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The Bicentennial Census: New Directions for Methodology in 1990: 30th Anniversary Edition  (CNSTAT)
2015

In 1982 the Census Bureau requested the Committee on National Statistics to establish a panel to suggest research and experiments, to recommend improved methods, and to guide the Census Bureau on... Read more


Science Teachers' Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts  (BOSE,TAC)
2015

Currently, many states are adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or are revising their own state standards in ways that reflect the NGSS. For students and schools, the implementation... Read more


Integrating Discovery-Based Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum: Report of a Convocation  
2015

Students who participate in scientific research as undergraduates report gaining many benefits from the experience. However, undergraduate research done independently under a faculty member's guidance... Read more


Opportunities to Promote Children's Behavioral Health: Health Care Reform and Beyond: Workshop Summary  (BOCYF)
2015

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was signed into law in 2010, has several provisions that could greatly improve the behavioral health of children and adolescents in the... Read more


Support for Forensic Science Research: Improving the Scientific Role of the National Institute of Justice  (CLAJ)
2015

Reliable and valid forensic science analytic techniques are critical to a credible, fair, and evidence-based criminal justice system. There is widespread agreement that the scientific foundation of... Read more


Supporting Family and Community Investments in Young Children Globally: Workshop in Brief  (BGH,BOCYF)
2015

On July 27-29, 2015, the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally, in partnership with the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, held a workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to examine topics related to... Read more


Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings  (BOSE)
2015

More and more young people are learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a wide variety of afterschool, summer, and informal programs. At the same time, there has been... Read more


Using Existing Platforms to Integrate and Coordinate Investments for Children: Summary of a Joint Workshop by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion; and Wu Yee Sun College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong  (BGH,BOCYF)
2015

The integration and coordination of health, education, nutrition, social protection, and other services have the potential to improve the lives of children and their caregivers around the world.... Read more


Trust and Confidence at the Interfaces of the Life Sciences and Society: Does the Public Trust Science? A Workshop Summary  (BLS,BOSE)
2015

Does the public trust science? Scientists? Scientific organizations? What roles do trust and the lack of trust play in public debates about how science can be used to address such societal concerns as... Read more


Strengthening the Scientific Foundation for Policymaking to Meet the Challenges of Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean: Summary of a Workshop  (CPOP)
2015

Recent demographic trends in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region will shape the growth and age composition of its populations for decades to come. The rapid mortality decline that began... Read more


Sharing Research Data to Improve Public Health in Africa: A Workshop Summary  (CPOP)
2015

Sharing research data on public health issues can promote expanded scientific inquiry and has the potential to advance improvements in public health. Although sharing data is the norm in some research... Read more


The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income: Implications for Federal Programs and Policy Responses  (CPOP,BMSTA,BMSA)
2015

The U.S. population is aging. Social Security projections suggest that between 2013 and 2050, the population aged 65 and over will almost double, from 45 million to 86 million. One key driver of... Read more


Understanding Pathways to Successful Aging: How Social and Behavioral Factors Affect Health at Older Ages: Workshop in Brief  (BBCSS)
2015

Research has identified many behavioral, social, and biological factors that are associated with healthy aging. Less well understood are possible causal relationships between such factors and positive... Read more


An Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia: Reform in a Changing Landscape  (BOTA)
2015

An Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia is a comprehensive five-year summative evaluation report for Phase Two of an initiative to evaluate the District of Columbia's public... Read more


Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums: Report 1  (WSTB,BMSTA,BMSA,CNSTAT)
2015

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is housed within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and offers insurance policies that are marketed and sold through private insurers, but with... Read more


¡En Sus Marcas, Listos, Ciencia!: De la investigación a la práctica en las clases de ciencias en la educación básica  (BOSE,CFE)
2015

This is the Spanish language version of Ready, Set, Science! by the Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. It was edited by the Chilean Academy of Sciences under the direction of... Read more


The Future of Home Health Care: Workshop Summary  (HSP)
2015

Individuals with disabilities, chronic conditions, and functional impairments need a range of services and supports to keep living independently. However, there often is not a strong link between... Read more


Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation  (BOCYF)
2015

Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the... Read more


Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science  (BBCSS)
2015

The past half-century has witnessed a dramatic increase in the scale and complexity of scientific research. The growing scale of science has been accompanied by a shift toward collaborative research,... Read more


Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms: When Science and Citizens Connect: Workshop Summary  (BLS,BOSE)
2015

The National Research Council's Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences held a 2-day workshop on January 15-16, 2015, in Washington, DC to explore the public interfaces between scientists... Read more


Understanding the U.S. Illicit Tobacco Market: Characteristics, Policy Context, and Lessons from International Experiences  (CLAJ,BPH)
2015

Tobacco use has declined because of measures such as high taxes on tobacco products and bans on advertising, but worldwide there are still more than one billion people who regularly use tobacco,... Read more


Measuring Research and Development Expenditures in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Conceptual and Design Issues: Summary of a Workshop  (CNSTAT)
2015

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation is responsible for national reporting of the research and development (R&D) activities that occur in... Read more


Measuring Human Capabilities: An Agenda for Basic Research on the Assessment of Individual and Group Performance Potential for Military Accession  (BBCSS)
2015

Every year, the U.S. Army must select from an applicant pool in the hundreds of thousands to meet annual enlistment targets, currently numbering in the tens of thousands of new soldiers. A critical... Read more


Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards  (BOSE)
2015

A Framework for K-12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) describe a new vision for science learning and teaching that is catalyzing improvements in science classrooms across... Read more


Reliability Growth: Enhancing Defense System Reliability  (CNSTAT)
2015

A high percentage of defense systems fail to meet their reliability requirements. This is a serious problem for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), as well as the nation. Those systems are not only... Read more


Realizing the Potential of the American Community Survey: Challenges, Tradeoffs, and Opportunities  (CNSTAT)
2015

The American Community Survey (ACS) was conceptualized as a replacement to the census long form, which collected detailed population and housing data from a sample of the U.S. population, once a... Read more


Measuring the Risks and Causes of Premature Death: Summary of Workshops  (CPOP,HCS)
2015

Measuring the Risks and Causes of Premature Death is the summary of two workshops conducted by The Committee on Population of the National Research Council at the National Academies to address the... Read more


Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults  (BOCYF)
2015

Young adulthood - ages approximately 18 to 26 - is a critical period of development with long-lasting implications for a person's economic security, health and well-being. Young adults are key... Read more


Harvesting the Scientific Investment in Prevention Science to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health: Workshop Summary  (BOCYF)
2015

Over the past few decades there have been major successes in creating evidence-based interventions to improve the cognitive, affective, and behavioral health of children. Many of these interventions... Read more


Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification  (CSTL,CLAJ)
2015

Eyewitnesses play an important role in criminal cases when they can identify culprits. Estimates suggest that tens of thousands of eyewitnesses make identifications in criminal investigations each... Read more


Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering  (BOSE)
2015

The undergraduate years are a turning point in producing scientifically literate citizens and future scientists and engineers. Evidence from research about how students learn science and engineering... Read more


Data and Research to Improve the U.S. Food Availability System and Estimates of Food Loss: A Workshop Summary  (CNSTAT)
2015

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Economic Research Service's (ERS) Food Availability Data System includes three distinct but related data series on food and nutrient... Read more



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