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November 2021 - AIR News
Looking Back to Go Forward: Listening to District Leaders...How Employee Resource Groups Strengthen AIR Project Work...Making Workforce Development Work for All: Five Themes from the AIR Equity Initiative...AIR Recognized as a Best Place to Work for Women and Diverse Managers...Meet Kathleen Murphy 

October 2021 - AIR News
How NAEP's Oral Reading Fluency Study Informs Literacy Instruction...Community-Based Ways to Combat the Naloxone Shortage and Prevent Overdose Deaths...AIR Institute Fellows Doug and Lynn Fuchs Receive McGraw Prize in Education...BroadFutures Honor...Resources to Navigate Chronic Pain Treatment

September 2021 - AIR News
Announcing the AIR Equity Initiative...Opportunity Remains Segregated. Evidence May Be the Answer...Supporting Up-and-Coming Researchers and Practitioners...Meet Mehari Belachew...Malnutrition App Recognized

August 2021 - AIR News
New Study: More Severe Suspensions Have Greater Negative Effects on Student Outcomes and Future Behavior...COVID-19 & Equity in Education...Measuring Skills at Work: Lessons from the Field...Methods in a Minute: Systematic Review...Meet AIR Principal Researcher Jaleh Soroui  

July 2021 - AIR News
A Different Back-to-School Year: Advice from Our Experts...New Data on Public Education’s Response to COVID-19...Standards for Economic Evaluations Address a ‘Glaring Need’...New Brand, New Website...Take the AIR News Survey 

June 2021 - AIR News
Lesson Learned for Implementing and Improving Online Credit Recovery Programs... AIR Develops Standards for Economic Evaluation of Educational and Social Programs... A Personal Passion for Early Literacy... Deeper Learning’s Effect on Civic Engagement and Workforce Outcomes... Accessible Learning with Universal Design... AIR Announces Leadership Changes

May 2021 - AIR News
Building the U.S. Workforce of the Future: Key Challenges and Opportunities... How Systems and Communicates Can Partner on Goals and Measurement to Advance Equity...Our New Brand: Advancing Evidence. Improving Lives... Federal Relief Funds: An Opportunity to Invest in Teachers... Doug Fuchs and Lynn Fuchs Join AIR... David Seidenfeld Named Senior Vice President.

April 2021 - AIR News
Understanding Patients’ Feelings on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy... Strengthening Partnerships to Diversify the Behavioral and Social Science Research Fields... Addressing COVID-19 Learning Disruptions: Four Recommendations for Effective Tutoring Interventions... Innovative Ways California Schools and Programs Supported Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic... Meet Amanda Latimore... Methods in a Minute: Co-interpretation

March 2021 - AIR News
Identifying Communities with Barriers to Food Access... School Funding Evaluation Focuses on Equity... How to Advance Health Equity Using Shared Measurement... New Data on Public Education's Response to COVID-19... New Documentary Learning for a Lifetime... Upcoming Events: Home Visitors & How Social and Emotional Learning Can Address Educational Equity

February 2021 - AIR News
Why a System Level Approach is Needed to Counter Racism Within the Education System... How Community COVID-19 Rates Can Inform Decisions on Reopening Schools... Surgeon General's Report on Community Health and Economic Prosperity... Improving Lives Through Evidence-Based Approaches... Literacy and Health in Mali... RISE Webinar on Persistent Achievement Gaps in 4th and 5th Grades

January 2021 - AIR News
How Positive Reinforcement Can Keep Students Engaged in a Virtual Setting... Conditional Cash Transfer For Educating Syrians and Other Refugees in Turkey... To What Extent Does In-Person Schooling Contribute to the Spread of COVID-19?... Methods in a Minute: Social Network Analysis... Meet The Expert Karen Francis... Ensuring Vaccine Acceptance

December 2020 - AIR News
From East Africa to the Caribbean: Finding Solutions to Research Challenges During COVID-19... AIR 2020 Year in Review... How Dual Language Learners Can Continue to Build Skills at Home... Bridging Health Care Research and Practices... Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in Schools... Interactive Tool Explores How School Districts Responded to COVID-19

November 2020 - AIR News
Assessing the Effectiveness of Online Credit Recovery... Effective Early Education Programs: Lessons Learned from Bangladesh and Mozambique... Occupational Licensing: Balancing Public Safety and Work Opportunities... Advancing Opportunities to Help Youth Thrive... AIR Announces Two New Board members... AIR Acquires Kimetrica

October 2020 - AIR News
The Challenges of Educating Students with Disabilities and English Learners During COVID-19... Recommendations to Address the Nursing Shortage... Changing the Trajectories of Children in Foster Care... An Emerging Narrative on Latino Health Disparities and Its Implications in the COVID-19 Era...Rising Rates of Anxiety and Depression... Meet the Expert Joshua R. Polanin

September 2020 - AIR News
Text Messages to Parents Can Reduce Chronic School Absences in Elementary School... Equity and the Expansion of Telehealth... Promoting Digital Equity and Opportunity in the Time of COVID-19... COVID-19 and Early Learning and Care in California... Meet the Expert: Adaeze Enekwechi... Methods in a Minute on Longitudinal Studies

August 2020 - AIR News
Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home... Awareness of California's Family Leave Policy... Disability Employment and Marketplace in Boston and Other Major Cities... Meet the Expert Eboni Howard... Coronavirus Clinical Trials... Diversity and Inclusion Named Top 50 Best Places to Work for Women and Diverse Managers

July 2020 - AIR News
Early Results from the National Survey of Public Education's Response to COVID-19... Supporting Foster Care Community During COVID-19... How Schools and Teachers Can Support Students with Disabilities in Remote Learning... International Survey Results Can Help Us Understand the Challenges the Coronavirus Poses for Educators... PIACC Skills Data Map... Telehealth Access, Value, and Equity

June 2020 - AIR News
Navigating Summertime Experiences During COVID-19... Identifying Evidence-Based Practices to Prevent Youth Violence... Lessons from AIR's Girls Inc. Study... The Workforce During and After COVID-19... Video on Using Evidence to Improve Lives... CEO Action Pledge for Diversity & Inclusion

May 2020 - AIR News
AIR Launches National Public Education Survey on Coronavirus Response... Millions More People Were Jobless Due to COVID-19 Than Indicated by Official Statistics... Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic... AIR Acquires IMPAQ, LLC... Postsecondary Education Webinar on Virtual Nudges for Increased Engagement... A New Brief on Telehealth and Coronavirus by AIR Health Experts

April 2020 - AIR News
How the Pandemic Is Affecting People with Disabilities in the Workforce... Encouraging Children to Read at Home... Using Technology to Improve Education in Rural Zambia... Meet AIR Health Care Policy Expert Yael Harris... Competency-Based Education Webinar, May 6... Methods in a Minute, Communities of Practice

April 2020 - AIR News Extra: Positive Learning Environments and Clear Communication During COVID-19
How to Build a Positive Learning Environment at Home... Plain Language Answers to Questions About COVID-19... New Podcast: Communities of Practice Support Educators in a Health Crisis... AIR's COVID-19 Response... Adult Learning Resources

March 2020 - AIR News
Focusing on Facts and Evidence During a Health Crisis... Building Evidence on Women's Empowerment Groups... Global Decline in Attitudes Toward Reading... Meet Roger Jarjoura, an Expert on Prison Reentry... Infographic on High School Completion Rate for Black and White Students... Pi(e) Day Annual Celebration

February 2020 - AIR News
Early Colleges: A Dual Enrollment Program that Shows Promise... The Value of Career and Technical Education... Research is Critical as Charter Schools Grow... AIR Invests in Projects to Help Increase Opportunities, Improve Lives... Infographic: Hate Crimes and Racial/Ethnic Tensions Grow in Public Schools... Bitnara Jasmine Park on the Digital Skills Gaps in the U.S.

January 2020 - AIR News
Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in Rural Schools... Developing State Clearinghouses of Evidence-Based Educational Practices... Meet the Expert: Mary Thorngren... Evidence on Improving Early Grade Literacy in Latin America and the Caribbean... 13th Annual CALDER Research Conference Feb. 12, Washington, D.C.... AIR Leadership's Jessica Heppen and Jessica Johnson

December 2019 - AIR News
Preparing Educators to Teach Computer Science... A Focus on Equity in 2019... Conditions for Improving Low-Performing Schools... The Education Workforce in the U.S. and Abroad... ICSEI 2020 January 6-10... Happy Holidays from AIR

November 2019 - AIR News
Improving Education in Rural Communities... Studying the Link Between Teen Personality and Dementia... Teaching Students in Secure-Care and Residential Facilities... Supporting Adults with Disabilities in the Workforce... Meet the Expert: Samia Amin... New Survey Results: Implementing Competency-Based Education

October 2019 - AIR News
Research and Resources on Bullying Prevention... Selecting More Effective Evidence-Based Practices... Meet the Expert: Thomas de Hoop... Methods in a Minute: Randomized Controlled Trials... Addressing the Talent Problem Brief... RISE Webinar on Misconceptions and Errors in Physics and Mathematics

September 2019 - AIR News
Early College High Schools Improve Postsecondary Enrollment and Success... The Truth About Chronic Absence and What Educators Can Do... Using Research to Improve Literacy Around the World... Living with Arthritis and Chronic Pain... The Next Chapter... Building Diversity

August 2019 - AIR News
Improving Academic Outcomes and School Engagement in Grade 9... Gathering Evidence for a Successful School Year... Improving Survey Response through Innovation... Studying How Adult Education Works in the US... Opportunity for All... Meet the Interns

July 2019 - AIR News
Selecting Evidence-based Practices to Improve Schools... Using Federal Funds to Support Residential Education Programs... Assessing Opioid Use Disorder in People with Chronic Pain... Understanding How Instructional Technology is Being Used in the Classroom... Improving Support for Struggling Students... Workforce Development: An Interview with AIR's Samia Amin

June 2019 - AIR News
Making School Funding More Equitable... Improving the Lives of Refugees and Migrant Populations... Tackling the Opioid Epidemic through Research and Patient Care... A Comprehensive Study on School Violence... Meet the Expert: David Osher... The Condition of Education

May 2019 - AIR News
Project Talent: 60-year Study Focuses on How We Age... New Data on Crime and Safety in U.S. Public Schools... A Conversation About College Admissions... Preparing Teachers for Success... Video: Ensuring Educational Equity Through Accountable Leadership... Webinar: Charter Schools and Their Impacts on Students in the Short and Long Run

April 2019 - AIR News
Coaching Leaders to Strengthen Schools... Engaging Patients to Improve Hospital Quality and Safety... Early Childhood Education Around the Globe... Improving Lives Through Cash Transfers... AERA Dissertation Award: Megan Austin... Introducing AIR's New Instagram Account

March 2019 - AIR News
The Civil Rights Movement and Equity in Education... Do Adults Have the Skills to Succeed in the 21st Century?... Strengthening Youth Mentoring Programs... Evaluating and Improving Women's Empowerment Collectives... Meet the Expert: Monique M. Chism... Webinar: Research-Based, Trauma-Responsive Education Practices

February 2019 - AIR News
Celebrating CTE Month: Preparing Students for College and Career Success... The Power of Play-Based Learning in Kindergarten... Using Design Thinking to Improve People's Lives... The State of Postsecondary Competency-Based Education

January 2019 - AIR News
Studying the Impact of Organic Cotton Farming in India... Helping Schools Close the Digital Accessibility Gap... Join Us for the 2019 CALDER Conference... A Great Year for AIR's Professional Services... Meet Our Expert: Deb Moroney... Register for Our Webinar: Exploring the Experiences and Skills of Young Adults

December 2018 - AIR News
Transforming School Climate and Culture in Cleveland... First 1,000 Days: Zambia's Early Childhood Initiative... Career Preparation in Rural Communities... Improving Opportunities for Native Nations... Meet Our Expert: Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar... New Crystal City Office

November 2018 - AIR News
Collaboration is Key: Networked Improvement Communities... Improving Research on Career and Technical Education Programs... Social and Emotional Learning and Equity... Using Continuous Improvement to Support Teachers' Growth... Meet Our Expert, Catherine Barbour... CEO David Myers Discusses AIR's Diversity and Inclusion Journey

October 2018 - AIR News
#ThankAPrincipal: October is National Principals Month... A Link Between Adolescence and Dementia?... Improving Travel for People with Disabilities... Building Safe, Engaging, and Equitable Schools... AIR Institute Fellow Larry Hedges Wins the Prestigious Yidan Prize for Education Research... AIR Recognized by Diversity MBA for Its Commitment to Diversity

September 2018 - AIR News
Supporting Students Affected by Trauma... Can Transitional Kindergarten Better Prepare Children?... Evaluating Cash Transfers for Syrian Refugees... Opioid Epidemic Expanding Medication-Assisted Treatment... Event: Building Safe, Engaging, and Equitable Schools... Video: AIR Through the Eyes of an Intern

August 2018 - AIR News
Exploring Solutions to the Opioid Crisis... Building Capacity in Zambia... Helping Families Find Free Summer Meals... Implementing Your State's ESSA Plan... Infographic: The Rising Costs of Center-Based Child Care... Video: Improving Early Grade Reading in Latin America and the Caribbean

January 2017 - AIR News
Colleges Increasingly Use Contingent Faculty to Cut Costs... Study Offers Promising Practices for Increasing Diversity Among First Responders... Support Services Can Lower Health Costs for Older Americans... Performance Feedback for Teachers and Principals at Times Unreliable... Video: Top 10 Most-Viewed Videos in 2016... National Center on Intensive Intervention

November/December 2016 - AIR News
Homeschooling Increases in the United States... Dropout Rate Continues to Decline, Demographic Differences Persist... Student Outcomes Improve in MA Schools With School Redesign Grants... Long Story Short: Lynn Holdheide... Report: Majors Matter: Differences in Wages Over Time in Texas

October 2016 - AIR News
Medicare Enrollment Maze Puts Seniors at Risk for Penalties and Coverage Gaps... What Happens When Districts Support and Integrate Social and Emotional Learning?... Program Improves Teachers' Knowledge, But Not Student Achievement... In Minnesota, Popular Majors Don't Always Yield Higher Salaries... Report: Roger Jarjoura in a Christian Science Monitor on Mentoring Former Juvenile Offenders... Video: RELMidwest - Preventing School Dropout: What You Need to Know... Connected Educator Month 2016

September 2016 - AIR News
Dropout Rate Declines, College Enrollment Rises for Black and Hispanic Students... Those Attending 'Deeper Learning' Schools Likelier to Enroll in College... U.S. Women with Some Higher Ed Earn 68 Percent of What Men Earn... Dementia is Less Prevalent Among Highly Educated Americans... Experts Envision the Future of STEM Education... Long Story Short: Susan Bowles Therriault... Infographic: Comparing the Effectiveness of Online and Face­to­Face Credit Recovery in Algebra I

July/August 2016 - AIR News
Kids Who Attended Preschool Scored Higher Than Peers at Start of Kindergarten... Smoking Among Young Students in the U.S. at an Historic Low... Creating Coherence in the Teacher-Shortage Policy Debate... AIR Publishes New Report on Calif.'s Transitional Kindergarten Program

June 2016 - AIR News
Is Medicare a Heavy Burden on Taxpayers? Papers Tackle This Question and Others... Zambia's Cash Assistance Programs a Boon for Poorest Families... Study: Ed Outcomes Worsen With Successive Immigrant Generations... Ten Q's Policymakers Should Ask About Expanding Preschool Access... Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Educational Technology Programs... Long Story Short: Chaney Mosely

March 2016 - AIR News
State Standards Vary Despite Common Core's Aim of Uniformity... How Can Social Science Inform the Real World?... Deeper Learning Instruction Yields Higher Graduation Rates... Primer Addresses How US Health Care is Provided and Paid For... 1 in 4 Newark Teachers Says New Pay Structure is 'Fair'... Arts Integration Can Lead to Better Math Achievement

February 2016 - AIR News
Paper Finds Link Between Student-Teaching Experiences and Effectiveness... Zambia's Grant Program Gives Women Limited Empowerment... Supporting Social Emotional Development After School

July/August 2015 - AIR News
As landmark disability laws reach milestones, experts reflect on impact... Cash transfers offer security, "resilience" for Zambia's poor, study finds... Latest Indicators of School Crime and Safety includes college hate crime data... Report explores U.S. high school dropout and completion trends... Rural students in Indiana likelier to enroll in two-year colleges than urban peers... Event: Toxic stress—How economic inequality hurts early childhood development

May 2015 - AIR News
In Colorado, associate's and certificates can be path to middle class... How mental health care can best serve children and teens... School turnaround study: Most states have "significant gaps" in expertise... Guide helps states implement new science standards... Event: Do you need a bachelor's to join the middle class?

April 2015 - AIR News
First state implementing Common Core shows "faster" learning process... Brief: Elementary and Secondary Education Act's Title IIA needs fixing... Module helps those with traumatic brain injury understand depression... New report looks at Indiana data for predictors of early college success... Latest study of transitional kindergarten in California focuses on parents... Video: Title I revisited

March 2015 - AIR News
Report looks at gender differences in STEM interest among high school grads... Community college students much less likely to transfer far for school... Brief: Focusing only on content standards gives false picture of achievement... Better understanding literacy in multilingual environments... Video: Rebecca Stone describes how AIR developed a remedial reading and writing program to help Egyptian students learn foundational literacy skills

February 2015 - AIR News
Students receiving arts-integrated math instruction perform better, report finds... AIR study on gestational diabetes part of special Women's Health Issues collection... How can we ensure all children have excellent teachers?... What does coaching to improve math instruction look like?... Framework helps principals become better leaders... AIR Index: Health insurance literacy

January 2015 - AIR News
Those with disabilities earn 37% less; gap widens with educational attainment... In Massachusetts, violence prevention program for youths shows promise... Few schools used staffing strategies to improve teacher capacity for ELLs... Applying Medicaid flexibility to meet behavioral health needs of youths... SEDL joins American Institutes for Research... Year in Review... Video: Watch our discussion on health behavior change in a digital environment

November/December 2014 - AIR News
Many Americans don't ask basic questions before getting health insurance... Report looks at student achievement in D.C. after reforms... Is expanding public-financed home care cost effective?... In Florida, first-year earnings from an associate degree can surpass bachelor's... Student-centered math teaching can lead to more engagement, higher scores... CDC, AIR roll out new public health campaign, "HIV Treatment Works"... Video: Why using "human factors" can improve work performance

October 2014 - AIR News
Education standards by states vary, sometimes by several grade levels... HBCUs key to diversifying STEM fields, but graduates are deep in debt... Students from "deeper learning" high schools likelier to graduate... Resource for health professionals aims to close gaps in patient engagement... Earnings edge of associate degree in Tennessee vanishes after five years... Event: Power or promise - Do online health campaigns impact offline behavior?

September 2014 - AIR News
Long Story Short: What is the impact of the Affordable Care Act on newly insured?... Is postsecondary education "worth it" for disadvantaged workers?... College subsidies hit low as students pay half of education costs for first time... What makes effective school turnaround partnerships?... Event: Breaking the Mold - Diversifying STEM Academia

July/August 2014 - AIR News
'Clustering' Teach for America instructors leads to math gains in Miami... Women, blacks most likely to leave STEM careers... What are the challenges of locating longitudinal study participants?... New brief gives tips on how to measure college grads' economic success... AIR helps produce special issue of America's Young Adults... Video: How are the rules on using big data changing?

June 2014 - AIR News
11% of undergrads take distance education courses only... AIR, CDC develop new campaign: Start Talking. Stop HIV... Training helps tribal workers understand child welfare legal proceedings... Schools with strategic leaders more likely to report improvement... Video: How mentoring can help children with incarcerated parents

May 2014 - AIR News
California implements transitional kindergarten... First survey of Teachers of the Year stresses peer support... Paper explores the changing economic status of senior citizens... Study looks at high ELL schools receiving School Improvement Grants... Video: Why education is critical for Syrian refugee youth

April 2014 - AIR News
For STEM Ph.D.'s in nonacademic careers, job duties vary by race and gender... How to keep teacher evaluation reforms on track... Institute Fellow Marilyn Moon receives achievement award for Medicare work... Study shows immediate economic impact of scientific research... Video: Hans Holzer shares ideas to improve the unemployment rate for young minority men

March 2014 - AIR News
More men than women with STEM Ph.D.'s begin careers as faculty, study finds... Ways to improve mentoring services for youths with incarcerated parents... Districtwide education reform through lens of Say Yes initiative... Infographic: Teachers and evaluation reform

February 2014 - AIR News
Delta Cost Project: Savings from part-time profs undercut by admin and other hires (Video)... Giving effective teachers more students can yield academic gains, analysis finds... What might happen if college dropouts made different choices?... How to provide trauma-informed care... Infographic: Zambia cash grants

January 2014 - AIR News
What to look for in a preschool... AIR a key partner in the Surgeon General's report on smoking and health... Which student characteristics predict postsecondary success? Virginia Tech teams up with AIR to explore use of big data in social sciences... New resource offers tips to support well-being of LGBTQ youth... Video: Are we still A Nation at Risk?