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Riding the AI Wave: What’s Happening in K-12 Education?

Ali Crawford Cherry Wu
| April 2, 2024

Over the past year, artificial intelligence has quickly become a focal point in K-12 education. This blog post describes new and existing K-12 AI education efforts so that U.S. policymakers and other decision-makers may better understand what’s happening in practice.

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is making changes to drastically simplify the criteria that determine its highly coveted R1 top-tier research classification. Last year, CSET Senior Fellow, Jaret Riddick, wrote about a new law from Congress, Section 223 of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, intended to leverage existing Carnegie classification criteria to increase defense research capacity for historically Black colleges and universities. Now, research is needed to understand how the changes proposed for 2025 classification criteria impact U.S. Department of Defense goals for eligible HBCU partners.

A CSET data snapshot was cited by CNBC in an article that focuses on the increasing prevalence of AI-specific degree programs, driven by the high demand for AI skills in the job market.

In an article published by The Messenger, Luke Koslosky provided his expert insights in the evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) education and job opportunities.

CSET submitted the following comment in response to a Request for Comment (RFC) from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) about a draft memorandum providing guidance to government agencies regarding the appointment of Chief AI Officers, Risk Management for AI, and other processes following the October 30, 2023 Executive Order on AI.

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In his op-ed featured in Defense One, Jaret Riddick discusses the need for the Pentagon to leverage existing laws and new metrics to enhance the research capacity of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States.

CSET submitted the following comment in response to a Request for Information (RFI) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) about the development of the newly established Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP) Directorate, in accordance with the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022.

To make AI work for national security, invest in humans too

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
| May 16, 2023

A CSET report was cited in an article published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists discussing the increasing use of artificial intelligence and the need for better AI literacy in the United States.

A 2020 CSET report was cited in an article published by Axios. The article discusses a letter signed by more than five dozen experts, including former national security officials, urging the House China Select Committee to address immigration obstacles for international science and engineering graduate students and workers.