The Pay for Success (PFS) model, also known as the Social Impact Bonds model, is a relatively new way to finance improvements in persistent social problems. PFS brings together investors with local, state, and federal government agencies to fund and improve education, health, and social services. AIR is implementing this approach in many communities around the country.
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13 Apr 2017
AIR offers a broad range of services in areas that support our human rights and refugee initiatives. We are committed to applying and producing the best evidence and the highest quality work. Our quality assurance process encompasses all stages of a project, from research design to evidence-based conclusions and recommendations, to implementation and scale-up.
9 Oct 2016
Research alliances are long-term partnerships among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners that draw the three groups into close, sustained relationships focused on a shared set of priorities. Members negotiate a research agenda, and a subset of policymakers and practitioners maintains advisory roles on projects staffed with researchers.
23 Sep 2016
Attaining Core Content for English Language Learners (ACCELL) supports teachers in implementing routines and scaffolds that serve the dual purpose of helping ELLs meet English language proficiency standards and content standards.
1 Sep 2016
Cultivating Oral Language Literacy Talent in Students (COLLTS) is an early childhood language program that promotes the development of pre-reading skills, oral language proficiency, and background and conceptual knowledge through the use of interactive reading with high-quality children’s literature. The COLLTS method was created by researchers with over a decade of experience in developing literacy curricula for bilingual and low-income students in the United States.
1 Nov 2015
The Center for ELLs at AIR works with states, districts, and schools to collect information about current policies and practices for ELLs, evaluate those policies and practices, and formulate plans of action to make improvements in the education of ELLs.
1 Sep 2015
The ACCELL approach includes methods, resources, and tools to help teachers across the subject areas scaffold core content for ELLs. ACCELL was strategically developed from the ground up to align with college and career ready standards.
1 Sep 2014
AIR’s state and local evaluation projects marshal a broad range of expertise and resources to support state education agencies and district offices as they decide whether to retain, revise, or end a policy or program. The projects address challenges in district and school reform, educator quality, special education, school financing, STEM, literacy, virtual learning, extended learning, English learning, early childhood education, and college and career readiness.