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.?
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.
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.
25 Sep 2017
As communities across the country mark National Recovery Month, Roger Jarjoura explains why recovery can be particularly challenging for youth, and how the juvenile justice system must address their specific needs.
5 Jun 2017
Which programs and policies can we adopt from other countries to increase access to preschool programs in the U.S.?
22 May 2017
How are states going to tackle teacher shortages – and keep their great teachers? Ellen Sherratt analyzed 10 strategies from states’ new ESSA plans.
11 May 2017
A rigorous 2017 study found no significant effect of the $7 billion federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program on student outcomes. But the story of SIG is far more complex. In this blog post, Kerstin Carlson Le Floch unpacks the story of SIG, highlighting instances in which program elements worked, and posing important questions about school improvement.