in France, researchers are evaluating the impact of its science and technology teacher training program on the educational interests...

Involving Parents in their Children’s Education in Chile

Can a multi-dimensional program enhance parental involvement and student outcomes? A program implemented in low-income public elementary schools led to improved parental involvement and improved relationships between parents, students, and teachers.

Teacher Training and Entrepreneurship Education: Evidence from a Curriculum Reform in Rwanda

Moussa Blimpo
Todd Pugatch
Working with the Rwandan Education Board, Educate!, and Akazi Kanoze Access, researchers are examining the impact of a program that trains teachers in Rwanda’s revised secondary school entrepreneurship curriculum on student academic, economic, and labor market outcomes.

Vocational Education Voucher Delivery and Labor Market Returns in Kenya

What are the impacts of vocational education on labor markets, migration patterns, and health and fertility outcomes in Kenya?

Leveraging Technology to Incentivize Student Effort in India

Sarojini Hirshleifer
Using a technology-based math curriculum, researchers evaluated the impact of different incentive types—rewarding continuous effort in the classroom versus rewarding test performance—on student learning. Results indicate that effort-based incentives can be a more effective and cost-effective way of...

Peer Pressure and Educational Investments in the United States

To test whether students’ educational investments are affected by peer pressure, researchers offered high school students the opportunity to sign up for free access to an online SAT preparatory course. Some students were told that their decision to sign up would be public, and others were told that...