Also from Monday’s inbox…
From the Desk of the Executive Director — AERA to Further Refine Gender Demographic Categories
In the April issue of AERA Highlights, AERA announced that members would soon have the option to select from an expanded list of gender identity categories when renewing their membership or joining the association. After release of the April issue, I received some very thoughtful comments, especially from scholars in AERA’s Queer Studies SIG, directed to further altering the choices to better reflect the association’s goals and intent.
Submissions Period for 2017 Annual Meeting Opens June 1
The theme of the 2017 Annual Meeting—“Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity”—is a call to examine critical dimensions of educational opportunity and rigor in research as they pertain to the diversity of issues, populations, and contexts served in and by educational inquiry. The Call for Submissions will be released June 1; deadline for submissions: July 22.
2017 Annual Meeting Planning Gets Underway with San Antonio-Area Scholars Gathering
More than 30 AERA members from the San Antonio region joined AERA President Vivian L. Gadsden, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine, and 2017 Annual Meeting Co-Chairs Angela E. Arzubiaga and James Earl Davis to discuss the 2017 Annual Meeting.
AERA Grants Program Holds Institute on Use of Large-Scale Data
The AERA Grants Program held its annual AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy, on May 10–13 in Washington, D.C.
Research Policy and Funding News
Senate and House Committees Approve NSF Spending Bills; Senate Expected to Consider NSF Reauthorization
The House of Representatives and Senate Appropriations Committees have now passed Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bills, which include funding for the National Science Foundation.
Education Discussed at CEF Presidential Forum
The Committee for Education Funding (CEF) held a Presidential Forum on May 26, where representatives from the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders presidential campaigns spoke about their candidates’ education platforms.
Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act Signed into Law
At the end of March, President Barack Obama signed into law the Evidence-Based Policy Commission Act. The House of Representatives initially passed the bill in 2015, and the Senate advanced the bill under unanimous consent in March.
- Call for Proposals for AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning – Deadline: June 10
- Call for Prospective Nominees for 2017 AERA Elections – Deadline: July 25
Call for Editors of Review of Research in Education, Volumes 42 and 44 – Deadline: June 30
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
NSF Call for Proposals Focused on Advancing Knowledge About STEM Teaching and Learning, and Workforce Development, for Individuals With Disabilities – Deadline:September 8
Spencer Foundation Call for Applications for Midcareer Grant Program – Deadline:September 13
NSB Report Emphasizes Higher Education Sector’s Essential Contributions to the Nation
Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research
- Study: Children of Children Who Went to Desegregated Schools Reap Benefits, Too
U.S. News & World Report, May 23
- The best school violence prevention program may start with raising test scores, study shows
The Hechinger Report, May 16
- 1-to-1 Laptop Initiatives Boost Student Scores, Study Finds
Education Week, May 17
- Popularity of Ed Tech Not Necessarily Linked to Products’ Impact
Education Week, May 10
- Study: Teacher Stress Reduction Leads to Instructional Improvement
Education Week, May 4
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. LevineManaging Editors: Tony Pals and John NeikirkContributors: Jean Agosto, Juliane Baron, Nathan Bell, Jessica Campbell, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager