What is social-emotional learning and what does it look like in practice? David Osher and Cleveland Public Schools' CEO Eric Gordon discuss.
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10 Oct 2015
Created using data from School Composition and the Black-White Achievement Gap, this infographic addresses the question, "What is the Black-White achievement gap and does it change based on the composition of the student body?"
10 Sep 2015
Created using data from School Composition and the Black-White Achievement Gap, this infographic addresses the question, "Are most schools with a majority of Black students concentrated in cities, suburbs, towns, or rural areas?"
10 Sep 2015
Created using data from School Composition and the Black-White Achievement Gap, this infographic addresses the question, "How does the racial composition of a school’s student body differ for the average Black or White student?"
30 Jul 2015
A new collection of outreach and educational materials for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services called Living Well is available to help Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program beneficiaries understand their preventive benefits. AIR and partners Weber Shandwick and Urban Institute developed the kit to help state and local agencies, health clinics, and other partners with their outreach to these beneficiaries in a variety of clinical and community settings.
29 Apr 2015
A 2015 report showed that in Colorado, higher education pays off for those who earn postsecondary credentials. Graduates with postsecondary degrees working in Colorado after graduation can average as much as $20,000 more than high school graduates. However, ten years out, the pay gap between those with different types of postsecondary degrees narrows considerably, as these two infographics show.
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.
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.
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.
19 Dec 2015
Evaluation systems appear to be one of the most rapidly changing policy issues affecting teachers in recent years. This paper provides a brief synopsis of the process of dissecting the evaluation system.