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July 12, 2014

AERA Highlights: July 2014

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July 2014

AERA News
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AERA Calls
Appointments Around Town
Reports of Interest
AERA in the News


AERA News

New Edition of Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing To Be Released This Month
The new edition of Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing will be released at the end of this month. Standards is a joint product of AERA, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education. 
AERA Council Urges U.S. Ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities
Citing AERA’s “longstanding commitment to access of persons with disabilities in the field of education research, in other scientific fields, and in education across the life span,” the Council last month endorsed a resolution urging U.S. ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
AERA Council Endorses Key Statement on Academic Freedom and Tenure
The AERA Council last month voted to endorse the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure issued by the American Association of University Professors and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
New Videos: Ten AERA Leaders Offer Perspectives on 2015 Annual Meeting Theme
AERA leaders discuss the meaning and importance of the 2015 Annual Meeting Theme—”Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis”—in eleven new videos featured on the AERA website.  
2014 Annual Meeting Papers Now Available in Open-Access Online Repository
More than 3,120 full-text papers from research presentations given at the 2014 AERA Annual Meeting have been added to AERA’s open-access Online Paper Repository. In total, more than 18,000 papers from the past five AERA annual meetings are available online. 
AERA Announces Minority Dissertation Fellowship Recipients
Nine exemplary graduate students have been selected to receive the 2014–2015 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research and Travel Awards.


Federal Policy News

OMB Seeks Comment on Statistical Policy Directive
On May 21, the Federal Register published a request for comments from the Office of Management and Budget on a proposed Statistical Policy Directive for federal statistical agencies. 
House and Senate Release Proposals for Higher Education Act Reauthorization
Republicans on the House Education and Workforce Committee and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, released their respective drafts for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act in late June.
House Subcommittees Hold Hearing on Student Data Privacy
A House hearing last month, titled How Data Mining Threatens Student Privacy, focused on the risks and responsibilities that arise in acquiring, using, and storing student data and the role that various stakeholders play in protecting the confidentiality of personally identifiable information. 


AERA Calls



Appointments Around Town

Heidi Schweingruber Named New Director of Board on Science Education at NRC
Heidi Schweingruber has been named the new director of the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council of the National Academies. 
William T. Riley Appointed Acting Director of NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
William T. Riley was recently appointed acting director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health. 
Jacqueline Jones Named President of the Foundation for Child Development
Effective September 2, Jacqueline Jones will be president of the Foundation for Child Development. 


Reports of Interest



AERA in the News

More AERA in the News



AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.
Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
ContributorsMaurice Brown, Lauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, Martha Yager


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June 24, 2014

AERA Highlights: AERA Leaders Reflect on the 2015 Annual Meeting Theme

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June 2014

AERA News
Research Advocacy Issues
News From Federal Research Agencies
AERA Calls
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


AERA News

AERA Leaders Reflect on the 2015 Annual Meeting Theme
AERA leaders discuss the meaning  and importance of the 2015 Annual Meeting Theme – “Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis” – in five new videos featured on the AERA website.  


Research Advocacy Issues

NSF Appropriations Stall on Senate Floor
While the Senate was expected to debate and vote on a set of appropriations bills for FY 2015 that includes funding for the National Science Foundation, during the week of June 16, the “minibus” stalled on June 19 as senators objected over the process of voting on amendments. 
IES to Receive Small Funding Increase in Senate Appropriations Proposal for FY 2015
AERA and other Friends of IES signed on to a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the full Senate Appropriations Committee and the Labor-H Subcommittee to request adequate funding levels in FY 2015. 


News From Federal Research Agencies

Easton and Commissioners Brief National Board for Education Sciences
On the heels of announcing his departure, IES Director John Easton urged the National Board for Education Sciences to think about the qualifications and skills needed for the next IES director, fleshing out statutory language for the position. 
Eminent Social Scientists Appointed to National Science Board
On June 13, President Barack Obama announced his intention to appoint Robert Groves and James Jackson, two eminent social scientists, to the National Science Board. 


AERA Calls

New: Call for Education Research Conference Proposals – Deadline: September 10
AERA supports research conferences intended to break new ground in substantive areas of inquiry, stimulate new lines of study on issues that have been largely unexplored, or develop innovative research methods or techniques that can contribute more generally to education research.
Reminder: Call for Annual Meeting Submissions – Submissions accepted June 2 – July 22
The 2015 Annual Meeting theme is intended to focus our attention on justice—locally as well as globally—in a spirit of mutually respectful collaborative engagement with our disciplines and modes of inquiry in the context of the world around us.
Reminder: Call for Prospective Nominees for 2015 AERA Elections – Deadline: July 25
The Nominating Committee invites AERA members to submit recommendations on prospective nominees for the office of President-Elect and for two Members-at-Large. 
Reminder: Call for Award Nominations – Deadline: October 15
The submission deadline for all 2015 AERA-sponsored awards is October 15. Nominations for all awards must be submitted electronically using the AERA award nomination e-form. 
Reminder: Call for Nominees and Applications for American Educational Research Journal Editorship
The Journal Publications Committee of AERA invites nominations and applications for the editorship of the American Educational  Research Journal.


Beyond AERA



AERA in the News

More AERA in the News



AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.
Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
Contributors: Lauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Paula Skedsvold, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager


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June 16, 2014

TAKE ACTION: Tell Senate to Reject Amendments that Cut Social Science Funding

From this past Thursday’s inbox…

Dear AERA Members,

I am writing you in anticipation of Senate consideration of the FY 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill next week. The scientific community expects that amendments will be introduced that target social and behavioral science research programs at NSF. Please urge your Senators to oppose any amendments that would negatively affect specific research programs at NSF either by cutting or placing conditions (e.g., changes to peer review) on funding. It is important to protect the integrity of all science.

To expedite sending a letter, please use the COSSA “Take Action” portal below. Also, please email AERA at govrelations@aera.net if you send a letter on this important legislation. You may also tweet by using the hashtag #Stand4Science.

Thanks in advance.

Cordially,

Felice

Felice J. Levine, PhD
Executive Director

June 4, 2014

AERA 2015 Annual Meeting Submission System Now Open

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

Dear AERA Members and Past Annual Meeting Attendees,

I am writing to encourage you to participate in the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting to be held Thursday, April 16Monday, April 20 in Chicago, IL. Joyce King, AERA President and Beverly Gordon, Chair, 2015 Program Committee, are pleased to announce this year’s Annual Meeting Theme: “Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis”. Now is the time to advance a paper or session submission for consideration by a division, special interest group, or committee and to volunteer as a chair or discussant.

Deadline for Paper and Session Submissions is July 22
Please review the Call for Submissions as it contains important information about this year’s Annual Meeting theme and submission requirements. Please login to advance a paper or session submission. After you login, click ‘My AERA’ at the top of the page. On the ‘My AERA’ page, scroll down to the 2015 Annual Meeting and click ‘Online Program Portal’.

Please pay special attention to the six elements that must be addressed in the narrative paper submissions even if the results, conclusions, or findings are not complete or final at the time of the submission. Also, please indicate your preferred type of session and willingness to present in alternative formats at the time of submission.

The Professional Development Call for Proposals is also open.

Volunteer to Serve as a Chair or Discussant by August 29
Please review the Call for Volunteer Session Chairs and Discussants and consider volunteering. Please log in to volunteer as a chair or discussant. The quality of the AERA Annual Meeting depends on education researchers with appropriate expertise who serve as chairs and discussants for paper sessions and roundtables.

Please contact the Meetings Team at annualmtg@aera.net or (202) 238-3200 with any questions and I look forward to your participation in an enriching 2015 Annual Meeting.

Kind regards,

Laurie Cipriano, CMP
Director of Meetings

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June 2, 2014

AERA Highlights: May 2014

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May 2014

Research Advocacy Issues
AERA News

AERA Calls
Beyond AERA
New on the AERA Website
AERA in the News


Research Advocacy Issues

House Passes IES Reauthorization Bill: AERA Prepares for Potential Senate Action
The House of Representatives approved a bill to reauthorize the Institute of Education Sciences on May 8. The Strengthening Education through Research Act passed by a voice vote.
House Passes NSF Appropriations Bill: Damage to Social and Behavioral Sciences Less Than Feared
After over 17 hours of debate, the House of Representatives voted last night, 331-87, to pass the fiscal year 2015 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill that funds the National Science Foundation. 
FIRST Act, Slashing SBE Funding, Moves to House Floor 
Despite strong opposition from the National Science Board and most science and higher education organizations, the House Science Committee passed the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act on May 28.


AERA News

Past President Maxine Greene Dies
AERA Past President Maxine Greene, a professor emeritus and the founder and director of the Maxine Greene Center for Social Imagination, the Arts, and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, died May 29 at age 96.
AERA Features Innovative Research at Capitol Hill Exhibition
AERA showcased groundbreaking education research at the Coalition for National Science Funding’s 20th Annual Capitol Hill Exhibition at the Rayburn House Office Building on May 7.
New JEBS Editors Announced
AERA has named Daniel McCaffrey and Li Cai as the new editors for the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. McCaffrey and Cai will begin reviewing manuscripts on July 1, 2014, and will become editors of record for a three-year term beginning in January 2015. 


AERA Calls

Call for Annual Meeting Submissions – Submissions accepted June 2-22
The 2015 Annual Meeting theme is intended to focus our attention on justice—locally as well as globally—in a spirit of mutually respectful collaborative engagement with our disciplines and modes of inquiry in the context of the world around us.
Call Prospective Nominees for 2015 AERA Elections – Deadline: July 25
The Nominating Committee invites AERA members to submit recommendations on prospective nominees for the office of President-Elect and for two Members-at-Large. 
Call for Award Nominations – Deadline: October 15
The submission deadline for all 2015 AERA-sponsored awards is October 15. Nominations for all awards must be submitted electronically using the AERA award nomination e-form. 
Call for Nominees and Applications for American Educational Research Journal Editorship
The Journal Publications Committee of AERA invites nominations and applications for the editorship of the American Educational  Research Journal.


Beyond AERA



New on the AERA Website



AERA in the News

More AERA in the News



AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.
Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
ContributorsLauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Paula Skedsvold, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager


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