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Thinking Big To Solve Chronic Absenteeism

Across the country in small towns and large cities, rural communities and the suburbs, millions of young people are missing school at astounding rates.

05.17.24 | 4 min read
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Science Policy
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The Importance of Standards for the U.S. Bioeconomy & National Security: A Conversation with Congressman Jake Auchincloss

We sat down with Congressman Jake Auchincloss to get a better understanding of how Congress and the Select Committee on the CCP view the need for standards for the bioeconomy.

05.16.24 | 6 min read
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Science Policy
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Fixing federal permitting requires the right (digital) tools for the job. We built an inventory of them.

We built this inventory to enhance our collective understanding of how that software is used in the federal permitting process—and to open lines of dialogue for cross-agency and cross-sector learning.

05.14.24 | 6 min read
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Technology & Innovation
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Building a Firm Foundation for the DOE Foundation: It All Starts with a Solid Board

As ‘Friends of FESI’ we want to see this new foundation set up from day one to successfully fulfill the promise of its large impact. 

05.09.24 | 3 min read
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Technology & Innovation
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The DOE’s Proactive FY25 Budget Is Another Workforce Win On the Way to Staffing the Energy Transition

DOE has spent considerable time in the last few years focused on how to strengthen the Department’s workforce and deliver on its mission. The FY25 budget request looks to continue those investments.

05.07.24 | 3 min read
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Social Innovation
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How the NEED Act Would Ensure CHIPS Doesn’t Crumble

CHIPS is poised to ramp up demand for STEM graduates, but the nation’s education system is unprepared to produce them.

05.06.24 | 3 min read
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Technology & Innovation
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DOE’s FY25 Budget Request Remains Committed to the U.S. Transition to Clean Energy

The Administration has continued to push for further clean energy investments, but faces a difficult fiscal environment in Congress – which has meant shortfalls for many priority areas like funding for CHIPS and Science.

05.03.24 | 6 min read
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Social Innovation
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President Looks to Education Innovation in the FY25 Budget Request

An analysis of the President’s FY25 budget proposal by the Alliance for Learning Innovation found a lot to like.

05.02.24 | 3 min read
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Science Policy
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Tracking Extreme Heat Federal Policy and Funding

We’ve created a tool to monitor the progress of federal actions on extreme heat, enhance accountability, and to allow stakeholders to stay informed on the evolving state of U.S. climate-change resilience.

05.01.24 | 3 min read
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FAS
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Building Health Equity: Grace Wickerson

Wickerson was a few years into their doctoral work in material science and engineering at Northwestern University when the prospect of writing a policy memo with FAS cropped up at a virtual conference.

04.30.24 | 3 min read
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Technology & Innovation
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Dr. Omer Onar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Moving the Needle on Wireless Power Transfer

Dr. Onar’s work today will enable faster, more secure wireless charging for electric vehicle fleets, household appliances, and more.

04.29.24 | 6 min read
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Science Policy
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The Wildfire Crisis and FAS: A Story of Policy Entrepreneurship

“We really wanted a range of perspectives – specifically from voices that have been traditionally left out of the conversation”

04.24.24 | 5 min read
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