Issues besides academics, such as mental health and safety, often affect student attendance and learning. In this interview, AIR principal researcher Allison Gandhi discusses how schools can foster well-being by providing non-academic support services, enabling students to thrive and achieve better academic outcomes.
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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.
27 Jul 2015
People with disabilities fare much worse than people without disabilities in pursuing education and employment. In this video interview, Michelle Yin, AIR senior researcher, examines the economic impact that arises from the pay gap between workers with and without disabilities.
22 Jul 2015
AIR experts David Osher and Sandra Williamson were at the White House this week speaking at the national convening to "Rethink School Discipline." In this video from an earlier event, we hear from students themselves.
17 Jul 2015
Antibiotics can effectively treat common infections when used properly, but are often unnecessarily used on nursing home residents. Elizabeth Frentzel, AIR principal research scientist, describes the negative outcomes of inappropriately prescribing antibiotics and explains what can be done to better use antibiotics in nursing homes.
10 Jun 2015
Older adults have become increasingly interested in cognitive training as a way to slow down or even reverse cognitive decline. In this video interview, George Rebok, AIR Institute Fellow, examines how effective cognitive training is and what people can do to prevent mental decline as they age.
27 May 2015
The demographics of classrooms are changing dramatically. In this video interview, Gwendolyn Willis-Darpoh, AIR senior researcher, talks about how schools and teachers can respond to increasingly diverse classrooms.
12 May 2015
Many children and adolescents who experience mental health issues do not receive the care they need. In this video, Galen Cole, AIR principal researcher, explains how the mental health care system can better serve children, adolescents, and their families and ensure they receive the treatment they need.
11 May 2015
State Teachers of the Year from across the country joined in a special workshop April 28 at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the American Institutes for Research. Working with AIR’s Education Policy Center, the teachers discussed ways to engage policymakers on major education issues. The visit was part of a series of activities honoring State Teachers of the Year, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers. In this video, Shanna Peoples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year, discusses education policy and practice.
23 Apr 2015
Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I established educational equity as a federal priority by providing financial assistance to local education agencies serving children of low-income families. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Title I, the Education Policy Center at AIR is presenting a video series featuring Elizabeth Grant, AIR Vice President, and Monique Chism, Director of the Office of State Support at the U.S. Department of Education, discussing the history, influence, and future of this important legislation.