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Working Millennials Are Diligent, Savvy Consumers of STEM News

Once people finish their formal education, they generally get their information about science from mass media. As the media landscape is changing, so is how people get that information. For the last three years, we’ve been working closely with PBS NewsHour to research how working Millennials (18-35 and not in school) get science information. We […]

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Evaluation, Power, and Presentations: AEA 2018

The 2018 conference for the American Evaluation Association was held last week in Cleveland, Ohio. Lead researchers Rupu Gupta, who heads up our Biosphere pillar, and Rebecca Norlander, who guides our Culture pillar, jointly presented on how NewKnowledge pursues meaningful evaluation by building partners’ evaluative capacity through constructivist and culturally responsive methods. They explored our […]

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Libraries are about much more than books – and they always have been

By Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein and Rebecca Joy Norlander (NewKnowledge), and Deb Robertson (American Library Association) Libraries have always had a broad educational mission, yet many of us associate libraries with a single specific tool of education: books. For us to fully appreciate the value of libraries, our public discourse needs to move beyond that image and […]

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