Educational equity is achieved when all students receive the resources, opportunities, skills, and knowledge they need to succeed in our democratic society. ESSA gives policymakers and educators the ability to leverage resources with the backing of the law to close opportunity gaps and improve learning outcomes for all students. Pinpointing the root cause of inequity is a complex matter and AIR has the knowledge and experience to help.
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27 Jun 2018
Across the country, local school districts, particularly those challenged by often long-standing achievement gaps and higher mandated standards for student performance, are increasingly turning to tiered system of support frameworks such as multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and response to intervention (RTI). Though federal funding for the National Center on RTI has ended, AIR staff continue the work of building state and local capacity in RTI implementation.
1 Jun 2018
Accountability systems measure the performance and quality of schools and use these results to drive improvements in low-performing schools and report on the annual progress of all schools. The centers that AIR operates can harness the knowledge and experience of our staff to address this kind of request for assistance.
9 May 2018
While state policy shapes the school choice landscape within individual states, there is a long history of federal support for choice options at the state and local levels. ESSA continues this support. AIR's team of technical assistance providers draws on the expertise of our many national centers and internationally-renowned experts.
1 Jan 2018
Technology offers tremendous promise for student learning and has ignited the imagination of those who are interested in bringing about revolutionary gains in the achievement of all students. Yet the use of technology in education also raises a whole host of challenges, including those related to cost-effectiveness, teacher professional development, assessment, equity, and safety. The Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants in ESSA emphasize improvements in the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students through activities such as blended learning projects.