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Peter Wood on Wall Street Journal Live

Mar 27, 2015 by NAS |

NAS President Peter Wood and WSJ's Mary Kissel take viewers inside the new NAS report on the campus sustainability movement. 

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AP US History:  FAQ’s

Mar 27, 2015 by Glenn Ricketts |

Answers to some common questions about the new APUSH standards.

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What Others Are Saying About NAS’s Sustainability Report

Mar 25, 2015 by NAS |

Since the launch of NAS's sustainability report, here's what writers, bloggers, and think tanks had to say about it.

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Sustainability FAQs

Mar 25, 2015 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

The authors of the report Sustainability: Higher Education's New Fundamentalism answer frequently asked questions about sustainability and the NAS's positions.

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Executive Summary - Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism

Mar 25, 2015 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

The authors of an NAS report critiquing the campus sustainability movement make 10 recommendations for colleges and universities. 

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Reporters Explain Why Balance Isn’t Needed on Global Warming

Mar 24, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Elite journalists gathered at Columbia University say they have no need to listen to or even acknowledge skeptics of anthropogenic global warming.

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Knowledge of American History Rapidly Becoming History

Mar 23, 2015 by Glenn Ricketts |

What do most students know about US history? Very little. What to do about it? Good question.

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Tucked In: The Legacy of Goodnight Moon

Mar 17, 2015 by Peter Wood |

The 1945 bedtime story Goodnight Moon remains a classic invocation of peacefulness and home.

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Introducing Development Assistant Dan Kemp

Mar 10, 2015 by NAS |

Dan Kemp begins as development assistant at the NAS.

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Merchants of Smear

Mar 09, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Conspiracy theorists make an ad hominem attack film about climate-change doubters. 

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Letter to Members of Congress: Rein in the DoED’s Office for Civil Rights

Mar 04, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood urges U.S. Members of Congress to rein in the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

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NAS Board Member Writes On Liberal Bias In Academia

Feb 27, 2015 by Madison Iszler |

Jay Bergman, an NAS board member and professor at CCSU in Connecticut, writes about the need for intellectual diversity on college campuses. 

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Spring 2015 Academic Questions Is Available

Feb 26, 2015 by NAS |

The Spring 2015 issue of Academic Questions (volume 28, number 1) is now available.

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Introducing 2015 Intern Madison Iszler

Feb 25, 2015 by NAS |

Madison Iszler begins an internship at the NAS.

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Education: That a Republic Is Only One Generation Old

Feb 25, 2015 by George Seaver |

An argument for why the part of education that is civic virtue, as seen throughout history, is essential to the survival of a republic.

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