2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Title I of that act made educational equity a federal priority by providing financial assistance to local education agencies serving children of low-income families. This paper traces the history of the landmark federal program and provides background as Congress considers changes to Title I.
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27 Jul 2015
During the past 20 years, the afterschool field has been held accountable in varying ways—first, on the ability to provide safe places for young people to spend time while their parents work; then, on success in helping to improve participants’ academic achievement as a supplement to the school day. This brief provides an overview of work done to date both in afterschool and school-based settings to define social and emotional learning, shares recent research on how afterschool programs contribute to the development of these competencies, and offers some next step recommendations to both practitioners and researchers.
11 Jul 2015
Disadvantaged students need to be academically resilient to succeed—but how common is this resilience? This infographic explores the results of the brief, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students Who Are Academically Successful, which uses 2011 eighth-grade data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to examine academic resiliency cross-nationally.
11 Jul 2015
Both student and school-level factors can predict academic resilience. Which factors matter most? This infographic explores the results of the brief, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Students Who Are Academically Successful, which uses 2011 eighth-grade data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to examine academic resiliency cross-nationally.
9 Jul 2015
The annual Indicators of School Crime and Safety report, co-produced by AIR, presents the most current data on crime and safety at schools and on college campuses from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals and postsecondary institutions. The 2015 report includes a new section on college hate crimes, many of them involving race or sexual orientation; this infographic breaks down those crimes by categories of bias.
1 Jul 2015
On November 30, 1975, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, which later became the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This infographic shows how students with disabilities still struggle with basic reading and mathematics skills, and with school discipline.
18 Jun 2015
Results from an international assessment of basic skills found that 58 million American adults have low skills in working with and using mathematical information (numeracy). This infographic demonstrates where the U.S. falls among the 23 countries included in the assessment.
8 Jun 2015
College completion rates vary by a number of factors. This infographic demonstrates the difference in completion rates between students, in Florida, from poor families, and those from non-poor families.
29 May 2015
Research shows that the most powerful, in-school influence on learning is the quality of instruction that teachers bring to their students. In the next decade, more than 1.5 million new teachers will be hired for our schools; unfortunately, teacher preparation programs may not be up to the task of delivering the teacher workforce we need. This brief describes elements of an effective start-to-finish look at teacher preparation.
26 May 2015
Teachers’ access to professional learning supports varies widely across the world. According to the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), access to opportunities for collaboration, barriers to professional development, and sources of feedback look different in the United States when compared with other countries. In a three-part series, we explore these differences.