Skip to Main Content
 
  
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Topics in the News

The Role of Science in Federal Policymaking

Science in PolicyThe role of science has been under attack in federal policymaking. Two National Academies reports outline the benefits of scientific research for advancing national priorities and the importance of scientific evidence to policymaking.  Read more

Australian Fires Force Evacuations

Australian WildfiresAustralian fires have taken the lives of people, untold numbers of wildlife, destroyed property, and forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate.  

A recent National Academies' publication calls attention to the increasing number and dire conditions facing forced migrants and evacuees, such as in Australia. Read more

Upcoming Events latest

Webinar
The Promise of Adolescence and Child Welfare
Fevruary 26, 2019

Adolescent-DevelopmentLThis webinar series is based on the report The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth, and will discuss how systems can apply this science and capture the opportunity of this developmental period. 

In this webinar, two members of the expert committee that authored The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth, Leslie Leve (University of Oregon) and Susan Mangold (Juvenile Law Center) will explore adolescent development science and opportunities for continued reform in the child welfare system. Practitioners, advocates, researchers, parents, and adolescents are encouraged to register.


More information  |  Register


 
BOSE Of Interest

Video
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.

More information

 


 

 
Recent Publications

Promoting Positive Adolescent Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century

Optimal Health coverThis new report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families urges federal agencies to support programs that consider adolescent risk taking as normative, support social-emotional learning and positive youth development, and are provided from childhood throughout adolescence. The report also encourages further research to enable the identification of core components of effective interventions.This new report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families urges federal agencies to support programs that consider adolescent risk taking as normative, support social-emotional learning and positive youth development, and are provided from childhood throughout adolescence. The report also encourages further research to enable the identification of core components of effective interventions.

More information


Proceedings of a Workshop
Forced Migration Research: From Theory to Practice in Promoting Migrant Well-Being

Forced Migration CoverLThis new publication from the Committee on Population summarizes a workshop that was held in May 2019 in response to the increasing number and dire conditions facing forced migrants and the need for a policy-related review of available data and analyses on forced migration and refugee movements.

More information

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.

Download | More Information

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.

Download Report | More Information
 
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.

More information




Home BOHSI Home BOSE Home BECS Home BCYF Home TAC Home Home BOTA Home CPOP Home CNSTAT Home CLAJ Home BBCSS Home Home About BOSE BOSE Mission BOSE Members BOSE Staff Our Sponsors Visiting our Buildings About BBCSS BBCSS History BBCSS Members BBCSS Staff Our Sponsors About CPOP CPOP Mission CPOP Members CPOP Staff About CNSTAT CNSTAT Members CNSTAT Staff CNSTAT Mission Other Sites of Interest TEstTAc2 About CLAJ CLAJ Mission CLAJ Members CLAJ Staff About BECS BECS Mission/History BECS Brochure BECS Members BECS Staff About BCYF BCYF History BCYF Graphic Illustration BCYF Members BCYF Staff About BOHSI BOHSI History BOHSI Members BOHSI Staff Our Sponsors Forum Home About Us Mission and Goals History Members Sponsors About BOTA BOTA Mission BOTA Members Visiting Our Buildings
left imagetext captioncenter image