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Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards—This report offers guidance to district and school leaders and teachers on necessary steps for putting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into practice. ►Read more
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The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences:  Given the minimal impact of long prison sentences on crime prevention and the negative consequences of high incarceration rates, this report from the Committee on Law and Justice concludes that the nation should revise current policies to significantly reduce imprisonment rates.  ► Read More
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Understanding the U.S. Illicit Tobacco Market reviews the nature of illicit tobacco markets, evidence for policy effects, and variations among different countries with a focus on implications for the United States.  ► Read more
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Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards—This report offers guidance to district and school leaders and teachers on necessary steps for putting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into practice. ►Read more
The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences:  Given the minimal impact of long prison sentences on crime prevention and the negative consequences of high incarceration rates, this report from the Committee on Law and Justice concludes that the nation should revise current policies to significantly reduce imprisonment rates.  ► Read More
Understanding the U.S. Illicit Tobacco Market reviews the nature of illicit tobacco markets, evidence for policy effects, and variations among different countries with a focus on implications for the United States.  ► Read more
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Lee Appointed as Executive Director of Maryland's Office for Children

Staff Arlene LeeLArlene Lee, Director of the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ) was recently appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to serve as the new Executive Director of the State of Maryland's Office for Children.  Lee, who has been at the NRC since 2012, will assume her new duties on February 16.  Malay Majmundar, a long-time DBASSE staff member, will serve as acting CLAJ director while the search for a permanent director is underway.

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Lessons Learned from Diverse Efforts to Change Social Norms

Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms

March 18, 2015
Keck Center, Room 100

This workshop is an activity of the Standing Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms to assist the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in its efforts to implement strategies that improve attitudes and beliefs about mental and substance use disorders. The workshop will explore lessons learned from previous media, communication, and other types of campaigns to change attitudes and behaviors in public health or other arenas.  A meeting agenda is forthcoming.

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Realizing the Potential of the American Community Survey: Challenges, Tradeoffs and Opportunities


ACS Report Cover Feb 2015This report provides input on ways of improving the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), focusing on two priority areas: identifying methods that could improve the quality of the data available for small areas, and suggesting changes that would increase the survey's efficiency in responding to new data needs. This report considers changes that the ACS office should consider over the course of the next few years in order to further improve the ACS data and offers recommendations that will help the U.S. Census Bureau improve performance in several areas, which could lead to improved data products as the survey enters its next decade.

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Reaching Students: What Research Says about Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering

Reaching Students coverLThis guidebook is based on the 2012 NRC report Discipline-Based Education Research. Written for undergraduate science and engineering instructors, it provideds concrete examples and case studies that illustrate how experienced instructors and leaders have applied evidence-based approaches to address student needs, and encouraged the use of effective techniques. 

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