2009 News Archive
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
As the United States moves toward developing common education standards in reading and mathematics, a new report by AIR, Informing Grades 1-6 Mathematics Standards Development: What Can Be Learned From High-Performing Hong Kong, Korea, and Singapore, examines the composite standards in mathematics used in grades 1-6 by three Asian countries with high-performing students – Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Marilyn Moon, a Vice President at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), discusses the future of Medicare in 2 separate sessions with NPR and The Diane Rehm Show.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Dr. Gary Phillips, a vice president and chief scientist at AIR, was selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a Race to the Top “input meeting” designed to assist states in developing the next generation of student assessment tests.
Monday, November 16, 2009
News: Hundreds Join in the 2009 Technology Innovators Conference Hosted by AIR’s National Center for Technology Innovation
Several hundred leaders in the fields of technology, media, academia and education will participate in the 2009 Technology Innovators Conference, Educational Futures – Powered by Technology, on November 16 and 17, 2009 in Washington, D.C., hosted by AIR's National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI).
Monday, November 2, 2009
A free online directory of civil society organizations engaged in the improvement of primary and secondary education in Haiti, as well as school-based health services in the Caribbean nation.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
State education standards vary widely throughout the United States, which means that students with similar academic skills are being evaluated differently depending upon the states where they live, according to a study conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) for the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Event: AIR’s Scientific Evidence in Education (SEE) Forums Hosted Discussion on Students’ Access to College
The Scientific Evidence in Education (SEE) Forums, a project of the American Institutes for Research, will host a policy forum on improving student access and readiness for college on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 that features a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, an official of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the head of Columbia University’s National Center for Postsecondary Research.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The goal of the project, which is entitled Strategic School Funding for Results (SSFR), is to develop and implement more equitable and transparent strategies for allocating resources to schools within each district and to link those strategies to systems designed to encourage innovation and efficiency, and strengthen accountability for student outcomes.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
News: American Institutes for Research Creates Farmer Voice Radio to Improve Farming Practices in Africa
AIR has created Farmer Voice Radio, a network of radio broadcasters, agricultural experts, and farmers to provide millions of small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa a broad variety of agriculture-related radio programming. Supported by a $10 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Farmer Voice Radio will give small farmers access to current information, useful resources, and new farming techniques to help them improve their productivity, livelihoods and well-being over the long-term.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
William Kamkwamba was able to bring free electricity to his village in Malawi by building a windmill that was based on information from a donated book sent to a local library by the Malawi Teacher Training Activity (MTTA), a program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and operated by AIR. He has co-authored a book on his experience, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
As part of the ED-LINKS Pakistan – U.S. Student Exchange Program, run by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), 26 Pakistani middle-school girls between the ages of 13 and 16 met with Congresswoman Nita Lowey of New York on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 in Washington, D.C. The program is part of the USAID-funded “Links to Learning: Education Support to Pakistan” (ED-LINKS), which seeks to improve teacher education and professional development, student learning and the learning environment, and the governance of the education system.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
News: American Institutes for Research Exceeds First Year Goals on Commitments to Clinton Global Initiative that Benefit Millions of Children
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) has met and exceeded the first year targets for the two Commitments to Action that were made at the 2008 annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). AIR was part of three commitments, which included joining forces with Deworm the World to help millions of children in developing nations, and helping to expand basic education in Haiti.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
AIR will host a symposium, “Changing the Odds: Informing Policy with Research on How Adult Learners Succeed,” on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at its Corporate Headquarters at 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W. in Washington, D.C. The symposium will bring together national experts in adult literacy and workforce policy, research, and practice as well as private sector content developers and others to identify and address the needs of low-skilled adults.