For managing researcher Dahlia Shaewitz, growing up a hearing person in a deaf household was a sometimes peculiar experience. She discusses her experiences and the impact of the ADA on technology for the deaf and hard of hearing. As part of our series on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2015, AIR experts reflect on an era of research in the classroom and the workplace, their stories, and the future.
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3 Nov 2015
In the Field
To stay current on the most effective strategies for school improvement, Catherine Barbour keeps a close eye on new research. At AIR, researchers and technical assistance providers collaborate to put the most authoritative and timely information to practical use.
28 Jul 2015
In the Field
How can we curtail extreme poverty? It’s a question weighing on governments around the world. In the Republic of Zambia, the answer is one household at a time. The Child Grant program supported the country's lowest-income households and demonstrated a number of successes after three years, including increased food consumption and reduction of family debt.
6 May 2015
Dr. Mark Schneider, President of College Measures and a Vice President at AIR, testified May 6, 2015 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions on the need to make consumer information more readily available for those pursuing a postsecondary education, including associate’s degrees and certificates. These are his remarks.
25 Feb 2015
In the Field
What happens when a public school district partners with a team of experts deeply experienced in local and state program evaluation and just as committed as the district to school reform? In AIR, Denver Public Schools found a team of experts who empowered their leaders to address some of the toughest issues in education reform.
27 Jan 2015
In January 27, 2015 testimony before a U.S. Senate committee considering revisions to the No Child Left Behind Act, Dan Goldhaber cautions that moving away from annual student testing could make it harder to accurately measure teacher effectiveness.
21 Jan 2015
Congress enacted the Sustainable Growth Rate in 1997 to control Medicare spending on physician services. In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, AIR's Marilyn Moon called the SGR's physician cost limits “poor public policy” but cautioned that any revisions should not be used as a rationale for "reducing valuable benefits to our most vulnerable citizens.”