News and Research 52: Free education means nothing if it’s bereft of quality and equity

Free education means nothing if it's bereft of quality and equity A Solution When a Nation’s Schools Fail School education: From quantity to quality The Impact of Expanding Access to Early Childhood Education Services in Rural Indonesia Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning Workshop a Success Blog and Report Make the Case for Investing in … Continue reading News and Research 52: Free education means nothing if it’s bereft of quality and equity

News and Research 43: What are Non-cognitive Skills?

Non-cognitive skills: What are they and why should we care? With trends such as automation causing fundamental shifts in the labor market, research is increasingly looking at the value of non-cognitive skills or socioemotional skills… My latest with Psacharopoulos: Education Financing Priorities in Developing Countries   Rigorous Preschool Research Illuminates Policy (and Why the Heckman Equation … Continue reading News and Research 43: What are Non-cognitive Skills?

The impact of an accountability intervention with diagnostic feedback: Evidence from Mexico

The impact of an accountability intervention with diagnostic feedback: Evidence from Mexico Economics of Education Review Volume 58, June 2017, Pages 123-140 Rafael de Hoyos                   Vicente A. Garcia-Moreno                 Harry Anthony Patrinos Highlights •    We assess a low-stakes accountability intervention in Mexico•    The main outcomes of interest are national student assessment test scores•     A difference-in-difference and … Continue reading The impact of an accountability intervention with diagnostic feedback: Evidence from Mexico

News and Research 37: Gansu Project and ECD Launch in Mongolia

World Bank to Help Strengthen Vocational Education in China’s Gansu Province  WASHINGTON DC, March 31, 2017 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $120 million loan to help improve the quality and relevance of vocational schools and strengthen their partnership with industry in China’s Gansu province.  Gansu, in northwestern China, is … Continue reading News and Research 37: Gansu Project and ECD Launch in Mongolia

The skills that matter in the race between education and technology

Technology rapidly changes the workplace and the skills demanded, making current workers less employable. One approach is to think about the kind of work that technology cannot replace. (Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank)  Depending on to whom you listen, automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) will either solve all our problems or end the human … Continue reading The skills that matter in the race between education and technology