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Oklahoma releases hundreds of inmates

PrisonerOklahoma has released more than 400 inmates from prison in one of the largest single-day mass commutation in the nation's history. 

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Authentic STEM Learning for Computing/Technology

November 4, 2019
National Academies' Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Authentic Stem Workshop ImageThe workshop will illustrate the various ways in which stakeholders define and conceptualize authentic STEM learning opportunities for young people in grades K-12 in formal and informal settings, and what that means for the goals, design, and implementation of such experiences. Presenters will unpack the state of the evidence on the role of authentic STEM learning opportunities and promising approaches and strategies in the development of interest and competencies for technology and computing fields. A recurring theme throughout the workshop will be implications for increasing diversity and access to authentic STEM learning experiences among under served young people.

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Strengthening the Military Families Readiness System for a Changing American Society



What are some of the challenges facing military families today? This video introduces the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s report, “Strengthening the Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society” (2019) that identifies what we know about effective strategies for supporting and protecting the functioning and well-being of these families.

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Recent Publications
NASA's Science Activation Program: Achievements and Opportunities

Science Activation Cover ImageThis consensus study report from the Board on Science Education assesses the Science Activation (SciAct) program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and provides recommendations to enhance NASA's efforts through the SciAct program. The SciAct program was created to increase the overall coherence of education programs at NASA and is now transitioning into its second round of funding. NASA asked the National Academies to review the program’s portfolio and identify opportunities for improvement.

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Increasing Student Success in Developmental Mathematics: Proceedings of a Workshop 

Developmental Mathematics CoverThe Board on Science Education and the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened the Workshop on Increasing Student Success in Developmental Mathematics. The Workshop explored how to best support all students in postsecondary mathematics, with particular attention to students who are unsuccessful in developmental mathematics and with an eye toward issues of access to promising reforms and equitable learning environments. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.

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Evaluation of the Minerva Research Initiative

Minerva CoverLReleased in October 2019, this report discusses the program's successes and challenges over its first decade of operation, and highlights ways to strengthen the program’s foundations and take advantage of opportunities for broadening its reach and usefulness.

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Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth

Summertime coverThis report lays out nine recommendations to address obstacles that disadvantaged children can face during the summer, including lack of access to quality programs, food insecurity, and exposure to unsafe and dangerous conditions, and to help all children develop positively and stay connected to resources.

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Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth: A National Agenda

MEBLThis new consensus study report calls for a comprehensive national agenda to improve mental, emotional, and behavioral health in children and youth, recommending federal leadership and coordination between public and private partners.


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Military Family Readiness System for a Changing American Society

MIlitary FamiliesThis new Consensus Study Report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families finds that the U.S. Department of Defense and military branches have many programs and policies to support the well-being of military families, but they need to employ a more coordinated and comprehensive approach to match the needs of individual families to available programs.

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