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June 30, 2015

The Candy Bar Effect: More Research Needed on STEM Programs' Impact

A lack of research on the combined effects of in- and out-of-school STEM learning is impeding efforts to understand what programs work for which students.

December 17, 2013

Panel Recommends New Breed of Assessments for Science Learning

A vision for science testing, recommended by a panel of the National Research Council, would fundamentally change the current model of assessment, blending classroom-based assessments and periodic tests to "monitor" learning with information about students' "opportunity to learn."

April 26, 2013

Science Standards Are True to NRC Framework, Reviewers Conclude

A "fidelity check" by the National Research Council concludes that the science standards are in keeping with the vision articulated in an NRC framework that guides their development.

February 27, 2013

Researchers and Politicians Agree on 21st-Century Skills

With the National Research Council's recent report on 21st Century skills and deeper learning and the formation of the Congressional 21st Century Skills Caucus, the education and business community are uniting behind this movement to assure students of a relevant and purposeful education.

July 25, 2011

Social, Behavioral Sciences Left Out of Standards Blueprint

Although the science framework does not cover the behavioral and social sciences, the NRC is hosting a workshop on those areas this fall.

November 09, 2010

National Academies Discuss Why Research Gets Lost in Translation

The National Academy of Education previews of an upcoming report on how to improve the influence of research on policy.

October 28, 2010

Scholars Call for More Nuanced Graduation Measures

As states and districts prepare to report new common longitudinal graduation rates this year, national graduation rate researchers argue educators should go beyond the basic data.


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