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AIR Institute Fellow Robert “Bob” Kim served as deputy assistant secretary in the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. ...
While technology and education came to the forefront in the pandemic, schools have long used technology to enhance teaching and learning.
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Featured Work

The Two-Year Anniversary of COVID-19

The pandemic has affected nearly all sectors of society, including the areas where AIR focuses its work—education, health, human services, international development, and the workforce—in the United States and around the world.

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Research-Based Resources to Help People with Chronic Pain and Health Care Providers Navigate Pain Management and Opioid Use

For people who rely on opioids and experience chronic pain or disability, treatment options are neither simple nor straightforward. AIR experts developed the Knowledge Hub as a centralized, easy-to-use database of evidence-informed resources designed to address this problem.

How NAEP’s Oral Reading Fluency Study Informs Literacy Instruction

In this Q&A, AIR's Bitnara Jasmine Park, Abigail Foley, and Rebecca Bates discuss the findings of the 2018 NAEP Oral Reading Fluency Study, which were released in the second half of 2021. They offer their insights into how policymakers, education leaders, and teacher preparation and professional learning programs can use the findings to strengthen literacy instruction.

Why I’m Passionate About Early Literacy

In this personal essay, AIR Principal Researcher Patricia Garcia-Arena shares her memories of being an English learner (EL) in preschool and elementary school—and how early literacy experiences can be better for ELs today, thanks to evidence-based instructional practices.