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Opinion: NYC Schools Can Help Close the COVID Achievement Gap With Tutoring

Tutoring programs are discussed as potential ways to improve student learning and close gaps in academic achievement in light of Covid-19 in New York City, based on evidence from J-PAL North America's Tutoring Evidence Review which showed the positive effect that tutoring has on student academic...

Government of Punjab partners with Breakthrough and J-PAL South Asia to implement gender sensitization curriculum in all government schools

The Government of Punjab’s Department of School Education launched a partnership today with Breakthrough and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) South Asia to integrate a gender sensitization curriculum for adolescents into the syllabus for all government schools in Punjab.

Punjab to join hands with UN, other global agencies to empower women

The government of Punjab announced a collaboration with J-PAL South Asia in efforts to increase female empowerment and boost gender sensitization curriculum programs in schools.

Economist Catherine Wolfram joins US treasury to focus on energy & climate policy

Catherine Wolfram has been named to the US treasury department as deputy assistant secretary for climate and energy economics.

King Climate Action Initiative announces new research to test and scale climate solutions

J-PAL's King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI) announces its first round of funded projects to generate evidence on the real-world effectiveness of policies and programs at the intersection of poverty and climate change.

February 2021 North America Newsletter

The February edition of J-PAL North America's monthly newsletter highlights the fifth round of State and Local Innovation Competition proposals, evidence for boosts in Earned Income Tax Credit, and research on the relationship between physical activity and mental health.

Study: Covid-19 communications featuring racially diverse physicians can improve health outcomes for communities of color

In a new study, Esther Duflo, Ben Olken, Abhijit Banerjee, and Marcella Alsan find that improved public health messaging to Black, Latinx, and other communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic can increase Covid-19 knowledge and information-seeking in the United States. The study...

Everyone's talking about a national tutoring corps; here's what we need to know to do it well

Three policy considerations are posed regarding the use of tutoring to address inequities in the education system that have been exacerbated by Covid-19.