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The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration—This report provides a comprehensive assessment of U.S. immigration trends over the past 20 years, immigration's impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers, and its fiscal impact at the national, state, and local levels. ►Read more
CrimeTrendsLC
Modernizing Crime Statistics: Report 1: Defining and Classifying Crime is the first of two reports on developing a new set of indicators of crime in the United States.  It proposes a new system for the classification of crime based on historical and international efforts to define crime and on the diverse demands for and uses of crime statistics.  ► Read More
Preventing Bullying Large
Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem.  The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.  ► Read more
Fiscal Immigration SC
CrimeTrendsSC
Preventing Bullying Small
Fiscal Immigration LC CrimeTrendsLC Preventing Bullying Large
The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration—This report provides a comprehensive assessment of U.S. immigration trends over the past 20 years, immigration's impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers, and its fiscal impact at the national, state, and local levels. ►Read more
Modernizing Crime Statistics: Report 1: Defining and Classifying Crime is the first of two reports on developing a new set of indicators of crime in the United States.  It proposes a new system for the classification of crime based on historical and international efforts to define crime and on the diverse demands for and uses of crime statistics.  ► Read More
Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of bullying as well as the context, scope, and impact of the problem.  The report also outlines next steps in prevention for policymakers, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and others concerned with the care of children.  ► Read more

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Seminar
Climate Change Adaptation Investments and Measuring Effectiveness

December 8, 2016
(8:00 am - 12:30 pm EST)
Keck Center, Room 201
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Keck CenterThe seminar's goal is to identify what is needed from the scientific community to best support effective public and private sector investments in adaptation in order to increase resilience to climate change.  The seminar will be webcast.

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Virtual Expert Meeting
Funding Landscape for Preschool with a Highly Qualified Workforce

December 12, 2016
(12:00 - 2:00 pm EST)

Preschool ChildrenExperts will discuss and review examples of financing mechanisms that are currently employed to support high quality preschool programs that include standards for workforce qualification requirements and compensation that is comparable to elementary educators in the same school system.

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Of Interest
 
Immigrants in the United States

A commentary in the Wall Street Journal by former Secretary of State Colin Powell reflects on his experience as a child of immigrants and cites the 2015 DBASSE report The Integration of Immigrants into American Society.

 
Recent Publications

Evaluation of the Achievement Levels for Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress

Evaluation of Achievement Levels NAEP CoverThis new report from the Board on Testing and Assessment evaluates the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) student achievement levels in reading and mathematics in grades 4, 8, and 12 to determine whether the achievement levels are reasonable reliable, valid, and informative to the public, and recommends ways that the setting and use of achievement levels can be improved.

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Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
Summertime Opportunities to Promote Healthy Child and Adolescent Development

Summertime PIB CoverThis publication from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families summarizes a workshop held in August 2016 that explored the influence of summertime activities on the lives of young people. The workshop focused on discussions covering a wide range of topics from the value of play, healthy eating and physical activity to the systemic approaches to skill development, program quality and measurement, and the interconnected ecosystem of activities that supports healthy development. The workshop highlighted the latest research on summer programming and explored key policy and practice issues for summertime opportunities to promote healthy child and adolescent development

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Proceedings of a Workshop
Personnel Selection in the Pattern Evidence Domain of Forensic Science

Muddy Tire TracksThis publication summarizes a workshop held in July that convened industrial and organizational (I-O) psychologists, experts on personnel selection and testing, forensic scientists, and other researchers whose work has a nexus with workforce needs in the forensic science field with a focus on pattern evidence. Participants reviewed the current status of selection and training of forensic scientists who specialize in pattern evidence and discussed how tools used in I-O psychology to understand elements of a task and measure aptitude and performance could address challenges in the pattern evidence domain of the forensic sciences.

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