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Henry and Bryna David Lecture

21st Century Inequality: Does Discrimination Still Matter?

April 29, 2014
5:00 p.m.

Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Roland FryerLDr. Roland Fryer, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will give this year's lecture, which will focus on issues of racial inequality and discrimination.  

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Next Generation Science Standards at the State Level–Opportunities for Environmental Education

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2:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST

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Roundtable on Understanding Crime Trends
Meeting # 3

April 29, 2014
2:30 p.m.

Keck Center, Room 101
500 Fifth Street, NW

PoliceShieldLThe third meeting of the Roundtable on Understanding Crime Trends in the United States is to understand how, and to what extent, the criminal justice system has influenced crime trends over the last two decades. The inquiry is two-fold: (1) Which institutions or practices make a difference (i.e., reduce crime and/or have criminogenic effects)? (2) What is the current or potential impact of those effects on changes over time in aggregate crime rates?

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Public Briefing
The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences

April 30, 2014  |  2:30 p.m.
Pew Conference Center
Carolinas Room
901 E St., NW
Washington, DC (map)

Incarceration coverLJeremy Travis, chair of the committee and president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Bruce Western, vice chair of the committee and professor of sociology at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government will provide an overview of the report and its findings.

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New Report:
Science of Science and Innovation Policy: Principal Investigators' Conference Summary

SciSIP CoverThis new report summarizes a public conference convened by the Committee on National Statistics to present research funded by the Science of Science and Innovation Program (SciSIP) and foster intellectual exchange among funded researchers, science, technology, and innovation policy practitioners, and other members of the science community. The conference highlighted advances in emerging fields of the science of science and innovation policy, in particular, models, frameworks, tools, and datasets comprising the evidentiary basis for science and innovation policy.

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New Report:
STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research

STEM Integration coverLThis report examines current efforts to connect the STEM disciplines in K–12 education. This report identifies and characterizes existing approaches to integrated STEM education, both in formal and after- and out-of-school settings. The report reviews the evidence for the impact of integrated approaches on various student outcomes, and it proposes a set of priority research questions to advance the understanding of integrated STEM education.

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New Report:
Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

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This report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, is the product of a consensus study to inform the efforts of the federal government in revising regulations (the “Common Rule”) that protect human participants in research.

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