Since 2006, the USAID-funded Primary School Support Program: A School Fees Pilot (PSSP:SFP) has worked closely with schools and communities in Malawi’s Dowa District in an effort to achieve equitable access to quality basic education.
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This report covers topics such as victimization, fights, bullying, classroom disorder, weapons, student perceptions of school safety, teacher injury, and availability and student use of drugs and alcohol. Indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time. Data on crimes that occur outside of school grounds are offered as a point of comparison where available.
In 2007, the Iowa Legislature instituted a pay-for-performance and career-ladder pilot program in which teachers in three districts were rewarded for taking on additional professional roles and responsibilities or for teacher or student performance. AIR evaluators conducted a formative and summative analysis of the program designed to inform educator pay reform in Iowa. The evaluation team examined the program’s benefits, its cost effectiveness, participants’ perceptions of the project, and the feasibility of expansion through in-depth case studies and broader based interviews and surveys in participating and nonparticipating districts.
This First Look presents findings on the numbers and rates of public school students who dropped out of school in school years 2002-03, 2003-04, and 2004-05.
The District has a long history of difficulties in regard to special education that have been well-documented. Through this study, AIR has compiled and analyzed data, visited schools, and conducted interviews and focus groups to learn as much as possible about the current state of special education in the District.
The paper argues that the United States needs to substantially increase the scientific and mathematical competency of the general adult population so that the voting citizenry can better understand and reach a consensus on policies that address many of the world’s most pressing problems.
This paper builds on prior research by providing new information on very young children’s exposure to home literacy activities and the relationship between such activities and children’s mental skill development over their first 2 years of life.