In this personal essay, AIR Principal Researcher Patricia Garcia-Arena shares her memories of being an English learner in preschool and elementary school—and how early literacy experiences can be better for ELs today, thanks to evidence-based instructional practices.
Today marks one year since the death of George Floyd. In the year that followed, the world weathered a global pandemic, and the U.S. faced an extremely contentious election season and continued violence against people of color. On the anniversary of Floyd's death, AIR President and CEO David Myers and AIR VP and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Karen Francis write about the continued efforts to fight pervasive inequities, and the opportunities for change in this moment.
With a new round of COVID-19 relief funds headed to states and districts nationwide, education leaders have a rare opportunity to make strategic and comprehensive investments in the teacher workforce. In this Q&A, two leaders of AIR’s Center on Great Teachers & Leaders—Lisa Lachlan and Lynn Holdheide—share insights and evidence-based recommendations to address new and persistent teacher quality and teacher shortage issues.
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