Stories by Jill Barshay

Jill Barshay, a contributing editor, is the founding editor and writer of Education By The Numbers, The Hechinger Report's blog about education data. Previously she was the New York bureau chief for Marketplace, a national business show on public radio stations. subscribe to Jill Barshay's feed

Posted on: Jun 30, 2016, Source: The Hechinger Report

How math is taught turns out to make a whole lot of difference.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2016, Source: The Hechinger Report

The most rigorous study to date of "adaptive-learning" courseware at colleges and universities points to "not necessarily."

Posted on: May 31, 2016, Source: The Hechinger Report

Two generations show better outcomes from integrated schools.

Posted on: May 9, 2016, Source: The Hechinger Report

The intersection of poverty and race is producing larger and more alarming achievement gaps.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2016, Source: The Hechinger Report

European public health study sees potential benefits to children who play five hours a week or more of video games.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2016, Source: The Hechinger Report

Kindergarteners' knowledge predicts science achievement through 8th grade.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2016, Source: The Hechinger Report

Low-performing fourth-graders do poorly in writing tests given by computer, but high-performing students do better.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2015, Source: The Hechinger Report

Language immersion in a new host-country language leads to better outcomes, OECD says.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2015, Source: The Hechinger Report

Online course data show that video lectures are not the best way to learn.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2015, Source: The Hechinger Report

Two large studies reach contradictory conclusions on "preschool fadeout".

Posted on: Sep 23, 2015, Source: The Hechinger Report

In top performing nations, teachers, not students, use technology.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2015, Source: The Hechinger Report

By contrast, heavily white schools more often respond to student infractions with counseling.

Posted on: May 26, 2015, Source: The Hechinger Report

Some one-year certificates lead to double-digit wage gains and some don't.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015, Source: The Hechinger Report

Many students lack the support they need to complete coursework throughout the semester.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2015, Source: The Hechinger Report

Universities and colleges lost as many as 100 black students each as the result of a shift in credit standards for parent loans.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2015, Source: The Hechinger Report

It's enough to make you wish for a federal takeover of the educational financing system.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2015, Source: The Hechinger Report

Studies link gender of high school teachers to the number of girls who study math and science in college.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015, Source: The Hechinger Report

New reports offer some clues as to why education spending is decreasing.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2014, Source: The Hechinger Report

Three critical lessons from the science of how to teach writing.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: The Hechinger Report

Is giving students laptops a terrible idea?