Before 1975, only one in five children with disabilities attended public school. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act changed that. AIR Managing Director Louis Danielson discusses the evolution of the IDEA and its continued commitment to greater educational accountability, inclusion, and quality for all students.
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25 Nov 2015
Despite recent increases, the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing Ph.D.'s in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics continues to lag behind the overall population. In this video interview, Rachel Upton examines the role that historically black colleges and universities play in increasing STEM participation specifically among black students.
13 Nov 2015
Helping youth at risk escape the school-to-prison pipeline is a growing concern for educators, researchers, communities and providers. The School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program, the first of its kind, brings together Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, AIR experts, and educational and juvenile justice leaders to provide research-based solutions for those who work with youth at risk. In this video, experts speak to their experiences addressing the school-to-prison pipeline and how the program can help.
24 Sep 2015
The bachelor's degree has been seen as the doorway to the middle class for most Americans, but the recent rise of sub-baccalaureate credentials has been transforming higher education. In this video series, "Breakthroughs in Education and Social Mobility," expert Mark Schneider examines the value of such credentials.
31 Aug 2015
Recent federal efforts to expand access to early childhood education for six million children by 2020 have also increased attention about quality programming. In this video interview, Ann-Marie Faria, principal researcher, explains the role that Quality Rating and Improvement Systems have in communicating about quality to parents, programs, and policy makers.
11 Aug 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.