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3 Lessons Learned from Education Technology Research

School district administrators and principals are inundated with salesmen peddling computers and software programs. Many claim that scientific research proves their wares work. Can they be believed? The researchers at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), an organization inside the economics department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, scoured academic journals, the internet and evaluation databases and found only ...

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Colleges Rethink Remedial Education to Get Students on Course to Graduation

More states are moving away from remedial education, finding the noncredit classes are more of a detour than an on-ramp to a college degree. The classes, typically assigned to first-year students who fail a basic readiness test, are designed to bolster their knowledge base on core academic subjects. The courses cost students and institutions roughly $7 billion a year. But studies show ...

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