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Lemann Center Review - December 2018
Lemann Center Review
December 2018
Lemann Dialogue 2018
Lemann Dialogue 2018 was well received and best conference yet. We would like to thank all attendees, our students, Postdoc, Visiting Scholars, Visiting Student Scholars’ collaboration and special thanks to our co-sponsors Stanford Lemann Center, Stanford Graduate School of Education, Lemann Foundation, Columbia University, Harvard University, and University of Illinois.
Conference Highlights

Social Innovations and Politics

Inequality – US & Brazil

Teacher Learning

Technology & Social Innovation

Innovations in the Public Sector

Corruption and Justice

What is the Prognosis for the Brazilian Economy?

Post Election Analysis

Recent Publication

Achievement gains from reconfiguring early schooling: The case of Brazil's primary education reform

Leonardo Rosa, Marcelo Martins, Martin Carnoy

We estimate the effect on primary school students’ achievement of a Brazilian policy that changed the entry age into first grade from seven to six years old. Before the policy, a typical child spent up to three years in pre-school, and four years in primary school. The reform reorganized the system so that pupils would spend two years in pre-school (at ages 4 and 5) and five years in primary education. The timing of national tests and of the incremental process of implementing the reorganization allowed us to use a DDD approach to make causal estimates of its effect on student achievement. The reform increased 5th grade students’ mathematics scores by 0.10 SDs and reading scores by 0.12 SDs over student gains in untreated schools. These effects are robust across various treated cohorts, and across alternative samples of schools.

Lemann Dialogue 2018 Photos
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