The School Improvement Grants program provides grants to support rigorous interventions aimed at turning around the nation’s persistently lowest achieving schools. AIR has worked with the Department of Education to develop profiles of state-, district-, and school-level strategies to build capacity for turning around the lowest-performing schools.
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4 Dec 2014
"Future Ready” is a White House and U.S. Department of Education initiative focused on ensuring America’s students have the skills they need to succeed in a competitive global economy. AIR is working closely with the Department to help educational leaders foster a culture of digital learning in their schools. Learn how these efforts are empowering educators’ use of technology to transform teaching and learning.
23 Oct 2014
In 1960, AIR launched Project Talent, the largest and most comprehensive study of high school students ever conducted in the United States. Project Talent data are now available to researchers through the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging. AIR survey methodologists worked with University of Michigan colleagues to prepare the data and documentation for preservation, enhancement, and dissemination. The team transformed the data from a large number of files on 9-track tapes to a data file for each high school grade, documenting the data and creating tools to facilitate its use.
21 Jul 2014
In February 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. This week, the president is announcing an additional $104 million in funding from new partnerships with public and private groups to address the opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color at critical stages throughout their lives. AIR’s work focuses on issues critical to the support of young men of color, from childhood interventions to preparation for career success.
6 Jan 2014
Here are some of our publications from this past year—reports, research briefs, infographics and an article— that our visitors found especially insightful and interesting.
21 May 2014
On May 21, 2014, AIR hosted a briefing with U.S. Representative Robert “Bobby” Scott on Reconnecting System-Involved Youth: A Developmental Approach. Resources on topics related to that event are listed here.