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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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2015 Henry and Bryna David Lecture
Communicating the Value and Values of Science

April 28, 2015 (5:00 pm)
Keck Center, Room 100

KathleenHallJamiesonLDr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania will outline ways that communicators can embody and express science’s values and value.

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Workshop
Does the Public Trust Science?
Trust and Confidence at the Intersections of the Life Sciences and Society

May 5-6, 2015
Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

This workshop will explore the nuanced nature of trust in science – what the elements of trust are, and how trust is built, maintained, or lost. Workshop participants will discuss what is meant by “trust in science” and how it relates to public engagement in the life sciences.

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Public Seminar
Presenting the NSF-Census Research Network

May 8, 2015
NAS Main Building
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20418

The all-day event, which is part of CNSTAT’s 127th Meeting, will include four morning workshops (two rounds of concurrent sessions) on topics currently being studied by the NCRN. The meeting will also include an afternoon Public Seminar on the role of government-academic partnerships in the U.S. federal statistical system, illustrated with examples from NCRN’s work.

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Presentations will be available via WebEx, and login information will be sent to registrants once available.



Symposium/Convocation
Integrating Discovery-Based Research

May 11-13, 2015

The convocation will provide an overview of the scholarly literature on the efficacy of efforts to implement discovery-based research labs, showcase a variety of tested and well-assessed models of undergraduate course-based research opportunities, and examine how to overcome barriers to widespread adoption of these models.

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Measuring Human Capabilities: An Agenda for Basic Research on the Assessment of Individual and Group Performance for Military Accession

MHC_LThis report examines promising emerging theoretical, technological, and statistical advances that could provide scientifically valid new approaches and measurement capabilities to assess human capabilities.

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Public Discussion

Committee members will hold a public discussion on this report on:

June 30, 2015
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Lecture Room

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Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation

Cover Image for Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth to 8This report offers recommendations to build a workforce that is unified by the foundation of the science of child development and early learning and the shared knowledge and competencies that are needed to provide consistent, high-quality support for the development and early learning of children from birth through age 8.

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Affordability of National Flood Insurance Program Premiums

Affordable Flood Insurance Premiums Report Cover 1 with right paddingThis 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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Innovations in Design and Utilization of Measurement Systems to Promote Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health

Innovations in Design and Utilization Measurement SystemsThis report summarizes a workshop held on the use of data linkage and integration to inform research and practice related to children's cognitive, affective, and behavioral health; the use of quality measures to facilitate system change in health care, classroom, and juvenile justice settings; and tools developed to measure implementation of evidence-based prevention programs at scale to support sustainable program delivery, among other topics. 

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Workshop in Brief: Examining a Developmental Approach to Childhood Obesity


WIB Childhood ObesityThis workshop in brief highlights key points made during a workshop held that explored the body of evolving science that examines the nexus of biology, interaction between biology and environment, and developmental stage on risk for childhood obesity. The workshop focused on the prenatal period, infancy, and early childhood and evidence from animal and human studies.

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