Every year, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics releases an annual report, America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being. AIR subject matter experts have identified some interesting findings from several indicators in the 2019 report’s education domain and explain why they matter.
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22 Aug 2019
About 20 years ago, AIR began a new line of work: student assessment. Since then, AIR Assessment has grown significantly and become a real player in the K-12 testing industry. Today we announce that we are selling AIR Assessment to Cambium Learning Group, Inc., an education technology company.
2 Jul 2019
Access to in-prison education and work experience are associated with a reduction in the likelihood of recidivism and provide inmates with a critical element on the path to reshape their personal identities. Could offering prisoners more education and work experience inside prison be a key solution to mass incarceration in the U.S.?
25 Jun 2019
Measuring student learning from work-based learning experiences gives students an opportunity to reflect on their work-based learning experiences and connect the knowledge and skills they’ve learned to future career goals. AIR's College and Career Readiness and Success Center has developed a series of five modules divided into five modules which highlight the key decision points to select and develop a work-based learning measure.
12 Jun 2019
Technology is a part of nearly every aspect of our daily lives—including the public education system. AIR, the National Center for Learning Disabilities, and more than 10 other organizations collaborated on the development of publications to ensure educational technology conception, design, procurement, use, and evaluation close rather than widen opportunity gaps between students with and without disabilities.
16 Jan 2019
Teacher leadership is one strategy many states and districts are pursuing to facilitate meaningful change and support better outcomes for their students. To support these efforts, the Teacher Leadership Toolkit 2.0 includes a synthesis of research on teacher leadership, current examples, and useful tools for designing, implementing, and supporting teacher leadership initiatives.
16 Oct 2018
At AIR, diversity and inclusion are truly mission-critical. In this blog post, President and CEO David Myers describes the investments AIR has made—in the form of time, passion, and energy by staff, many of whom have volunteered to support this effort—that have begun to pay off in incremental, direct and indirect ways.
30 May 2018
Commissioned by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, AIR developed a collection of guides and online training for college campus health staff caring for students who have experienced sexual assault and other trauma.
7 May 2018
Are teachers working in charter schools more effective in improving student outcomes compared to teachers working in traditional public schools? In this blog post, Umut Özek, a principal researcher at AIR, describes a new study in which he and his fellow authors examined the disparities in teacher effectiveness between charter schools and traditional public schools in Florida.
19 Dec 2017
A study released today by AIR and the Institute of Education Sciences shows that even small amounts of the right kind of feedback to teachers and principals can have an effect on student achievement in math. As Andrew Wayne explains in this blog post, the findings are important for states and districts looking for ways to boost educator effectiveness.