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Expert Insights

AIR’s Standards for the Economic Evaluation of Educational and Social Programs aim to help decisionmakers optimize the use of limited resources to improve outcomes. AIR experts discuss why the standards were developed, how they can be used, and what makes them particularly relevant now.
As schools prepare to welcome students and educators back for the 2021-2022 school year, there are a number of pandemic-related issues to address and consider. Our experts offer their insights into these crucial issues and we provide some links to helpful resources and information.
On the year anniversary of George 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.

Featured Work

How Systems and Communities Can Partner to Advance Equity

AIR is working on two projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on how to use measurement to drive transformative, meaningful, and sustainable change. Tandrea Hilliard-Boone, Ellen Schultz, and Karen Frazier discuss what they’ve learned through these projects about how systems can keep people healthy and how to use measurement as a tool to make those changes in equitable ways.

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Addressing COVID-19 Learning Disruptions: Four Recommendations for Effective Tutoring Interventions

As more students return to in-person learning, education leaders are working not only to rebuild school communities and help students transition but also to address gaps in learning resulting from COVID-19 disruptions.

From East Africa to the Caribbean: Finding Solutions to Research Challenges During COVID-19

Experts from AIR and IMPAQ and local staff in the field share learned lessons during the coronavirus pandemic about creative solutions to research problems that they will carry with them when encountering future challenges.

Why a System Level Approach is Needed to Counter Racism Within the Education System

Sarah Caverly and David Osher discuss the effects of racial justice on education, using the Austin Independent School District as an example of how a school district addressed issues of persistent racism at the system level.