Thursday, July 31, 2014 
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Sports Related Concussion 2013
Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture

Senators Tom Udall and Jay Rockefeller introduced the Youth Sports Concussion Act on May 22, 2013 to help ensure that safety standards for sports equipment are backed by the latest science and discourage misleading injury prevention claims from being used to sell athletic gear. In April 2014, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed the bill. In addition, the Concussion Education and Awareness Act of 2014 was introduced by Representative Joyce Beatty on January 28, 2014. The bill cites Sports-Related Concussions in Youth (2013) in the findings section and includes multiple provisions in line with the report’s recommendations. See H. R. 3954

 Confronting CSEC
Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

Statements following the release of the report:

White House progress report, "The Obama Administration's Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad." See it at White House. gov.

Read Senator Richard Blumenthal's statement here.

Congresswoman Rosa DeLaura pledged to introduce a solution to raise awareness in line with a recommendation from the report...more here.


Early Childhood Assessment Report Cover 

Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What , and How


...A KEA [kindergarten entry assessment] developed or enhanced under this proposed priority must be of high technical quality and be consistent with the guidelines on early childhood assessments made by the National Research Council.4 We propose to require that these KEAs be consistent with the National Research Council guidelines in light of the direction we received from Congress for the RTT-ELC program that States receiving grants under that program provide an assurance that any use of early childhood assessments conform to National Research Council reports on early childhood.5 We believe that Congress would also expect that any early learning assessments developed under the EAG program would be similarly aligned with the National Research Council findings..."   (01/25/13)


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