For people with disabilities, does attaining educational success equal to that of their non-disabled peers ensure opportunities for financial independence and success? The current research does not describe the income difference between people with disabilities and their non-disabled counterparts in full-time employment by educational level, nor does it describe the subsequent economic impact on individuals, states, or the nation. This study addresses this gap in research.
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Colleges and universities increasingly rely on part-time faculty to meet instructional demands and rein in costs, but that hasn’t led to lower tuitions for students.
The White House’s announcement December 10 of a $1-billion public-private investment in early childhood education programs raises critical questions about which program features will best help the projected 63,000 children affected learn and thrive. AIR’s early childhood experts weigh in here.
While Congress didn’t approve President Obama’s proposed $75 billion investment in quality preschool for all four-year-olds, government-supported preschool is alive, recovering from the recession, and growing again at the state level. Principal researcher Susan Muenchow suggests policymakers ask three central questions when considering preschool expansion: What makes a preschool high quality, and does it matter? Should public funds for preschool be free to all 4-year-olds or limited to those from low-income families? Is one year of preschool enough?
School districts play a pivotal role in creating the conditions for learning and many are going through a time of intense change. Joel Knudson, an AIR senior researcher, explains how collaboration can help school districts face shared challenges and partner together to continuously improve.
"Future Ready” is a White House and U.S. Department of Education initiative focused on ensuring America’s students have the skills they need to succeed in a competitive global economy. AIR is working closely with the Department to help educational leaders foster a culture of digital learning in their schools. Learn how these efforts are empowering educators’ use of technology to transform teaching and learning.
Using figures from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National HIV Surveillance System and Medical Monitoring Project, this infographic details the levels of care experienced by the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV.
Across the world, medical and government leaders are working toward an “AIDS-free generation,” based on the promising potential of effective treatments. Learn more about how the CDC, working with AIR, is raising awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention.
Federal School Improvement Grants support turnaround efforts in the nation’s lowest-performing schools, including many that serve a large number of English Language Learner Students. This brief focuses on 11 of these schools with high proportions of ELLs, describing their efforts to improve teachers' capacity for serving ELLs through staffing strategies and professional development.
The Justice Department's civil rights probe of Ferguson, Missouri's police force 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.