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Second Stimulus Check Update: Democrat Proposes Releasing Aid To People Only After COVID-19 Inoculation

A former Democratic congressman has proposed releasing federal aid to people who agree to receive a coronavirus vaccine in hopes of helping the U.S. economy recover faster and keep millions of Americans safe from infection.

Dadisman & Schneider: Tutoring Can Help Reverse COVID-Related Learning Loss. 6 Principles for Doing It Right

We have an opportunity to leverage this evidence to craft a tutoring-based response to the nation’s massive COVID learning losses. Here are some broad principles we believe must be deployed to get the most out of any tutoring initiative.

Scale Up Tutoring to Combat COVID Learning Loss for Disadvantaged Students

Studies show impressive gains after even online tutoring

J-PAL North America announces partners through inaugural Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator

Incubator aims to identify the most effective strategies at reducing homelessness and promoting housing stability.

Podcast series from J-PAL North America shares stories behind the impact of summer jobs in the US

Series paints a holistic picture of summer youth employment programs and how research helps strengthen them.

New research shows tutoring can improve academic outcomes, mental health

A new study by U of T Mississauga economist Philip Oreopoulos shows that one-on-one and small group tutoring consistently improves academic achievements, offering important insight into ways to assist students struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Better Education for All During—and After—the COVID-19 Pandemic

Research from the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and its partners shows how to help children learn amid erratic access to schools during a pandemic, and how those solutions may make progress toward the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring a quality education for all by 2030.

J-PAL North America launches MIT Roybal Center for Translational Research to Improve Health Care for the Aging

Center will work with affiliated researchers to test low-cost, high-impact behavioral interventions to improve health-care delivery and health outcomes for aging adults in the United States.