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RAND researchers assessed the Appalachia Partnership Initiative's (API's) investments in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and initiatives related to catalyzing the community from October 2014 to December 2017.
Aug 29, 2019
Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Shelly Culbertson, Nupur Nanda
This Perspective summarizes what is known about the effectiveness of educational programs for incarcerated adults, focusing on college programs and the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative, and lays out a roadmap of where to go from here.
Beginning in fall 2015, Texas policymakers recommended that colleges offer targeted supports to students who tested at the lowest levels on the state's placement exam. This report describes the reforms and their implementation by community colleges.
This issue spotlights a wargame designed for young women interested in national security; ethics in scientific research, particularly in areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning; and community citizen science.
The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) asked the RAND Corporation for assistance in determining maximum caseload standards for providers of indigent legal representation to adult defendants in Michigan. The authors present data and analysis.
Aug 26, 2019
Nicholas M. Pace, Dulani Woods, Shamena Anwar, Roberto Guevara, Chau Pham, Karin Liu
California's experience implementing a policy to address surprise medical billing demonstrates that out-of-network payment standards can influence payer-provider bargaining leverage, affecting prices and network breadth.
The Global Payment Program seeks to improve health care for California's uninsured by using federal funds to make prospective payments for inpatient, outpatient, and nontraditional services. This report presents the final evaluation of the program.
Aug 22, 2019
Justin W. Timbie, Maria DeYoreo, Jodi L. Liu, Denise D. Quigley, Lesley Baseman, Mary Ellen Slaughter, Alina I. Palimaru, Katherine L. Kahn
This paper provides guidance to educators and policymakers who are interested in measuring social and emotional learning practices and competencies. It is part of a series of papers on SEL published by the American Enterprise Institute.
The authors explore the unique characteristics and expected drivers of Salafi-jihadism in Generation Z (those born between 1997 and 2012) and explain potential threats and challenges from the next generation of Salafi-jihadis.
Aug 22, 2019
Richard C. Baffa, Nathan Vest, Wing Yi Chan, Abby Fanlo
This report updates and extends estimates of the number of users, retail expenditures, and amount consumed from 2006 to 2016 for cocaine (including crack), heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine in the United States.
Aug 20, 2019
Gregory Midgette, Steven Davenport, Jonathan P. Caulkins, Beau Kilmer
Document submitted on August 19, 2019, as an addendum to testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism and Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations on July 25, 2019.
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