Substance use and mental health conditions often co-occur among youth, but caregivers often do not know what to do when youth show signs of substance use problems. The Caregiver Guide: Substance Use Disorder Treatment Planning for Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders is designed to provide caregivers with a single source of information relevant to treating co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health conditions.
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Congress enacted the Sustainable Growth Rate in 1997 to control Medicare spending on physician services. In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Health, AIR's Marilyn Moon called the SGR's limiting physician costs “poor public policy” but cautioned that any revisions need to avoid imposing unfair burdens on beneficiaries.
Does educational attainment lead to the same degree of success for workers with disabilities and their peers? Here are some facts about the earnings gap that exists at all education levels and widens as the both groups climb the educational ladder.
Elementary students outperform their peers in mathematics when taught by teachers using an arts-integration approach, finds a four-year AIR evaluation of a Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts teacher professional development program.
Governors are called upon to lead and improve their states' education systems, addressing a number of diverse and changing issues. In this open letter, AIR's Angela Minnici, director of the Education Policy Center and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, sets out seven action steps for 2015 to help governors address the needs of students from early childhood through workforce.
Workers with disabilities have more to worry about on the job than those without disabilities. They earn less than their similarly educated colleagues without disabilities, and this gap widens as they climb the educational ladder. On top of that, new research shows, states and the nation pay a steep price in tax-revenue losses.
What is the value of community college and does it help students succeed? With “America’s College Promise” proposed by President Obama, the first two years of community college would be free. If implemented, it could affect over 9 million students. Research provides some surprising answers.
States, districts, and teachers identify a need for professional learning that enables Career and Technical Education teachers to help their students meet new standards, and to respond more effectively to shifts in policy and requirements. This brief outlines the most-needed training topics, the challenges to meeting these needs, and the learning opportunities that work best.
Principals' roles have expanded significantly over the past decade. These leaders face new challenges and new levels of accountability. AIR engaged educators in three states to design a framework, a foundation for facilitating principal growth and accountability. The framework can be used for principal coaching, self-reflection, and performance evaluation.
Instructional coaching can promote more effective and engaging learning in the classroom. In this video, Kirk Walters, AIR principal researcher and instructional math coach, shows how to support teachers and help students learn critical math skills-and why it’s important to teach students not only how to do mathematical procedures but also to understand the concepts behind them.