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
The 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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|Funding Landscape for Preschool with a Highly Qualified Workforce|
December 12, 2016
(12:00 - 2:00 pm EST)
Experts 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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|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.
Evaluation of the Achievement Levels for Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
This 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.
Summertime Opportunities to Promote Healthy Child and Adolescent Development
This 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
Personnel Selection in the Pattern Evidence Domain of Forensic Science
This 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.