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      Huffington Post: Can China's One-Child Policy Enforcers Transform Rural Education?

      News / August 27, 2015

       

      “You can put off building a highway or an airport, but you can’t put off nurturing a child."

      This article is the first in a What’s Working series that looks at innovative policy solutions pioneered by the Rural Education Action Program (REAP), an impact evaluation organization that brings together researchers from Stanford University and China to forge new solutions in rural poverty alleviation.

       

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      REAP’s Perfecting Parenting Project Shows Promise

      News / June 30, 2015

      Once every week for six months, a special team of family planning workers fanned out across the remote towns of Shaanxi Province or journeyed to isolated villages in the Qinling Mountains, the cradle of China’s civilization and habitat of the world’s remaining wild pandas. Determined to make a difference, the workers braved downpours in the dead of winter and long, treacherous roads to conduct weekly visits to families living in the region’s rural corners.

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      Shaanxi Daily: China’s First “Parenting Trainers” Will Be Born in Shangluo

      News / April 10, 2015

      In Shangluo, tucked away in the distant parts of the Qinling mountain range, 70 officials have already undertaken the assignment of “early child development parenting trainers.”

      Yaojiang Shi, Director of the Center for Experimental Economics in Education at Shaanxi Normal University, was brimming with confidence as he received journalists, saying, “before long, they will pass the evaluations and become China’s first generation of parenting trainers.”

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      计生干部转型样本,承担着更为复杂、多面的期待

      Commentary / March 28, 2015

      年关将近,西安东南方167公里外的地级市商洛全境积雪尚未融化。2月11日,星期三, 33岁的李波、31岁的颜淑霞爬上略陡的雪坡路,来到丹凤县商镇黑沟河村。这一天,这两位在商镇计生服务站供职的计生干部要拜访这个国家级贫困县当中的8名0到3岁的幼儿。

      同一天,同在商洛市境内的商南县魏家台镇,基层计生干部闫海春,也徒步走了3公里的崎岖村路,去拜访距离镇上还有七八公里远、家住阳波村的两岁半的女孩黄梓桐。

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      Caixin News Report: New Agenda for China's Feared Family Planners

      News / March 28, 2015

      As the year comes to a close, the snow still has not completely melted in the city of Shangluo, 167 kilometers southeast of Xi’an.  On Wednesday, February 11th, 33-year-old Bo Li and 31-year-old Shuxia Yan climb the steep, snow-covered sloping road to the village of Heigouhe in Shangzhen, Danfeng county.  On this day, the two officials, who work for Shangzhen Family Planning Services, are paying a visit to the eight newborn to three-year-old children in this nationally designated poverty county.

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      Caixin Magazine: Scott Rozelle, Not Just a Spectator

      News / March 12, 2015

      "He’s more Chinese than Chinese people," say those who know him well.

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      罗斯高:不只做旁观者

      Commentary / March 12, 2015

      财新记者 徐和谦

      “他比中国人还中国人。”熟悉他的人这么说。

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      Rural School Principal Writes to Thank REAP

      News / January 16, 2015

      REAP's biggest goal is to connect action-based research with effective policy change that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of China's rural poor families.  Our recently completed Teacher Performance Pay project was designed with policy change in mind.

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      The Economist: Family Planners, Enforcing with a Smile

      News / January 10, 2015

      An article in The Economist published on January 10th, 2015, explores the new direction taken by China's National Health and Family Planning Commission, focusing in particular on REAP's  Parenting Program as a part of this shift.

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      REAP Researchers Named Top Cited Authors of Asia Pacific Journal of Education

      News / December 3, 2014

      The Asia Pacific Journal of Education named REAP researchers Drs. Renfuo Luo, Yaojiang Shi, Linxiu Zhang, Scott Rozelle, and Brian Sharbono top cited authors for the period from 2008 to 2012 for their paper, "Malnutrition in China's rural boarding schools: the case of primary schools in Shaanxi Province."  Published in 2009, this paper documented and analyzed the nutrional intake and malnutrition status of boarding and non-boarding students in western rural China. 

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      REAP Launches Impact Evaluation Graduate Course at Shaanxi Normal University

      News / November 24, 2014

      In November and December of this year, REAP researchers are working with our partners at the Center for Experimental Economics in Education (CEEE) to teach a 5-week intensive graduate course on impact evaluation at Shaanxi Normal University.  CEEE aims to raise the quality and effectiveness of education policy and projects throughout China by not only conducting actionable research, but also educating the next generation of scholars on the importance of evidence-based action and the core principles and methodology of impact evaluation.

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      REAP and Partner CEEE Become "Giving Partners" of TOMS Shoes, LLC

      News / November 8, 2014

      On November 1, REAP and REAP's partner organization, the Center for Experimental Economics in Education (CEEE) at Shaanxi Normal University, became official Giving Partners of TOMS Shoes, LLC.  TOMS adheres to a "One for One" philosophy, and is committed to donating one pair of shoes to a child in need for each pair of shoes purchased.  This partnership with TOMS is a novel attempt to deliver shoes to children in Shaanxi, Ningxia, Qinghai, Gansu, Guizhou, and other rural areas. 

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      CEEE Holds Conference on Impact Evaluation in the Field of Education

      News / November 8, 2014

      From October 19th to 22nd, REAP's partner at Shaanxi Normal University, the Center for Experimental Economics in Education (CEEE), held a conference gathering representatives from 10 universities across China and more than 20 foundations, NGOs, and government education departments to exchange experiences regarding education development programs and impact evaluation in China.  Founded in January of 2014, CEEE aims to raise the quality and effectiveness of education policy and projects throughout China not only by conducting action research, but also by leading training sessions to help othe

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      Former ambassador, political scientist McFaul to lead FSI

      News / November 5, 2014

      Michael McFaul, a Stanford political scientist and former U.S. ambassador to Russia, has been selected as the next director of the university’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

      The announcement was made Wednesday by Stanford Provost John Etchemendy and Ann Arvin, the university’s vice provost and dean of research. McFaul will succeed Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, who was nominated in July as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court and elected Tuesday.

      McFaul takes the helm of FSI in January.

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      China Education Daily Highlights REAP's Teacher Performance Pay Project

      News / October 30, 2014

      China Education Daily, a national newspaper published by the Department of Education with daily readership in the millions, published a feature article highlighting REAP research on teacher performance pay structures in rural China.  The article rapidly caught the attention of policymakers and educators across China and was widely circulated on a number of China's largest news media websites. 

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      财新专栏12:改革中国式职业教育

      Commentary / August 25, 2014

      中国职高教育的质量连最低标准都达不到,未来有两个选择

       

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      财新专栏12:改革中国式职业教育

      Commentary / August 25, 2014

      中国职高教育的质量连最低标准都达不到,未来有两个选择

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      The Economist Presents REAP Research on Rural Secondary School Dropout

      News / August 23, 2014
      An article in The Economist published on August 23, 2014, on school dropouts in rural China cites REAP research on the matter. "In the past three decades China has made impressive gains in sending rural children to school. This has helped fuel its rise as a low-end manufacturing power. But the easy gains have been achieved. If the country is to create the 'knowledge economy' it says it wants, the government will have to change the way rural teenagers are educated and schools in the countryside are funded..."
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      财新专栏 11:职业教育目标错误

      Commentary / July 28, 2014

      中国的职业教育只是为转瞬即逝的当下需求培训技术工人

       

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      财新专栏 11:职业教育目标错误

      Commentary / July 28, 2014

      中国的职业教育只是为转瞬即逝的当下需求培训技术工人

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