Read This

READ this: Why we must measure literacy at an early age SUBMITTED BY HARRY A. PATRINOS  ON MON, 04/04/2016 From the World Bank’s Education for Global Development blog A couple of years ago Room to Read, a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world, implored viewers to try toContinue reading “Read This”

Weighing the benefits of senior high school in the Philippines

Weighing the benefits of senior high school in the Philippines http://blogs.worldbank.org/education/weighing-benefits-senior-high-school-philippines SUBMITTED BY HARRY A. PATRINOS ON MON, 03/14/2016 CO-AUTHORS: SAMER AL-SAMARRAI Students walk by a school offering senior high school levels. Photo Credit: Samer Al-Samarrai/World Bank In June 2016, approximately 1.5 million children across the Philippines will walk through school gates for the firstContinue reading “Weighing the benefits of senior high school in the Philippines”

The effects of delaying tracking in secondary school: evidence from the 1999 education reform in Poland

The effects of delaying tracking in secondary school: evidence from the 1999 education reform in Poland Maciej Jakubowski, Harry Anthony Patrinos, Emilio Ernesto Porta & Jerzy Wiśniewski Education Economics (2016) Delaying tracking, extending students’ exposure to a general academic education and increasing their time on task on basic competences (reading, mathematics) could improve academic outcomes.Continue reading “The effects of delaying tracking in secondary school: evidence from the 1999 education reform in Poland”

Robots: What can workers do to protect themselves from automation?

Robots: What can workers do to protect themselves from automation? “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Stephen Hawking. Photo: The Terminator / Orion Pictures Stephen Hawking has warned that artificial intelligence could end the human race. The development of intelligent machines could pose a major threat to humanity.  Sometime inContinue reading “Robots: What can workers do to protect themselves from automation?”

Comparable Estimates of Returns to Schooling around the World

Comparable Estimates of #Returns to #Schooling around the @WorldBank http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2014/09/04/000158349_20140904084836/Rendered/PDF/WPS7020.pdf … Claudio E. Montenegro World Bank and Department of Economics, University of Chile Harry Anthony Patrinos World Bank Rates of return to investments in schooling have been estimated since the late 1950s. In the 60-plus year history of such estimates, there have been several attempts toContinue reading “Comparable Estimates of Returns to Schooling around the World”

Literacy rate in Papua New Guinea Increases due to early grade reading interventions

Literacy Rate In PNG Increases : Read PNG Papua New Guinea Today | November 13, 2015 PORT MORESBY, November 13, 2015 – Literacy rates in two provinces of PNG have seen outstanding improvements in just three years, according to new results from the READ PNG project, released this week in Port Moresby. Under READ PNGContinue reading “Literacy rate in Papua New Guinea Increases due to early grade reading interventions”