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Taking the Next Steps with PIAAC: 
A Research-to-Action Conference

Hosted by American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Dollar General

This conference provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about key findings from the 11 research papers commissioned by AIR through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. The papers were authored by subject-matter experts addressing research questions related to immigration, health, inequality, adult learning, digital literacy, job market outcomes, and adult education. Please click here for a summary description of the papers and list of authors. Please click here to view a detailed draft agenda.

When? December 11, 2014 from 8:15am-5:30pm
            December 12, 2014 from 8:30am-12:30pm

Where? Key Bridge Marriott Hotel (1401 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22209). The Key Bridge Marriott is a 10 minute drive from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and a few minutes’ walk from the Rosslyn Metro Station (Blue/Orange/Silver lines). 

**A block of rooms with a special group rate at the Key Bridge Marriott is reserved for this conference.  Make your reservation online and book your group rate here. Please note that this offer ends on Monday, November 17th.**

Why? This unique conference will be of high interest to researchers in education, health, and labor economics, as well as practitioners and state/local policymakers from a variety of fields who are interested in using the PIAAC data in diverse ways. 

How? This conference is sponsored by AIR and Dollar General and there are no fees to attend the conference.  However, because of space limitations, we can only accept a limited number of participants.   If you are interested in attending this conference, please register soon to better your chances of saving a spot. Last day to register is November 24th.  We will confirm your registration in a follow-up email. Please use this link to register. 

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A Call for Papers for a New Public Library of Science (PLOS) Collection

The National Institute for Child and Human Development (NICHD), the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) are pleased to announce a call for research papers  on the relationship of education and skills to public health for adults and their families, particularly for those most at risk for poor educational, economic and health outcomes. Click here for more information ›