J-PAL North America launches education technology innovation competition

Monday, January 29, 2018

MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) North America has launched a new Education, Technology, and Opportunity Competition that will support U.S. education leaders in identifying effective uses of education technology that can serve as models for how innovation can improve learning.

Amid significant spending on education technology around the country, there is growing demand for rigorous evidence on which of these technologies truly help students learn. To meet this demand, the competition is inviting education agencies, school networks, post-secondary institutions, and nonprofits to partner with J-PAL North America to evaluate their most promising technology-based education programs, particularly those aimed at improving learning for disadvantaged students.

Selected applicants will receive pro bono technical support and access to J-PAL’s network of leading affiliated professors to help them design and implement randomized evaluations of their programs. In addition, applicants may be eligible for up to $50,000 in funding from J-PAL North America to help develop the project.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Ernst.

Source: MIT News (link opens in a new window)

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