Also from Friday’s inbox…
2016 Annual Meeting Returns to DC with Big Success
Returning to Washington, D.C. after almost 30 years, the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting brought the second-largest turnout ever (16,182) and a unique opportunity to connect research to policy and public issues.
Annual Meeting Commemorates 100 Years of AERA
The 2016 Annual Meeting featured major events to mark AERA’s Centennial, including a special Opening Plenary Session and Gala, a Knowledge Forum series featuring Ed-Talks, and the release of the first AERA Centennial publication.
AERA Holds Higher Education Leadership Conference
AERA held a Higher Education Leadership Conference on Advancing Public Scholarship in Education on April 7 with about 90 attendees.
Marta Tienda Selected to Deliver 2016 Brown Lecture
Marta Tienda, a professor of sociology and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, has been selected by AERA to present the 2016 Brown Lecture in Education Research.
AERA Expands Gender Category Options for Members
Beginning in 2017, AERA members will have the option to select from an expanded list of gender categories when renewing their membership or joining the Association.
AERA Publication News
P. Karen Murphy Appointed Editor of RER
P. Karen Murphy, Pennsylvania State University, has been appointed editor of Review of Educational Research (RER) for the 2017–2019 volume years. She will begin to receive manuscripts on July 1 and will become editor of record in January 2017.
New AERA Books Available for Online Ordering
AERA has published two books with groundbreaking scholarship in critical emerging areas of education research that are now available for online ordering.
Research Advocacy News
AERA Holds Advocacy Day
On the first day of the 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., AERA held an Advocacy Day with more than 50 AERA members visiting 100 congressional offices.
AERA Features Innovative Research at Capitol Hill Exhibition
AERA spotlighted innovative research that aims to improve student STEM outcomes and encourage interest in STEM among middle school students at the 22nd Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (NSF) Hill Exhibition on April 26.
Capitol Hill Event Debunks “Wasteful” Research
On April 13, AERA co-sponsored a poster exhibition organized by the Coalition to Promote Research and the Coalition for National Science Funding titled “Wasteful” Research? Looking Beyond the Abstract.
- Call for 2017 Annual Meeting Volunteer Reviewers – Deadline: May 11
- Call for Proposals for AERA-MET Dissertation Fellowship Program – Deadline:May 16
- Call for Proposals for AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning – Deadline: June 10
AERA Open Special Topic Calls for Papers:
- Improving Outcomes for Learners with Disabilities within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support – Deadline for abstract submissions: July 1
- Successfully Taking Preschool to Scale: Implications of Research for Policy and Practice – Deadline for abstract submissions: July 1
New on the AERA Website
Multimedia and open-access content of interest to education researchers
Videos – Meet the 2016 AERA Fellows
Video – AERA Celebrating 100 Years
Videos of Education Research Leaders Discussing the Future of Education and Research –
AERA in the News
Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research
- Emotions Help Steer Students’ Learning, Studies Find
Education Week, April 26, 2016
- Cries About National Teacher Shortages Might Be Overblown
U.S. News & World Report, April 26
- The Awakening of University Schools of Education: Operation Educate the Educators
The Huffington Post, April 25
- Why It’s Important to Say #BlackGirlsMatter
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, April 22
- Second lady calls for more research to help military children
Military Times, April 18
- Grit Under Attack in Education Circles
U.S. News & World Report, April 18
- In Admission Decisions, the Deciders’ Own Backgrounds Play a Big Role
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 12
- Ed Research Roundup
Inside Higher Ed, April 13
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