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Are Low-Cost Private Schools Worth the Investment?: Evidence on Literacy and Mathematics Gains in Nairobi Primary Schools


by Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski, Benjamin Piper & Salome Ong’ele - 2020


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 122 Number 1, 2020, p. 1-30
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22953, Date Accessed: 11/24/2020 9:26:39 PM
 
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  • Stephanie Zuilkowski
    Learning Systems Institute
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    STEPHANIE SIMMONS ZUILKOWSKI is an associate professor at Florida State University, with a joint appointment in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Learning Systems Institute. Her research focuses on school quality and reading outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, Zambia, and Ethiopia.
  • Benjamin Piper
    RTI International
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    BENJAMIN PIPER is the senior director for Africa education for RTI International, based in Nairobi. He provides technical support for education projects across sub-Saharan Africa and supervises Tusome, the Kenyan national literacy program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID); and Tayari, a large-scale early childhood program and randomized controlled trial. He led the Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) Initiative in Kenya from 2011 to 2015. Additionally, he has worked with the World Bank, UNICEF, and Save the Children.
  • Salome Ong’ele
    RTI International
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    SALOME ONG’ELE is the Chief of Party for the Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity in Kenya, a five-year reading program funded by USAID. Ms. Ong’ele’s international education experience also encompasses work for RTI International on the PRIMR Initiative, for the government of Kenya, and for several large international nongovernmental organizations. She served as the National Education Advisor for World Vision Kenya, for which she led integrated education sector programming. Earlier in her career, she taught humanities in Kenyan schools and worked as a Senior Quality Assurance and Standards Officer.
 
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