Systemic challenges in the educator workforce require thoughtful and bold actions, and ESSA presents a unique opportunity for states to reaffirm, modify, or improve their vision of educator effectiveness. This discussion guide focuses on one challenge that states face as part of this work: defining ineffective teacher in the absence of highly qualified teacher requirements.
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14 Nov 2016
Who’s homeschooled in the U.S.? Why did their parents make that choice? We share the answers to these questions and more in our latest infographic using data from Homeschooling in the United States: 2012 report.
24 Oct 2016
How do suspensions and expulsions differ for students from various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds?
14 Oct 2016
This infographic shows that the proportion of Americans enrolling in Social Security by age 65 has dropped. This can cause confusion about Medicare enrollment, leading to costly penalties.
4 Oct 2016
In Minnesota, as this infographic shows, associate's degrees in some career-oriented majors return wages that rival or surpass the wages of graduates with bachelor’s and master's degrees.
15 Sep 2016
How many students in our nation’s kindergarten classrooms were born outside the United States? Where do they come from and what languages do they speak? As students enter new classrooms this fall, Shannon Russell, Jeremy Redford, and Meghan McQuiggan explore these questions and more using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 data.
30 Jun 2016
High school graduation season is upon us. But how much do we know about who’s graduating? Using the latest Condition of Education data, we show graduation rates—and graduation gaps—for all 50 states.
7 Jun 2016
This infographic highlights three positive outcomes from AIR’s impact evaluations of two large cash transfer programs in Zambia. The evaluations included some of the largest randomized control trials of cash transfer programs in Africa and gives evidence that such programs can help alleviate poverty and improve the lives of the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
6 Jun 2016
This infographic illustrates key points from a series of papers by AIR, which reexamine the perennial policy question: Is Medicare sustainable? The papers, and the infographic, show that beneficiaries bear almost a third of the cost of Medicare, and that burden will rise as older adults increasingly stay on the job and continue to pay income and payroll taxes.
4 May 2016
Which states see the most firearm possession incidents at public elementary and secondary schools? Has the number of bullying incidents increased or decreased in the past 15 years? Are schools prepared to address violent incidents in the event of a school shooting? How has crime on college campuses changed since 2001? Using the Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2015, we answer those questions here—with some surprising results.