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Schools Will Spend Millions on Tutoring This Year — Here’s How to Do It Right

Kimberly Dadisman from J-PAL North America writes about how evidence-based research can be used to improve the effectiveness of tutoring programs.

Social media messages from health care workers help reduce travel-related Covid-19 spread

J-PAL North America highlights a nationwide evaluation on the impact of social media messaging on reducing holiday travel and decreasing subsequent Covid-19 infection rates.

Messages from healthcare workers delivered over Facebook reached millions, reducing 2020 holiday travel and Covid-19 spread

A randomized evaluation of a nationwide information campaign on Facebook found that short messages from physicians and nurses had a significant impact on reducing holiday travel and decreasing subsequent Covid-19 infection rates. Researchers found that the campaign, which reached almost 30 million...

Gen Z Wants to Go Back to the Office, Just Not Full-Time

The Washington Post features a study by J-PAL affiliate in an article about young adult preferences for working from home.

August 2021 Newsletter

In the August 2021 Newsletter, highlighted studies and programs that address Covid-19 challenges, the role of parental engagement in children's education, ways to address health worker absenteeism, how J-PAL affiliated professors are working to drive evidence-informed policymaking, and more.

COVID messages from doctors change behaviors across racial lines

The Harvard Gazette writes about a study by J-PAL affiliates on whether targeted messaging during COVID-19 changes behavior across racial lines.

Yale scholars help test mechanism to reduce India’s deadly air pollution

This article highlights work by J-PAL affiliates on the world’s first pilot Emission Trading System, aimed to reduce India’s deadly air pollution

For equitable pandemic recovery, invest in summer jobs programs

In an article about the benefits of summer job programs for young people, J-PAL affiliate highlights the importance for policymakers to prioritize an equitable economic recovery by ensuring that summer jobs are accessible to young people of color and young people from low-income background.