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The 160-character solution : how text messaging and other behavioral strategies can improve education

Author: Benjamin L Castleman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2015]
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For decades schools have invested substantial resources in boosting educational outcomes for disadvantaged students, but those investments have not always generated positive outcomes. Although many communities have expanded school choice, for example, families often choose to keep their children in failing schools. And while the federal government has increased the size of Pell Grants, many college-bound students  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin L Castleman
ISBN: 9781421418742 9781421418759 1421418746 1421418754
OCLC Number: 907657486
Description: 152 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Decisions, decisions --
The cost of complexity --
Starting with the status quo --
Encouraging active decisions --
Following our friends--or not --
Conclusion: Knowing when to nudge.
Responsibility: Benjamin L. Castleman.
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