The Black-White achievement gap has been studied extensively, but its relationship to school composition has generally not been examined. Sami Kitmitto discusses AIR’s research on the relationship between achievement gaps among Black and White students and the demographic makeup of schools.
School climate and social and emotional learning (SEL) have often been treated separately by researchers and practitioners, but both are necessary to build healthy schools. This brief reviews research on how positive school climates support SEL and how improved SEL contributes to improved school climate in elementary and secondary schools.
Last year alone, over 2,000 people in Massachusetts died from an opioid involved overdose. In partnership with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, AIR developed a cross-system study to develop locally-relevant and research-informed strategies to reduce and prevent opioid misuse.