School finance can play a critical role in giving all students an opportunity to achieve. Jesse Levin examines why it's important to accurately measure students' needs to ensure that they receive an equitable and adequate education.
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12 Sep 2015
Across the country, concerns have been growing that not enough educators exist—especially teachers—to meet demand in schools and districts. In Oklahoma, this issue has reached a breaking point. This report details the results of a study aimed at understanding the extent to which educator supply and demand are in equilibrium for particular subjects and geographic regions in the state, including an analysis of historical trends and future predictions.
27 May 2015
Magnet schools are best known for offering unique programs or curricula to attract students from outside a school’s neighborhood; many started off as neighborhood public schools but converted with the goals of increasing student diversity and achievement. A nine-year AIR study of 21 magnet schools found that while there was limited evidence that the schools were successful in increasing diversity, there was inconclusive evidence of increased student achievement.
12 Dec 2015
In recent years, concerns have been growing across the country that there are not enough educators—especially teachers—to meet school and district hiring demands. Massachusetts has often encountered this issue with regard to mathematics, science, English language learners, and special education teachers. AIR developed a comprehensive set of projections of teacher supply and demand in order to inform planning for future workforce needs.