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  • Date: 03/10/2016
    Resource Category: Report
    This special report describes NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science), a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation by proactively seeking and effectively developing science, technology, engineering ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Policy/Memoranda
    The purpose of this document is to build on best practices and offer new approaches toward creating "a bold new initiative" to augment the Foundation's ongoing efforts to increase participation in STEM from underrepresented groups. ... »
  • Date: 12/31/2013
    Resource Category: Policy/Memoranda
    In this memo, we present a first version of the conceptual framework funded by the John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation. Our goal is to provide clarity around issues of scale and spread, and to develop a tool that can inform strategic thinking by members of the DML (Digital Media and Learning) community and the broader field. At the heart ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2013
    Resource Category: Policy/Memoranda
    As today’s policy challenges become more complex, it has become clear that American media—online news, television, radio, newspapers, and magazines—are not up to the task of explaining the problems underlying them or providing citizens with all the information they need to engage in public conversations about them. Democracy cannot function ... »
  • Date: 07/26/2008
    Resource Category: Policy/Memoranda
    This report is a background document for intial data presented from the Online Project Monitoring System (OPMS) presented at the 2008 ISE PI Summit. ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2003
    Resource Category: Policy/Memoranda
    In the spring of 1999, the Board of the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST) established an Informal Science Education Ad Hoc committee, co-chaired by Lynn Dierking and John Falk. The Committee's task was to focus on the organization's positioning in regard to out-of-school science education. After 2 years of work, the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1999
    Resource Category: Policy/Memoranda
    Informal environments—or out-of-school-time (OST) settings—play an important role in promoting science learning for preK–12 students and beyond. The learning experiences delivered by parents, friends, and educators in informal environments can spark student interest in science and provide opportunities to broaden and deepen students’ engagement; ... »