Jill Barshay

Jill Barshay writes the weekly “Proof Points” column about education research and data, covering a range of topics from early childhood to higher education. She taught algebra to ninth-graders for the 2013-14 school year. Previously, Barshay was the New York bureau chief for Marketplace, a national business show on public radio stations. She has also written for Congressional Quarterly, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the Financial Times, and appeared on CNN and ABC News.

The Guarantee That Gets More Low-Income Students into College

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When the University of Michigan made a minor change to how it talks about financial aid, enrollment among kids from low-income families surged.

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