People with disabilities who receive a high-quality education and enter the workforce prepared benefit not only themselves, but their families, employers and communities. AIR’s diverse portfolio of work on disability issues provides both expertise and resources to help people with disabilities pursue employment opportunities and gain economic security. Our policy recommendations support people with disabilities by helping them live more independently and more connected to their communities.
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1 Dec 2012
AIR’s work in reading and literacy spans all ages and grades and all contexts. Our methodologies include experimental and qualitative analyses, cognitive laboratory interviews, and critical incident exercises. Our domestic and international technical assistance reflects the best evidence and responds to participants’ needs.
15 Sep 2012
It is hard not to notice the persistent and often controversial discussions taking place in states and cities across the country around how to pay teachers—who should get what for how much and when. This brief begins with an overview of the total compensation package typical for teachers as well as a variety of definitions of indirect compensation. Following that is a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of offering indirect compensation as well as strategies for implementation, both taken from noneducation-based literature.
20 Jun 2012
This practice brief, Providing Services and Supports for Youth Who Are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex or Two-Spirit (LGBTQI2-S) describes key strategies, policies, and practices for professionals and systems to provide more culturally and linguistically competent care for LGBTQI2-S youth.
19 May 2012
The recent increased attention to teacher evaluation has raised questions about the relationship between evaluation and student outcomes. This research and policy brief lays out an informal framework for using evaluation results to target professional growth opportunities for teachers within an aligned system of evaluation, leading to higher levels of teacher practice and student learning.