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Stakeholder Meeting
Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education

ECE Report CoverLAugust 24, 2018
Beckman Center, Huntington Room
100 Academy Way
Irvine, CA

The recent report Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education emphasizes the accessibility, affordability, and quality of ECE provided outside the child’s home. An ideal financing structure should support high standards; a highly qualified workforce; and equitable access for families from all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, ability, and geographic backgrounds. Changes to the financing structure to support this will require phased implementation, with increased funding coming from the public and private (philanthropy, employers, and families) sectors. This event is a follow-up to the report.

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Advancing Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education

September 6-7, 2018
National Academy of Sciences Building
Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Ave., NW

STEM EducationThe workshop will consider the future of undergraduate STEM education in light of the rapidly changing social and economic environment. Participants will leave with new ideas for thinking broadly and systemically about improving student learning in undergraduate STEM education. They will network and strategize together about how we educate the increasingly diverse student population and consider the impact of the surrounding system on efforts to improve learning.

The workshop is organized by the Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education, which looks at change from a systemic level to include the roles and perspectives of students, faculty, department chairs, campus leaders, campus administrators, university systems administrators, education researchers, funders, professional societies in the STEM disciplines, associations of colleges and universities, STEM employers, policy makers, influencers, and the general public.

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Of Interest

2019 Mirzayan Fellowship Program

NAS BuildingThe Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 20th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, D.C., learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Applications for the 2019 session of the Mirzayan Fellowship Program are now available. The deadline to submit the application and all supporting materials is September 7, 2018. The 2019 session will begin  January 22 and conclude on April 12, and the Fellowship stipend will be $9,000.

DBASSE is looking to host fellows in the Board on Children, Youth, and Families; the Board on Environmental Change and Society; and the Committee on Law and Justice.

The Road to College Success
Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

This video, based on the report, introduces three competencies students should have that help reduce drop-out rates and support students' persistence and success at college. 

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Recent Publications

CNSTAT Task Force on the 2020 Census Releases Letter Report

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In response to the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) recent request for public comments on the 2020 Census, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on National Statistics' Task Force on the 2020 Census today issues a letter report and submitted it as a public comment to DOC.

Read the Task Force's letter

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Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
Behavioral Economics and the Promotion of Health Among Aging Populations

Behavioral EconomicsThis new publication from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences summarizes a workshop held June 2018 to discuss behavioral economics research and how to expand such research to be of benefit to older and middle-aged adults. The workshop looked at successful applications of the research; how to make them more effective; and focused on identifying approaches that could generate long-term benefits in areas of interest to the National Institute on Aging, such as decreasing sedentary behavior, promoting volunteering and social engagement, improving medical regimen adherence, and reducing inappropriate use of opioids and using opioids when medically necessary.

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Proceedings of a Workshop
Future Directions for the Demography of Aging

Demography of Aging LThis publication features papers, originally presented and discussed at a workshop held in August 2017, on new advances in the demography of aging and new trends and research directions that call for innovative conceptual, design, and measurement approaches.

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Proceedings of a Workshop
The Human Factors of Process Safety and Worker Empowerment in the Offshore Oil Industry

Offshore Oil LThis publication from the Board on Human-Systems Integration summarizes a workshop held in January 2018 that convened experts in offshore oil and gas drilling, safety procedures, and government regulation to discuss ways to prevent accidents in the offshore oil industry by applying understanding of the human factors involved in process safety and worker empowerment to reduce and mitigate hazards.

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