News Tag: Jacob

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Blog by Brian Jacob on Brookings website

Tags: jacob, teacher effectiveness, teacher quality

A blog written by Brian Jacob, “The power of teacher selection to improve education,” has been posted on the Brookings website. It describes the findings from a new study of the teacher selection process in Washington, D.C., public schools.


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Robin Jacob quoted in NPR story on executive function coaching

Tags: instructional improvement, jacob

A story on the NPR website, “The Science of Getting Kids Organized,” looks at coaching students to build executive function. Robin Jacob, who published an overview of studies on executive function training, is quoted: "We're always looking for the panacea. We move from fad to fad, and I feel like executive function is sort of the fad of the day. "


Wednesday, January 06, 2016

SOE faculty recognized in edu-scholar public influence rankings

Tags: ball, cohen, duke, dynarski, faculty, jacob

Rick Hess, director of education policy at the American Enterprise Institute and an Education Week blogger, named five SOE faculty members to his annual “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.” Deborah Loewenberg Ball, Susan Dynarski, Nell K. Duke, David K. Cohen, and Brian Jacob were among 200 university-based scholars recognized by Hess for shaping public discussions of education.


Friday, October 30, 2015

Brian Jacob co-authors opinion piece in Detroit News

Tags: jacob, reading

“Why rush to hold kids back?”, posted in The Detroit News and written by Brian Jacob and Michael Lombardo, CEO of Reading Partners, looks at recent state legislation aimed at improving early elementary reading, incorporating a number of different provisions. While generally lauding the legislation, Jacob and Lombardo take issue with a mandatory retention provision.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Research by Brian Jacob cited in story on No Child Left Behind

Tags: expertise, jacob, mathematics education, reading

In a story posted on the Vox website, “The scariest lesson of No Child Left Behind,” research by Brian Jacob and Thomas Dee of Swarthmore College was mentioned as supporting findings that No Child Left Behind improved fourth- and eighth-grade mat scores, but not as much in reading scores.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Brian Jacob quoted in story on accuracy of peer reviews of NIH grants

Tags: awards, jacob

Brian Jacob is quoted in a story in The Scientist about an analysis published in Science of the peer-review scoring system used to select grants by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Monday, March 30, 2015

Robin Jacob quoted in Washington Post story

Tags: early literacy, expertise, jacob, reading

A story in The Washington Post, “Can volunteers help kids read more proficiently? New research says yes,” includes quotes from Robin Jacob. “Bringing volunteer programs to scale is often quite difficult, so that’s really the exciting thing about the research coming out now,” she said.


Friday, January 09, 2015

SOE faculty included in public influence rankings in Education Week

Tags: ball, bastedo, cohen, duke, dynarski, expertise, faculty, jacob, moje

Rick Hess, director of education policy for the American Enterprise Institute and a blogger for Education Week, included seven SOE faculty members in his “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” which recognize 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussion of education.


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