Are Crows As Smart As Humans?

We've been told that crows are as smart as most children. Is there any truth to this?

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Friend or Foe? Crows Never Forget a Face, It Seems (The New York Times)
"In the Seattle area, where rapid suburban growth has attracted a thriving crow population, researchers have found that the birds can recognize individual human faces."

Crows are no bird-brains: Neurobiologists investigate neuronal basis of crows' intelligence (Sciencedaily.com)
"Scientists have long suspected that corvids -- the family of birds including ravens, crows and magpies -- are highly intelligent. Now, neurobiologists have demonstrated how the brains of crows produce intelligent behavior when the birds have to make strategic decisions."