Policymakers, students, parents, and the media are taking a hard look at the value of higher education. Which college to choose? Associate's or Bachelor's degree? What major? The research featured here offers insight on how those choices affect students' success and future earnings.
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5 Feb 2015
AIR designed the Health Insurance Literacy Measure survey to better understand which areas Americans need more assistance and education. In a recent round of surveys, we found participants correctly answered 60 percent of knowledge and skills questions on average. While many could define “premium” (81 percent), far fewer could describe an HMO (50 percent). Want to test your knowledge? Answer this sampling of questions.
25 Feb 2019
How does the civil rights movement of the 1960s continue to shape all aspects of society, including educational opportunities and outcomes for children? In November 2018, a group of AIR staff had the opportunity to better understand this legacy by participating in a civil rights learning journey across the South. The bus tour set the stage for an equity summit sponsored by AIR’s Southeast Comprehensive Center.
28 Feb 2019
Successfully navigating work and life requires key skills—and the ability to adapt to a fast-changing, digital world. The go-to source for valid, reliable, and actionable data to inform adult education and training is the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), the subject of a research-to-practice conference convened by AIR.
9 Apr 2019
Cash transfer programs, growing around the globe since the mid-1990s, are a cost-effective way to improve the lives of poor households across many domains. Explore our work on cash transfers, programs that address poor households’ severe budget constraints and many investment needs ranging across education, health, household, and business.
13 Nov 2018
Contributing and working alongside Native Nations, AIR has a deep commitment to engaging communities, fostering shared vision and values, building capacity, and developing strategic alliances to achieve sustainable systems change in Indian Country.
4 Sep 2018
Founded to actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities, and societies, International Literacy Day is celebrated around the world. Learn more about the projects, people, research, and in-country technical assistance that are contributing to the effort.
19 Jul 2016
New York state strives to improve the lives of its residents, improve schools, support teacher development, and create community support for educational change. For decades, AIR has provided technical assistance, evaluation, and research services to support New York as it seeks to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world. Here are some of the success stories in New York.
4 Jan 2016
In case you missed it, explore the more widely-read AIR work published online in 2015.
8 Mar 2018
For millions of children in developing countries, education can be the key to improving their lives and communities. Research and application demonstrate that programs can be successful in fostering literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking; developing teachers; and increasing educational opportunities for children and youth.