Experts Play a Major Role in the Report "The Condition of Education 2008"

Washington, D.C. - A team of experts for the American Institutes for Research (AIR) played a key role in producing "The Condition of Education 2008," an annual report on the state of education in the United States that has been released by the federal government’s National Center on Education Statistics (NCES).

The congressionally mandated report, which was released Thursday, May 29, 2008, offers a detailed account of all aspects of U.S. education, from early childhood education and student achievement to post secondary education and school environment.

A large number of AIR staff participated in various aspects of the project. AIR authors include Grace Kena, Rachel Dinkes, Angelina KewalRamani, Mary Ann Fox, Jana Kemp, Kristen Darling, Kevin Bianco and Lauren Drake.

The full text of "The Condition of Education 2008," along with related data tables and indicators from previous years, can be viewed at

About AIR

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is an independent, nonpartisan not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity.


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