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The American Institutes for Research® brings together deep expertise and broad capabilities to answer pressing questions across a wide array of topics, from education and child welfare, to public health and mental well-being, to workforce opportunities and international development.

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The Challenges and Opportunities in Addressing Equity in Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a promising way to address the gap between American workers and the skills they need to succeed in high-demand, high wage jobs. Still, improving equity and access to CTE programs is a complex undertaking. In this In the Field piece, AIR Senior TA Consultants Alicia Espinoza and John Spence discuss how the Ohio Department of Education is working to reduce disparities and performance gaps among CTE students.

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Spotlight on Our Work


AIR bridges knowledge and action to support the whole child and family. We work with educators, students, and policymakers to study and implement evidence-based programs and policies that improve outcomes.


AIR experts use rigorous evidence to address all areas of health and well-being, including physical, social, and emotional, throughout the life cycle, from promotion and prevention to treatment and care.

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AIR’s work supports stakeholders in developing a better understanding of the factors that shape outcomes for young people, families, and communities, and discovering opportunities to help them thrive.


AIR works around the globe to build evidence to improve the quality and relevance of programs and initiatives in developing countries to ensure equitable access for all.


AIR applies its decades of workforce research in developing the knowledge, tools, systems, and programs needed to maximize human and organizational potential in the 21st century.