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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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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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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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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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