Also from Friday’s inbox…
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.
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.
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.
- “‘Mischievous Responders’ Confound Research On Teens,”
NPR, May 22
- “States Forge Ahead on Principal Evaluation,”
Education Week, May 20
- “Scores alone don’t ID good teachers,”
Virginian-Pilot, May 19
- “‘Mischievous Responders’ May Skew Survey-Based Studies of Teens,”
Education Week, May 15
- “Casting doubt on linking teacher evaluations to test scores,”
Los Angeles Times, May 14
- “Good teaching, poor test scores: Doubt cast on grading teachers by student performance,”
Washington Post, May 13
- “Report Finds Weak Link Between Value-Added Measures and Teacher Instruction,”
U.S. News and World Report, May 13
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