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February 2024 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's February newsletter features upcoming opportunities for state and local governments through the LEVER initiative, an interview with J-PAL affiliated researcher Greg Duncan, and a blog post about regression to the mean and impact evaluation.

January 2024 North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's January newsletter features a blog post on bias in administrative data, results from a food-as-medicine program, and a blog announcing J-PAL North America's involvement in an ed-tech learning community.

Embracing failure in health care delivery and learning from null results

J-PAL North America staff and leadership discuss the importance of null results in health care decisionmaking.

Free Training Programs for San Bernardino County Caregivers Address Need for Specialized Skills on Alzheimer's Care and Climate-Related Emergency Preparedness

Free training courses are launching this January for caregivers in San Bernardino County.

A new study highlights the long-term benefits of METCO participation

A new study sheds light on the long-term effects of the popular METCO program, which sends thousands of Boston students to learn in suburban school districts each year.

3 million Floridians started college but didn’t finish. Some need a push.

Personalized interventions like dedicated completion coaches are the best way to encourage long-run behavioral changes many noncompleters need to finish their degree, said University of Toronto economist Philip Oreopoulos.

J-PAL North America and Results for America announce 18 collaborations with state and local governments

Organizations will support government agencies in using evidence to advance economic mobility and racial equity in the wake of Covid-19.

December 2023 J-PAL North America Newsletter

J-PAL North America's December newsletter features reflections on our ten year anniversary, a new blog post from our researching racial equity series, and ongoing studies conducted by J-PAL’s affiliated researchers on interventions to address the opioid epidemic.