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Evidence suggests that STEM education will be critical to 21st-century success for individuals, communities, organizations, and nations. RAND has examined labor shortages in key STEM fields such as cybersecurity, initiatives to improve instruction and achievement, and how U.S. investments in STEM education stack up against those of other global powers.

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    The U.S. Scientific and Technical Workforce: Improving Data for Decisionmaking

    Presents a conference convened to address questions about the adequacy on science and technology manpower in the United States.

    Jan 1, 2004

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    Mathematical Proficiency for All Students: Toward a Strategic Research and Development Program in Mathematics Education

    Outlines a program of R&D for the improvement of mathematics proficiency, and equity in proficiency, among all U.S. school students.

    Jan 1, 2003

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    Merging University Students into K-12 Science Education Reform

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) asked RAND to study the range of NSF programs that connect science graduate and undergraduate students to K-12 classrooms.

    Jan 1, 2002

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    Issues in Building an Indicator System for Mathematics and Science Education

    Examines one option for developing an indicator system within the National Science Foundation (NSF) to monitor the success or failure of the education system in mathematics and science.

    Jan 1, 1996

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    Evaluating and Validating Indicators of Mathematics and Science Education

    Discusses two fundamental aspects of the quality of educational indicators — their reliability and validity.

    Jan 1, 1992

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    Indicators for Monitoring Mathematics and Science Education: A Sourcebook

    Contains a collection of papers summarizing the major research on elementary and secondary schooling conducted over the past decade, and outlining what those studies suggest for designing improved educational indicators.

    Jan 1, 1989

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    Indicator Systems for Monitoring Mathematics and Science Education

    Addresses the question of the National Science Foundation's role in monitoring mathematics and science education. Identifies several options for developing a system of education indicators.

    Jan 1, 1987

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    Dave Baiocchi

    Adjunct Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. and M.S. in optical sciences, University of Arizona; B.S. in physics, DePaul University

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    Jonathan Balk

    Research Assistant
    Education B.S. in aerospace engineering, University of California-Los Angeles

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    Daniel Basco

    Adjunct Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.Phil in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.S. in social policy, Northwestern University

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    Avery Calkins

    Associate Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Michigan; M.A. in economics, University of Michigan; B.S. in economics, Carnegie Mellon University

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    Lindsay Daugherty

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in applied economics, University of Michigan; B.A. in economics, University of California, Berkeley

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    Christopher Joseph Doss

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in economics of education, Stanford University; M.A. in economics, Stanford University; M.Ed. in teaching at the secondary level, Harvard University; B.S. in chemistry, Brown University

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    Hannah Acheson-Field

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in computational biology (computer science), Brown University; M.S. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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    Andrew McEachin

    Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in education policy, University of Southern California; M.A. in economics, University of Southern California; A.B. in history, Cornell University

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    Amanda Meyer

    Research Assistant
    Education B.A. in psychology and international studies, Northwestern University

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    Al Lucero

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; M.S. in applied mathematics, University of California, Riverside; B.S. in mathematics, Iowa State University

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    Claudia Rodriguez

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in applied mathematics for the life and social sciences, Arizona State University; B.S. in mathematics, Arizona State University

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    Rebecca Wolfe

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in environmental health sciences, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. in elementary education, Loyola Marymount University; B.A. in political science and urban studies, Rhodes College

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    Ivy Todd

    Research Assistant
    Education B.S. in biochemistry, St. Mary's College of Maryland

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