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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

Video Now Available

HDLectureJamiesonLThe video of Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson's lecture on Communicating the Value and Values of Science is now available.

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The Growth of Incarceration in the United States
Video Now Available

Incarceration VideoLThe new video is a 3.5 minute overview of the 2014 CLAJ report, which explains how incarceration rates increased in the United States and why the nation now needs a change in course.

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Upcoming Events New

Meeting
Roundtable on the Application of Social and Behavioral Science Research

July 27-28, 2015
2101 Constitution Ave, NW (directions)

NAS BuildingRound table members and invited guests will explore issues and approaches related to increasing the use of social and behavioral science (SBS) research to inform decision making. Discussion topics will include improving stakeholder relations. improving communications, and increasing trust in SBS research.

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Symposium
Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science

September 18, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW

Team Science CoverMembers of the committee will discuss the recently published report, Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science.

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Recent Reports New

Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings

Out of School STEMThis report provides guidance on how to evaluate and sustain STEM programs, and is a resource for local, state, and federal policy makers seeking to broaden access to multiple, high-quality STEM learning opportunities in their community.

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An Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia

Evaluation of DCPS Prepub CoverAn Evaluation of the Public Schools of the District of Columbia examines business practices, human resources operations and human capital strategies, academic plans, and student achievement. This report identifies what is working well seven years after legislation was enacted to give control of public schools to the mayor of the District of Columbia and which areas need additional attention.

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Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science

Team Science coverLThis report synthesizes and integrates the available research to provide guidance on assembling a science team; leadership, education, and professional development for science teams and groups.  The report offers public policy recommendations for science research agencies and policymakers.

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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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