September 10, 2020
FABBS is excited to announce our participation in the second Day One Accelerator Cohort—a platform to democratize science, tech, and innovation policy development. The goal of the Day One Project is to identify 100 actionable ideas for the first day of the next Presidential term. As part of this cohort, FABBS will be participating with 14 other teams from different corners of the S&T community to develop a policy proposal over 45 days. FABBS’ selected policy proposal was inspired by two articles in the FABBS journal, Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS). The journal presents original research and scientific reviews relevant to public policy. Contributing to PIBBS is a benefit to members of FABBS societies.
The specifically highlighted articles are “The Added Value of Latinx and Black Teachers for Latinx and Black Students: Implications for Policy” and “Why Black Adolescents Are Vulnerable at School and How Schools Can Provide Opportunities to Belong to Fix It“. FABBS Executive Director Juliane Baron is partnering with Jacqueline Greer, Chief Program Officer, Urban Teachers, to develop a Day One policy proposal for a federal policy agenda to support the recruitment and retainment of highly effective, diverse K-12 educators to promote inclusive education, improve learning outcomes, and nurture social and emotional development.