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The 1989–2003 civil war disrupted all aspects of Liberian society, government services, and daily life, and the country’s education system was no exception.
Children and youth need safe and supportive learning environments to succeed in school. These needs are particularly great for children who are vulnerable, such as those who face trauma, the adversities of poverty, and the challenge of disability.
A Child Grant cash grant program for households with children under five in three districts in Zambia generated positive impacts, both in terms of immediate needs of the family and children's health, and in longer term productivity.
Although a wealth of research has shown that financial aid reduces hurdles to college enrollment, relatively little is known about how aid affects students after they are enrolled, much less how they react to the common occurrence of losing aid midway through their college careers. A CALDER working paper co-authored by AIR finds that losing financial aid weakens students’ engagement with college.
Over the past decade, the Michigan Department of Education has sought to implement a support system to break the cycle of low performance in the state’s schools. This study documents the progress of six schools that made significant progress within five years.
To assess teacher effectiveness in accordance with state and federal policies—such as the Race to the Top program—many states and districts are using growth and value-added models as one component of a comprehensive teacher evaluation system.
Are current funding allocations accurately distributing Title I funds? According to a new report, when fully adjusted for regional differences, Title I funding patterns disproportionately favor rural school districts in low cost of living states.