The ability to read and understand basic texts is vital in modern society. A National Center for Education Statistics Data Point shows that one in five adults in the United States have low English literacy skills, meaning that they would have difficulty understanding, evaluating, using, or engaging with written texts.
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11 Jul 2019
In the Field
There are more than 5 million students in Texas, the second-largest state in the U.S. by population and geography. To truly move the dial on education in this highly diverse state, the Texas Comprehensive Center uses a variety of tools and approaches and considers challenges from multiple perspectives. Read through this story map to learn more about the Center's work.
10 Jul 2019
Q & A
Each year, 700,000 people are released from federal and state prisons. For many, the transition home is not easy. They face obstacles including poverty, drug abuse, family dysfunction, and lack of access to services and treatment. Failure to reconnect can mean that many end up back in prison. AIR's Roger Jarjoura spoke about the role education plays in helping ex-offenders stay out of the justice system.
3 Jul 2019
Q & A
The U.S. Department of Education commissioned AIR to conduct a national study to evaluate how adult education operates at the state and local levels, including who adult education providers are, the services they provide, and the challenges they face. Stephanie Cronen answered some questions about adult education and what the study aims to accomplish.
2 Jul 2019
Access to in-prison education and work experience are associated with a reduction in the likelihood of recidivism and provide inmates with a critical element on the path to reshape their personal identities. Could offering prisoners more education and work experience inside prison be a key solution to mass incarceration in the U.S.?
In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, education leaders in Pasco County renewed their commitment to improve school safety and student mental health—which, according to research, can also improve academic learning. With guidance from AIR experts, a core team of district and school stakeholders examined research and existing efforts that provide students with the skills to engage in positive social interactions, master academic content, and become successful students.
26 Jun 2019
Across the world, medical and government leaders are working toward an “AIDS-free generation,” based on the promising potential of effective treatments. Learn more about the latest work in raising awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention.
25 Jun 2019
Measuring student learning from work-based learning experiences gives students an opportunity to reflect on their work-based learning experiences and connect the knowledge and skills they’ve learned to future career goals. AIR's College and Career Readiness and Success Center has developed a series of five modules divided into five modules which highlight the key decision points to select and develop a work-based learning measure.
24 Jun 2019
AIR believes that personalized learning efforts must have critical foundational elements, build in the relevant essential hallmarks, and opportunities to amplify learning with technology. Our approach to personalized learning draws upon our rigorous research base and strong field experience in facilitating educational system change efforts across the nation and globe.
24 Jun 2019
Q & A
In a study prepared for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, AIR Senior Researchers Jennifer Loeffler-Cobia and Nicholas Read examined how state and local agencies and facilities use Title I, Part D funds in support of education, transition, and related services and supports for the youth they serve.