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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Through research, training, technical assistance, evaluation, and policy work, AIR experts are at the forefront assisting states, schools, and the justice system in raising awareness and implementing strategies that have lasting effects in communities.

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The Intersection of Technology and Educational Equity—Before, During, and After the Pandemic

Technology has the potential to close achievement gaps but also exacerbate disparities. AIR's Michael Garet and Tracy Gray discuss how the pandemic relates to equity, technology, and the future of education.

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Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.

Learn about our values, our history, and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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AIR Equity Initiative

AIR is making a five-year, $100M+ investment in behavioral and social science research and technical assistance to address the underlying causes of systemic inequities and increase opportunities for people and communities.

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Spotlight on Our Work

Education

AIR bridges knowledge and action to support the whole child and family. We work with educators, students, and policymakers to study and implement evidence-based programs and policies that improve outcomes.

Health

AIR experts use rigorous evidence to address all areas of health and well-being, including physical, social, and emotional, throughout the life cycle, from promotion and prevention to treatment and care.

Human Services

AIR’s work supports stakeholders in developing a better understanding of the factors that shape outcomes for young people, families, and communities, and discovering opportunities to help them thrive.

International

AIR works around the globe to build evidence to improve the quality and relevance of programs and initiatives in developing countries to ensure equitable access for all.

Workforce

AIR applies its decades of workforce research in developing the knowledge, tools, systems, and programs needed to maximize human and organizational potential in the 21st century.

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Research & Program Evaluation

AIR conducts rigorous research and evaluations that provide important information about the effectiveness of programs and policies in the U.S. and across the globe.

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Technical Assistance

We work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients to help them build capacity and transform systems to achieve better outcomes for those they serve.

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Data Science and Technology

AIR uses data and technology to help our clients and communities identify challenges, find solutions, and make information usable and easily accessible.

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Survey Design and Administration

Our experts can help government agencies and organizations develop, administer, and analyze surveys that create reliable, actionable data.

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IN THE FIELD

Abbott Elementary’s Lessons on Teacher Appreciation

The popular television show "Abbott Elementary" features situations that are very relatable to educators, Cheryl Krohn, a former teacher and principal, writes. Now an AIR senior TA consultant, Krohn explores how the show is a gesture of appreciation for teachers and offers some suggestions for how to truly thank teachers for all they do.

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Methods in a Minute: Meta-Analysis

Meta-analysis is a statistical technique that helps researchers interpret multiple studies on the same topic. In our latest Methods in a Minute video, learn exactly how meta-analysis works, and discover the wide range of fields where it can be applied.

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