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AIR’s district and school consultation services include curriculum audits of districts and schools in corrective action. Learn more about how AIR District Audits have revealed how some schools defy the odds for ELLs who struggle with poverty and English language acquisition.
The National Professional Development Program (NPDP) supports projects designed to increase the pool of teachers who are highly qualified to work with ELLs and to improve the skills of teachers who are currently serving these students. On behalf of the Program and Policy Studies Service at the U.S. Department of Education, AIR is gathering lessons learned about characteristics of pre-service and in-service teacher education programs, courses, and activities intended to improve instruction for ELLs, both by reviewing the literature and by conducting case studies of current and former NPDP grantees.
The U.S. Department of Education has invested substantial funds in turning around the nation’s lowest performing schools and has contracted with AIR to examine how schools’ receiving federal school improvement grants (SIGs) are changing over time.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences has awarded AIR a five-year contract to operate the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) in the Midwest in order to address the research and evaluation needs of educators.
In her introductory remarks at the IATT Symposium on HIV/AIDS, AIR’s Senior Vice President Cheryl Vince Whitman presents the history of school health and HIV/AIDS in the education sector since the 1980s.
Drawing on interviews with district leaders as well as focus groups with coaches, specialists and principals, this brief describes the Fresno-Long Beach Learning Partnership’s work in two of the four areas that the districts selected as key leverage points for district action: mathematics and English learner instruction.
AIR’s Senior Child Welfare Specialist Kim Helfgott guided the team that developed this issue brief which outlines methods for assisting parents with mental illness, who also have children who receive treatment or services from mental health or child welfare programs.
This November 2011 study, written by experts with AIR for the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd, attempts to define turnaround schools in California, both what constitutes low-performing or failing schools and what constitutes turnaround or success for these schools.