For low-income and minority students, education is the key to success and upward mobility. But in the past several decades, evidence shows that education has not been acting as the Great Equalizer. The Breakthroughs in Education and Social Mobility Research speaker series is dedicated to bringing to light the most promising research illuminating the educational pathways to upward mobility. The series features some of the nation’s top scholars who are uncovering innovative and insightful evidence about what inhibits mobility and what enhances mobility.
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For young people growing up in disadvantaged families, obtaining a college degree is the surest way to achieve upward mobility for themselves and their families.
The Justice Department's civil rights probe of Ferguson, Missouri's police force announced this week again rivets attention to one more American community whose police officers have lost residents' trust. Whatever the findings, experience and research suggest that five moves made now could help build trust and restore justice between police and communities they serve.
T4TA: Text 4 Technical Assistance connects users with experts and resources through their mobile phones on topics such as child welfare, juvenile justice, school climate, mentoring, youth development, and addressing disparities.
The Affordable Care Act created health insurance exchanges or marketplaces to offer consumers affordable healthcare coverage through subsidies. In this video interview, Brandy Farrar, AIR researcher, explains what Californian consumers think about their experiences with Covered California, their state's health insurance marketplace.
Renewing the conversation on teachers’ role in educational reform, the U.S. Department of Education’s new Excellent Educators for All Initiative requires states to consult with teachers when creating new plans to ensure students have equitable access to educators. In the same vein, the Department also recently launched a website, Commit to Lead, to encourage educators to share ideas for teacher leadership. AIR's Ellen Sherratt notes that teacher voices are left out of conversations over major policy changes and provides core principles for collaborative problem-solving for sustainable policies.
As the academic year begins, students, parents, instructors and administrators face difficult choices with long-term consequences. What should I
A series of issue briefs developed by AIR staff and partners for the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health offers answers to key questions regarding sustainable school mental health programs that serve children and youth with serious mental health needs.
College students now expect tuition bills 4 to 6 percent higher than they paid the year before. That often means students in four-year public universities pay several hundred dollars more annually while students at private universities shell out upwards of a thousand dollars more each year. What is all this extra money buying?
AIR expert Mark Schneider partnered with Money Magazine to develop its rankings of “The Best Colleges for Your Money.” Learn more about the research underlying the findings and view Schneider’s reports on the earning power of college graduates in states across the U.S.