2010 News Archive
Monday, December 27, 2010
The Washington Post has selected the American Institutes for Research (AIR) as one of its “Post 200” companies, which recognizes the largest and most influential business organizations in the greater Washington, D.C. area. AIR was chosen as one of the Top 10 nonprofit firms.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
AIR today announced the promotions of six senior executives – Jon Cohen, Mark Kutner, Marilyn Moon, Laura Salganik, Steve Kromer, and Sabrina Laine – effective January 1, 2011.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
News: Women in Government Relations Honors AIR Executive Vice President Diane Pelavin’s Contributions to Education
Diane Pelavin, executive vice president of AIR, was one of three individuals honored by Women in Government Relations at an evening event celebrating “Women Trailblazers in Education” on November 15, 2010 at the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) hosted a conference in Manhattan on November 10, 2010 that featured leading education researchers who presented the results of the New York City Education Reform Retrospective, an examination of the landmark Children First Initiative aimed at reforming New York City’s public schools. The invitational conference highlighted the findings from a set of 11 evidence-based analyses of the core elements of New York’s Children First reforms, which were launched in 2002 and considered one of the nation’s most ambitious education reform efforts.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
AIR has updated and expanded its free online directory of non-governmental groups in Haiti engaged in improving the nation’s primary and secondary education. The directory now includes additional organizations that are providing assistance following the earthquake that devastated the country earlier this year.
Friday, November 5, 2010
News: American Institutes for Research and International Action Announce Partnership to Deliver Safe Water to Schools in Haiti
AIR and International Action are partnering in an effort to ensure chlorine-treated safe water for drinking and hand-washing at emergency transitional schools in Haiti that AIR has assembled under funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) following the earthquake of January 2010.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
News: High School Dropout Rates in Midwest Displayed in New Geographic Data Map Series That Offers Insight for Policymakers
The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest at Learning Point Associate, an affiliate of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), has launched the Midwest Education Atlas, an online repository of geographic data displays that map out the most recent data on high school dropout rates and give educators a new view toward prevention.
Monday, October 25, 2010
News: Student Learning Expectations Gap Can Be Twice the Size of National Black-White Achievement Gap, New Report Details
The gap in what students are expected to know in each state varies so greatly that the difference in student expectations between the states with the most rigorous assessments and those with the least stringent is twice the size of the national black-white achievement gap, according to a new report by AIR.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Panelists will discuss Race to the Top Assessments: Common Core Standards and Their Impact on Student Testing at the Brookings Institution on Thursday, October 28.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
News: American Institutes for Research Supports Foundation for Excellence in Education’s Selection of Top Florida Teachers
AIR provided research support to the Foundation for Excellence in Education to assist in its selection of Florida teachers whose students made the most progress in reading and/or math from one year to the next for three consecutive years.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
On Thursday, November 18, 2010, AIR hosted an event, Using RTI to Improve Achievement for English Language Learners. Access the presentations here.
Monday, October 11, 2010
During a five-year period, more than $9 billion was spent by state and federal governments to support students at four-year colleges and universities who left school before their sophomore year, according to an analysis by AIR. California, Texas and New York led the nation in government spending on students who dropped out before their second year.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
News: Learning Point Associates and Partners Awarded Contract to Launch Online “Communities of Practice”
Learning Point Associates, an affiliate of AIR, and its partners have been awarded a $3.8 million contract by the U.S. Department of Education to create online Communities of Practice that will engage a broad range of audiences, including teachers and administrators, to use innovative technologies to transform and personalize teaching and learning.
Monday, October 4, 2010
News: TechMatrix Adds Science Category and Expands the Free Educational and Assistive Technology Information It Offers to Help All Students
Science has been added to the categories of reading, mathematics and writing as part of an expansion of TechMatrix, a website developed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to provide free information about educational and assistive technology products for students – including those with disabilities, as well as English language learners.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
A panel of experts, including an official of the Michigan Department of Education and the principal of a Hampton, Va., school, will discuss the challenges of turning around chronically low-performing schools and the new requirements of the federal School Improvement Grants during a Capitol Hill forum on Friday, September 24, 2010. The “Turning the Corner on School Improvement Grants: What’s on the Horizon?” discussion forum will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Room 2261 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.