At AIR, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to achieving our mission of improving people’s lives. We believe that embracing diversity drives innovation and employee engagement. AIR has adopted a comprehensive strategy and made significant investments to support our diverse workforce, create cultural competence, and integrate D&I practices into our client work and operations. In this video, our staff members describe why diversity and inclusion are so important to AIR and highlight our approach.
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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.
2 Feb 2016
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the long-time barometer of the nation's academic achievement. In this video interview, Fran Stancavage, AIR managing researcher, talks about the relationship between NAEP and the Common Core State Standards and the challenges of measuring academic progress over time as instruction changes.
12 Jan 2016
The U.S. has more guns and more homicide deaths per capita than any other nation in the world. In this video interview, Patricia Campie, AIR principal researcher, talks about what everyone can do to prevent gun violence.
18 Dec 2015
Over the past two decades, the number of young women entering the juvenile justice system has steadily increased. In this video interview, Karen Francis, AIR principal researcher, talks about how the juvenile justice system can best respond to girls’ unique needs and experiences.
10 Dec 2015
Before 1975, only one in five children with disabilities attended public school. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act changed that. AIR Managing Director Louis Danielson discusses the evolution of the IDEA and its continued commitment to greater educational accountability, inclusion, and quality for all students.
25 Nov 2015
Despite recent increases, the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing Ph.D.'s in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics continues to lag behind the overall population. In this video interview, Rachel Upton examines the role that historically black colleges and universities play in increasing STEM participation specifically among black students.
13 Nov 2015
Helping youth at risk escape the school-to-prison pipeline is a growing concern for educators, researchers, communities and providers. The School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program, the first of its kind, brings together Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, AIR experts, and educational and juvenile justice leaders to provide research-based solutions for those who work with youth at risk. In this video, experts speak to their experiences addressing the school-to-prison pipeline and how the program can help.
10 Nov 2015
Many students throughout the developing world struggle with reading, and some 250 million children are still unable to read a single word after having been in school for up to four years. In this video, Pooja Reddy Nakamura explains the role that language and multilingualism plays in the global learning crisis.
5 Oct 2015
Employees are one of the most important factors in an organization’s success. In this video interview, expert Joseph Jones defines talent analytics and explains how it can help organizations best utilize people's skill sets to meet business objectives.