Last week, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences released the third and final publication in the first phase of its work on civil justice, Measuring Civil Justice for All: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know? How Can We Know It? First Idea was involved in every aspect of the project, … Continue reading The Importance of Data
The Humanities and the Future
Important blog from Scientific American. Harvard physicist Avi Loeb connects the future of technological innovation to the lessons of the humanities, citing the report of the American Academy's Commission on on the Humanities and Social Sciences, The Heart of the Matter.
Academy Language Report Now National Policy
America's Languages, the final report of the American Academy's Commission on Language Learning, provided the context for the new Department of Education international strategy, as outlined in Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement, unveiled today. The Academy report is cited as a justification for increasing resources for the development of global competencies. First Idea worked … Continue reading Academy Language Report Now National Policy
Language Learning and National Security
Language Learning and National Security An op-ed in Inside Higher Ed by Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, drafted as part of the campaign to support America's Languages, the report of the American Academy's Commission on Language Learning.
The Meaning of Bipartisanship
When the constituents are many and the stakes are high, policy becomes a writing exercise. America’s Languages articulates a national strategy for improving language education in the U.S.
Lessons on Impact
But what can you do to ensure the impact of a report on a topic as seemingly dull as the future of the humanities? Here are a few lessons we’ve learned, based on our extraordinary success with The Heart of the Matter.