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Jun 28, 2012, 08:37 ET Free Web Tool for Accessing the U.S. Department of Education's "Gainful Employment" Data on Career Training Programs

 A new free web tool created by CollegeMeasures.org, a joint venture of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Matrix Knowledge Group,...


Jan 24, 2012, 08:51 ET Award-Winning Health Communications Expert Jeffrey Molter Joins the American Institutes for Research

 Jeffrey L. Molter, an award-winning health communications expert with extensive experience addressing the needs of health care providers and...


Dec 22, 2011, 14:05 ET The Washington Post Selects American Institutes for Research as One of Its Top 200 Businesses

  The American Institutes for Research (AIR) has been selected by The Washington Post as one of its "Post 200" companies, an annual...


Dec 14, 2011, 10:42 ET Everyone at the Table: New Online Resource Helps Involve Teachers in the Evaluation Reform Process

 There currently is unprecedented interest in improving teacher evaluation systems, yet in many cases, the role of teachers in shaping the...


Aug 22, 2011, 07:30 ET $4.5 Billion in Earnings, Taxes Lost Last Year Due to the High U.S. College Dropout Rate

New Study Reveals the Annual Costs of Dropouts from One Freshman Class – Both to Themselves and Society As students across the country...


Jul 18, 2011, 10:32 ET CALDER Relocates to American Institutes for Research

National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research Joins National Leader in Education Research and Evaluation Demonstrating...


May 12, 2011, 12:31 ET Taxpayer Subsidies for Most Colleges and Universities Average Between $8,000 to More than $100,000 for Each Bachelor's Degree, New Study Finds

Taxpayer subsidies that cover the operating costs of most colleges and universities range from around $8,000 to more than $100,000 for each...


Apr 27, 2011, 12:13 ET New Book Offers Insights into Education Reform Efforts in New York City

As Dennis Walcott begins his tenure as chancellor of New York City's public school system, a new book by leading education scholars offers insights...


Mar 29, 2011, 11:34 ET California Collaborative on District Reform Releases Brief Examining the Role of Districts in the Work of School Turnaround

The California Collaborative on District Reform, an initiative of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), has issued a policy and practice...


Mar 14, 2011, 15:32 ET American Institutes for Research and the Society for Human Resource Management Create a New Test to Assess the Knowledge of College Graduates Seeking Careers in Human Resources

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have created a new examination for assessing the...


Mar 09, 2011, 11:32 ET A New Book, 'Improving Teacher Quality,' Offers Strategies and Tips for Recruiting and Keeping Talented Teachers

A new book, Improving Teacher Quality: A Guide for Education Leaders, offers research-based tips and strategies that principals and a broad cross...


Jan 24, 2011, 15:49 ET Experts for the American Institutes for Research Available to Discuss Education Aspects of President Obama's 'State of the Union' Address

President Barack Obama plans to use his State of the Union address to the nation on Tuesday evening, January 25, 2011 to outline revisions in...


Oct 11, 2010, 11:25 ET TechMatrix Adds Science Category and Expands the Free Educational and Assistive Technology Information It Offers to Help All Students

Science has been added to the categories of reading, mathematics and writing as part of an expansion of TechMatrix, a website developed by the...


Oct 11, 2010, 11:21 ET College Dropouts Cost Cash-Strapped States Billions

Over Five Years, Taxpayers Invested More Than $9 Billion to Support College Students Who Dropped Out Before Their Sophomore Year During a...


Oct 15, 2009, 17:37 ET Mega-Commitment Partners Deworm 20 Million School Age Children in 2009: AIR, Deworm the World, Feed The Children, the World Food Programme Exceed Their CGI Commitment Target in Year One Two-fold

CGI education mega-commitment partners will reach 20 million school-age children across 26 countries in 2009, exceeding the original commitment...


Nov 20, 2006, 00:00 ET David Myers, Nationally Recognized Education Researcher, Joins American Institutes for Research

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- David Myers, a nationally recognized education researcher, has joined the American Institutes for Research...


Nov 02, 2006, 00:00 ET American Institutes for Research Wins Prestigious SIOP Award for Efforts to Reduce Medical Errors

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers for American Institutes for Research (AIR) have won the prestigious 2007 M. Scott Myers Award for...


Dec 14, 2005, 00:00 ET AIR Experts Assist in National Assessment of Adult Literacy, First Assessment of English Literacy of Adults in U.S. in More than a Decade

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will be releasing data on...


Nov 22, 2005, 00:00 ET New Study Finds U.S. Math Students Consistently Behind Their Peers Around the World

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a widely held belief that U.S. students do well in mathematics in grade school but decline...


Nov 16, 2005, 00:00 ET Two Chosen for New AERA-AIR Fellowship Program

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Institutes for Research (AIR), in collaboration with the American Educational Research...


Oct 26, 2005, 01:00 ET AIR Expert Speaks at White House Conference on Helping America's Youth

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Institutes for Research's (AIR) Sheppard Kellam, a nationally recognized expert on the...


Oct 11, 2005, 01:00 ET AIR Report Identifies States With 'Promising Practices' in Education and Licensing Programs for Motorcycle Riders

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon, Delaware, and Idaho top the list of 10 states identified as having "promising practices" that...


Apr 11, 2005, 01:00 ET More Than 100 AIR Experts Participate at the American Educational Research Conference

WASHINGTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- At-risk students show improved test scores when challenged by rigorous, engaging instruction, according to...


Feb 08, 2005, 00:00 ET First Lady Laura Bush Visits Baltimore, Md., School Where AIR is Conducting Program to Reduce Adolescent Violence

BALTIMORE, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- First lady Laura Bush on Tuesday visited George Washington Elementary School, where the American Institutes...