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The cover story spotlights RAND's research on how social and emotional learning is proving critical to students' success in the classroom and in life. A second feature describes ways in which the Appalachia Partnership Initiative is helping to realign the skills of the workforce with the needs of employers. The Q&A with senior behavioral scientist Elizabeth D'Amico focuses on the dangers to adolescents and young adults of exposure to marijuana ads. The Commentary column by RAND's president and CEO, Michael Rich, and political scientist Jennifer Kavanagh explores "truth decay" — the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life — and how the nation has dealt with the challenge in earlier eras. And this issue's Giving column highlights the late Lovida Coleman, Jr., whose generous bequest to RAND will help fund research on improving police-community relations.

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