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A multiyear, National Science Foundation-funded study found weak positive associations between reform-oriented mathematics and science instruction and achievement. Encouraging teachers to adopt such instruction is unlikely to be an effective strategy for promoting large and rapid student improvement.
An inflow of foreign students in the sciences -- as well as scientists and engineers from overseas -- has helped the United States build and maintain its worldwide lead in science and technology.
RAND senior scientist John Pane will participate in a panel hosted by Carnegie Learning to discuss a large-scale randomized study of the blended learning algebra curriculum designed by Carnegie Learning, tracking the progress of more than 19,000 students in 147 schools in seven states.
RAND Education experts will present on technology curricula, measuring teacher effectiveness, and classroom observations at the SREE Spring 2013 Conference in Washington, D.C., March 7-9.
To succeed in the 21st century, students need to be able to communicate, collaborate, and problem-solve with people beyond national boundaries. Director of RAND Education Darleen Opfer describes how teachers can teach 21st century skills, using nine lessons from the science of learning.
The 2012 Haskins Lecture was given by National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh. The lectureship was established through the generosity of Caryl P. and Edna Haskins, founders of Haskins Laboratories, who were dedicated to improving the nation's understanding of the relationship between scientific progress and sound public policy.
The U.S. House and Senate have numerous cyber-security proposals on the agenda to consider in the coming months. In this briefing, Neil Robinson presents evidence from empirical studies conducted in Europe regarding cyber-security and information exchange.
At this March 2012 program, physical scientist Tom LaTourrette discusses the pros and cons of nuclear energy, and sheds some light on lessons learned in the year since Japan's nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
Converting vast amounts of digital data into meaningful information for research and analysis is a challenge for many different types of organizations. At the QCRI Seminar Series in Doha on Dec. 12, Dalal will discuss RAND's approach to managing data and to harnessing the power of information analytics and web technologies.
Liisa Ecola discusses how to make up for the declining revenues generated by the federal fuel tax due to inflation and improved fuel economy.
The 2010 Haskins Lecture on Science Policy will be given by Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman, whose work was integral to the creation of the Human Genome Project.
This RAND Supply Chain Policy Center Symposium on Modernizing the U.S. Freight Transportation System for Future Economic Growth will present recent findings on supply chain sustainability, and will offer several promising policy and investment alternatives to address identified challenges.
Management scientist Titus Galama will speak to U.S. competitiveness in science and technology, whether gains by other nations pose genuine threats, and how U.S. immigration policies are affecting America's scientific leadership.
The Obama administration and Congress have called enactment of a cap-and-trade program for limiting U.S. emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases a top priority. Our panelists will address some key questions about cap-and-trade programs that need to be resolved.
RAND's Institute for Civil Justice will host a Policy Breakfast on January 23, 2009, at which leading experts in small business and entrepreneurship will discuss the determinants of success for small business owners including the intersection of race, and the role of this important issue under the new administration.