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Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century  (BOTA)
2012

Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities.... Read more


Human Performance Modification: Review of Worldwide Research with a View to the Future  (BBCSS)
2012

The development of technologies to modify natural human physical and cognitive performance is one of increasing interest and concern, especially among military services that may be called on to defeat... Read more


Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy  (CFE)
2012

Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy encourages scientists to think differently about the use of scientific evidence in policy making. This report investigates why scientific evidence is... Read more


Using American Community Survey Data to Expand Access to the School Meals Programs  (CNSTAT)
2012

The National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are key components of the nation's food... Read more


Climate Change Education in Formal Settings, K-14: A Workshop Summary  (BOSE)
2012

Climate change is occurring, is very likely caused by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems. Each additional ton of greenhouse gases emitted... Read more


The Subjective Well-Being Module of the American Time Use Survey: Assessment for Its Continuation  (CNSTAT)
2012

The American Time Use Survey (ATUS), conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, included a subjective well-being (SWB) module in 2010 and 2012. The module, funded by the National Institute on Aging... Read more


The Continuing Epidemiological Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Workshop Summary  (CPOP)
2012

Among the poorest and least developed regions in the world, sub-Saharan Africa has long faced a heavy burden of disease, with malaria, tuberculosis, and, more recently, HIV being among the most... Read more


Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population  (BMSA,CPOP)
2012

The United States is in the midst of a major demographic shift. In the coming decades, people aged 65 and over will make up an increasingly large percentage of the population: The ratio of people aged... Read more


From Neurons to Neighborhoods: An Update: Workshop Summary  (BOCYF)
2012

From Neurons to Neighborhoods: An Update: Workshop Summary is based on the original study From Neurons to Neighborhoods: Early Childhood Development, which released in October of 2000. From the time... Read more


Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering  (BOSE)
2012

The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences,... Read more


Key National Education Indicators: Workshop Summary  (BOTA,CNSTAT)
2012

The education system in the United States is continually challenged to adapt and improve, in part because its mission has become far more ambitious than it once was. At the turn of the 20th century,... Read more


Perspectives on the Future of the Sociology of Aging  (CPOP)
2012

The population of the United States is growing inexorably older. With birth rates historically low and life expectancy continuing to rise, the age distribution of the population in the United States... Read more


Aging in Asia: Findings from New and Emerging Data Initiatives  (CPOP)
2012

The population of Asia is growing both larger and older. Demographically the most important continent on the world, Asia's population, currently estimated to be 4.2 billion, is expected to increase to... Read more


Testing of Body Armor Materials: Phase III  (BAST,CNSTAT)
2012

In 2009, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the report Warfighter Support: Independent Expert Assessment of Army Body Armor Test Results and Procedures Needed Before Fielding, which... Read more


Child Maltreatment Research, Policy, and Practice for the Next Decade: Workshop Summary  (BOCYF,NRC)
2012

In 1993 the National Research Council released its landmark report Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (NRC, 1993). That report identified child maltreatment as a devastating social problem in... Read more


Improving Measurement of Productivity in Higher Education  (BOTA,CNSTAT)
2012

Higher education is a linchpin of the American economy and society: teaching and research at colleges and universities contribute significantly to the nation's economic activity, both directly and... Read more


Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape: Summary of a Summit  (BHEW,BLS,BOSE)
2012

The National Research Council (NRC) and National Academy of Engineering (NAE) have released a new report, Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape: Summary of a Summit. Based on a... Read more


Deterrence and the Death Penalty  (CLAJ)
2012

Many studies during the past few decades have sought to determine whether the death penalty has any deterrent effect on homicide rates. Researchers have reached widely varying, even contradictory,... Read more


Effective Tracking of Building Energy Use: Improving the Commercial Buildings and Residential Energy Consumption Surveys  (CNSTAT,BEES)
2012

The United States is responsible for nearly one-fifth of the world's energy consumption. Population growth, and the associated growth in housing, commercial floor space, transportation, goods, and... Read more


Small Populations, Large Effects: Improving the Measurement of the Group Quarters Population in the American Community Survey  (CNSTAT)
2012

In the early 1990s, the Census Bureau proposed a program of continuous measurement as a possible alternative to the gathering of detailed social, economic, and housing data from a sample of the U.S.... Read more


A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas  (BOSE)
2012

Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position... Read more


Review of Disability and Rehabilitation Research: NIDRR Grantmaking Processes and Products  (BOHSI)
2012

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is the principal federal agency supporting applied research, training, and development to improve the lives of individuals with... Read more


Improving Measures of Science, Technology, and Innovation: Interim Report  (CNSTAT,STEP)
2012

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), at the U.S. National Foundation, is 1 of 14 major statistical agencies in the federal government, of which at least 5 collect... Read more


Industrial Methods for the Effective Development and Testing of Defense Systems  (CNSTAT,BAST)
2012

During the past decade and a half, the National Research Council, through its Committee on National Statistics, has carried out a number of studies on the application of statistical methods to improve... Read more


A Review of the U.S. Global Change Research Program's Strategic Plan  (BASC,BECS)
2012

The U.S. government supports a large, diverse suite of activities that can be broadly characterized as "global change research." Such research offers a wide array of benefits to the nation, in terms... Read more



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