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In this personal essay, AIR Principal Researcher Patricia Garcia-Arena shares her memories of being an English learner in preschool and elementary school—and how early literacy experiences can be better for ELs today, thanks to evidence-based instructional practices.
With a new round of COVID-19 relief funds headed to states and districts nationwide, education leaders have a rare opportunity to make strategic and comprehensive investments in the teacher workforce.
Researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and funders are increasingly aware of the powerful potential for summertime experiences and the need to design, implement, and continuously improve summertime experiences for all.

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.