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Join the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) for its tenth annual research conference at AIR headquarters in Washington, D.C. on February 3rd. This year’s free conference will bring together prominent education researchers and funders with policymakers and practitioners to have a dialogue about the types of research being produced, and how the work ends up being used in the field. Panels include "What shapes a student's path forward?", "Principals as a policy lever" and "Teacher distribution and the power of incentives."
SUMMARY On Friday, February 3, 2017 the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) will hold its Tenth Annual Research Conference. It will be held at 1000 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 in Conference Room A, B, & C. This year’s conference will bring together prominent education researchers & funders with policy makers & practitioners to have a dialogue about the types of research being pro...
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A recent study of colleges’ increasing reliance on lower-paid part-time and limited-term contingent faculty finds that although hiring more contingent faculty helped schools tighten instructional compensation costs, total savings for all types of employees were more modest. AIR conducted the study for the TIAA Institute using data from the Delta Cost Project. #higheredchat
Colleges are increasingly hiring lower-paid part-time and limited-term contingent faculty, who in 2013 made up more than half of all instructors in higher education, finds an AIR) study for the TIAA Institute. This trend has led to cost savings in salaries and benefits for instructors, but hasn’t translated to the same level of savings when looking at the total compensation of all employees.
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Happy 2017! As we begin the new year, we look forward to applying the most effective research and evidenced-based approaches to improving everyday life for people around the world.
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ICYMI 2016 video: Cash transfers are international development programs where donors or governments can give cash directly to targeted groups. In this video, David Seidenfeld, senior director of AIR’s international research and evaluation, dispels the myth that such programs create dependency and are a waste of money. Instead, Seidenfeld explains the positive outcomes from AIR’s impact evaluations of two large cash transfer programs in #Zambia. The evaluations included some of the largest randomized control trials of cash transfer programs in Africa and gives evidence that such programs can help alleviate poverty and improve the lives of the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
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Staff in AIR’s San Mateo, Ca., office collected toys and gifts for the Children’s Fund of San Mateo County to benefit foster and low-income youth. The Children’s Fund serves more than 4,500 foster and low-income children and teens, newborn to age 18, in San Mateo county. The office has conducted a holiday toy drive for a number of years now, as well as an annual coat and toiletry drive.
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An average is just an average; what about countries' low- and high-performing students? Join AIR November 9th at 11 am for a free Webinar presentation and discussion that goes beyond the average and examines how mathematics performance varies within and across countries using the OECD’s Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
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A new study by Coffey Consulting and AIR on behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor identifies promising practices that first responder agencies and organizations can use to increase the diversity of their workforces. The research team visited five agencies and first responder training providers that were selected on the basis of how well their staff represented the communities they serve, and the close alignment of their efforts with human resource best practices for improving diversity.
A new study by Coffey Consulting and AIR for the U.S. Department of Labor identifies promising practices first responder agencies and organizations can use to increase the diversity of their workforces. The research team visited five agencies and first responder training providers that were selected on the basis of how well their staff represented the communities they serve and the close alignment of their efforts with best practices for improvin...
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Covering topics ranging from cash transfers in Africa to school discipline disparities to career and technical education, these were our most-viewed videos from 2016.
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ICYMI 2016 AIR study: Students who attend “deeper learning” network high schools are more likely than their peers in other schools to enroll in college, particularly in four-year and selective institutions. The analysis, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, focused on more than 20,000 students in 25 schools in New York City and California with largely diverse and underserved populations. #deeperlearning
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Please join us in congratulating AIR principal researcher Beth A. Almeida, who has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez as vice chair of the 2017 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (ERISA Advisory Council). Almeida writes on employee benefits, transitions to retirement, and long-term care for AIR’s Center on Aging, and is a nationally recognized expert on retirement security.
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Native Nations are vibrant, thriving, self-sustaining communities with independent political, social, economic, and educational systems. At the core of Native communities is a strong sense of family where the protection of children is the priority of everyone in the community. Due to forced removal from traditional homelands, genocide, and colonization, Native Nations are tasked with a multitude of challenges ranging from protecting and preserving Sovereignty and Treaty Rights to the revitalization of Native languages and cultural ways of life. 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.
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Happy holidays from AIR!
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Founded in 1946 as a non-for profit organization, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us.
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