Blogging from the World Bank's Indigenous Peoples Research Dissemination Workshop in Washington DC. As is well known, there are more 300 million indigenous peoples in the world.  While they…

Harry A. Patrinos |

Co-authored by Lesley Drake, Director of the Partnership for Child Development As leaves crackled and autumn closed in on Washington DC at this time last year, the Brookings Institution played…

Donald Bundy |

Most educational interventions are widely considered successful if they increase test-scores -- which indicate cognitive ability. Presumably, this is because higher test-scores in school imply…

Jishnu Das |

Alternatives to the traditional public school system are actively being sought and radical approaches for expanding school accountability are being widely touted.  For example, in the award-…

Harry A. Patrinos |

In recent weeks, several articles have appeared in the main U.S. newspapers– including the Washington Post and the New York Times – discussing the potential benefits and pitfalls of the Los…

Emiliana Vegas |

Blogging from the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York City. This morning, 69 million children would not have gone to school around the world. And of those who did, many…

Kavita Watsa |

Last weekend, I was fortunate to be at the same dinner party as Jeff Puryear, co-director of PREAL and a luminary in the education field. We got talking about his PhD thesis from 1977, which I…

Nicole Goldstein |

On Friday, July 23, Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of Washington D.C. Public Schools,  dismissed teachers across the city for poor performance. The number of teachers dismissed has yet to be finalized…

Nicole Goldstein |

The World Bank's infoDev program recently released the latest volume in its periodic surveys of the use of information and communication technology in the education sector around the world.…

Michael Trucano |

In Jishnu Das' Notes From the Field: Playing Chicken in India post, he explored an impact evaluation he was involved in, over a decade ago on India's mid-day meal scheme. Keeping on this…

Nicole Goldstein |