To ensure that all children—regardless of race, ethnicity, family income or zip code—have access to a high-quality education, the U.S. Department of Education funds a network of support for states that extends down to the district and school level.
Through the national Comprehensive Centers Program, American Institutes for Research (AIR) is building states’ capacity to support their districts and schools—and ultimately improve teaching and learning for all students, including special populations such as English learners and those with special needs.
Learn more about the Comprehensive Centers’ work in regions and states:
For more information on the Comprehensive Centers Program,
visit the U.S. Department of Education Website.
AIR leads four regional centers—Great Lakes, Midwest, Southeast, and Texas—and two national content centers that support all 50 states and U.S. territories—the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL).
AIR’s regional and content centers are working hand-in-hand with states to meet the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), from supporting the implementation of strong equity plans to ensuring students build employability skills—and at the same time, closing achievement gaps for all students.