Just over three months into the current fiscal year, Congress and the president finalized the fiscal year 2014 (FY14) budgets, a move facilitated by the December budget deal easing sequestration for both FY14 and FY15.
The release in 2012 and widespread adoption in most states of the Common Core State Standard for Mathematics have dramatically increased the amount of statistical content and expectations for teaching statistics in grades 6–12.
Sharon Murray of GlaxoSmithKline, Amarjot Kaur of Merck Research Laboratories, and Jennifer Gauvin of GlaxoSmithKline share some of the ideas for increasing visibility that arose during a panel discussion organized by the members of the Committee on Applied Statisticians.
ASA Director of Science Policy Steve Pierson discusses three compelling reasons to one day have a statistical scientist heading the NSF, reasons that can be easily generalized to other agencies/bodies.
The 175th anniversary year of the ASA is almost here. Indeed, technically, it is already here. But we’ll celebrate across the whole 2014 calendar year. Read on to learn about some of the activities we have planned.
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“We’re hoping the guidelines and resources will help members and departments craft new statistics programs or revise existing ones to enhance the training of the next generation of students to be able to use data to make decisions. ”