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  • American Institutes for Research Experts to Present About Education and Workforce at National Public Policy Conference
    by lbogle on November 5, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    5 Nov 2019News ReleaseAmerican Institutes for Research Experts to Present About Education and Workforce at National Public Policy Conference Experts from AIR will present at several sessions during the annual Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management research conference, being held November 7 – 9 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado. AIR experts will discuss a variety of topics in the areas of education and workforce development, including educator licensing and deployment; transitions to careers among low-income youth; the impacts of early college high schools; the effects of school-based prekindergarten programs, and more. […]

  • Children’s Knowledge and Skills at Kindergarten Entry in Illinois
    by lbogle on October 30, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    30 Oct 2019ReportChildren’s Knowledge and Skills at Kindergarten Entry in IllinoisAt least half of states administer or are developing kindergarten entry assessments. In fall 2017 the Illinois State Board of Education began requiring teachers to report data on every child’s skills at kindergarten entry using the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey. […]

  • NAEP Validity Studies Panel Responses to the Re-analysis of TUDA Mathematics Scores
    by lbogle on October 24, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    30 Oct 2019ReportNAEP Validity Studies Panel Responses to the Re-analysis of TUDA Mathematics ScoresWhen the 2017 NAEP Mathematics TUDA (Trial Urban District Assessment) results were reported and it appeared that student performance trends on the NAEP were not similar to student performance trends on the state assessments that were aligned to college and career ready standards, a reanalysis study was designed to explore whether content misalignment might be a possible reason for the mismatched results. This report serves as a response from the NAEP Validity Studies Panel to the analysis. […]

  • Addressing Challenges and Elevating Opportunities in Rural Education
    by emirengoff on October 15, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    23 Oct 2019SpotlightAddressing Challenges and Elevating Opportunities in Rural EducationRural school districts, educators, and students have different experiences than their urban and suburban counterparts. The Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) are designed to help fill this gap. These labs, which are funded by the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education, serve as research alliances that examine and address high-priority regional needs, such as college and career readiness, educational equity, and teacher preparation and performance. […]

  • Three Strategies for Preparing Teachers of Computer Science
    by lbogle on October 7, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    29 Oct 2019In the FieldThree Strategies for Preparing Teachers of Computer ScienceTeachers are the number-one factor in student learning, so preparing and supporting high-quality teachers of computer science is critical. AIR is working with states, districts, and teachers to implement and test three promising strategies to strengthen teacher preparation and development: […]

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  • Can Student Outcome Data Make College Selection More Transparent?
    by (Andrew Hibel) on October 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Strengthening educational access for minorities, women, and veterans are key initiatives behind the College Transparency Act of 2019 of which Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is a strong supporter. In this month's interview, Andrew Hibel and Representative Krishnamoorthi discuss his passion for increasing accessibility and for colleges and universities to be more accountable, and his work to build a bipartisan coalition of support for higher education. […]

  • Hunger Has No Boundaries: Campus Food Insecurity
    by (Andrew Hibel) on September 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    College students who are food insecure are at greater risk for stress, anxiety, and depression and often can’t afford other essentials for their academic success, like textbooks and the internet. In this interview, Dr. Marsha Spence and Dr. Betsy Anderson Steeves -- both professors in Public Health Nutrition -- discuss the implications of food insecurity on campuses. They also share what their institution is doing to address it and how this work in higher education can help vulnerable populations and communities as a whole. […]

  • What Is the Blueprint for the Perfect Commencement Speech?
    by (Andrew Hibel) on June 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    In this month’s Higher Ed Careers Interview, Andrew Hibel spoke with Dr. John Thelin, an author and professor at the University of Kentucky. Thelin lent his perspective as a higher education historian to the topic of commencement, discussing the history of commencement speeches, aspects of a successful speech, and the importance of commencement as a ritualized and unifying event. […]

  • Transforming Learning through Collaboration
    by (Andrew Hibel) on April 30, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    "There’s never been a more exciting time to work in education," said Matthew Rascoff, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education & Innovation at Duke University. In this month’s Higher Ed Careers interview, Andrew Hibel spoke with Rascoff about the latest trends in professional development for faculty, why universities need to offer these types of support to their faculty, and how online learning is transforming the landscape of higher education. […]

  • Publishing without Perishing: Pro Tips from a Publishing Insider
    by (Kelly A. Cherwin) on March 27, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    In this month's Higher Ed Careers interview, Kelly Cherwin caught up with Greg Britton, editorial director of Johns Hopkins University Press. In addition to leading the editorial team, Greg also acquires Hopkins’s books in Higher Education, an award-winning list he has built over the last eight years. Cherwin and Britton spoke about the nature of scholarly publishing in the field of higher education. Britton also shared ways in which scholars and publishers can work together. […]