By increasing the capacity and stability of leaders and teachers, low-performing schools may improve student performance and increase graduation rates. This video explores a leadership coaching program that has produced considerable improvements at an Illinois high school.
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21 Jun 2017
Patient-reported outcomes measure patients’ direct experiences of their health condition and health care. San Keller explains the value of such outcomes in promoting public health and improving the quality of health care.
29 Feb 2016
In the next decade, almost half of the teaching workforce will be comprised of new teachers. In this video interview, AIR's Jenny DeMonte talks about teacher preparation and the ways we can enhance programs to improve teacher quality.
17 Jul 2015
Antibiotics can effectively treat common infections when used properly, but are often unnecessarily used on nursing home residents. Elizabeth Frentzel, AIR principal research scientist, describes the negative outcomes of inappropriately prescribing antibiotics and explains what can be done to better use antibiotics in nursing homes.
10 Jun 2015
Older adults have become increasingly interested in cognitive training as a way to slow down or even reverse cognitive decline. In this video interview, George Rebok, AIR Institute Fellow, examines how effective cognitive training is and what people can do to prevent mental decline as they age.
27 May 2015
The demographics of classrooms are changing dramatically. In this video interview, Gwendolyn Willis-Darpoh, AIR senior researcher, talks about how schools and teachers can respond to increasingly diverse classrooms.
31 Mar 2015
Numeracy is a critical skill to succeed in higher education and the workforce. In this video interview, Anestine Hector-Mason, AIR senior researcher, explains why the ability to understand and work with numbers significantly impacts not only academic achievement but also everyday life.
28 Jan 2015
Many literacy interventions have emerged to help children around the world learn to read outside of school. Elizabeth Spier, an AIR principal researcher, talks about what evidence exists about how effective complementary outside school reading activities are at actually improving overall literacy outcomes.
9 Dec 2014
School districts play a pivotal role in creating the conditions for learning and many are going through a time of intense change. Joel Knudson, an AIR senior researcher, explains how collaboration can help school districts face shared challenges and partner together to continuously improve.
7 Apr 2014
Governments are investing more in science under the notion that it will lead to more economic growth and scientific knowledge, but are often unsure of how best to invest. Julia Lane explains why understanding the scientific process is key to investing wisely in science.