For struggling schools, partnerships with external experts can seem like a critical lifeline. The reality of school turnaround partnerships, however, does not always resemble the ideal. What qualities of an external partnership indicate a greater likelihood for success? What actions by school administrators may make these relationships more effective?
AIR supports educators and their students, as well as national, state and community leaders in the continuing effort to provide opportunities for personal growth for all—whether they are students in preschool, K-12 or higher education. Our work spans a broad range of areas, from early childhood development to professional development and training techniques that expand career opportunities and worker productivity. We conduct rigorous quantitative and qualitative research that identifies effective programs and resources and also provide the technical assistance to translate reliable evidence into effective action.