From the inbox on Tuesday or Wednesday…
AERA Unveils Knowledge Forum Ed-Talk Videos and Research Fact Sheets
AERA has just released videos of 31 Ed-Talks along with corresponding research fact sheets that were major components of AERA Knowledge Forum events earlier this year.
AERA to Vote on Bylaw Change for Nominating SIG Executive Committee
AERA voting members will have the opportunity to vote on a bylaw change to allow for a new procedure for nominating AERA SIG members to serve as members of the SIG Executive Committee.
Research Policy and Funding News
National Academies Holds Seminar on Strengthening News Coverage of Social and Behavioral Science
The National Academies Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences held a day-long seminar on August 9 on how to improve news coverage of social and behavioral science.
National Science Board Holds Summer Meeting
Maria Zuber, vice president for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, gaveled in her first National Science Board meeting as chair on Tuesday, August 9.
NAEd Holds Workshop on Balancing “Big Data” Research Needs and Student Privacy
The National Academy of Education convened education researchers, legal experts on privacy, technology representatives, and federal employees in a workshop on “Big Data in Education: Balancing Research Needs and Student Privacy,” held on August 9–10.
- Call for 2017 Awards Nominations – Deadline for Outstanding Book Award: October 25 | Deadline for All Other Awards: November 2
- Call for 2017 Fellows Nominations – Deadline: November 15
- Call for Education Research Service Projects Proposals – Deadline: December 15
- Call for Dissertation and Research Grant Applications – Deadline Extended:September 15
- Call for Proposals for Education Research Conferences – Deadline: September 20
- Call for Minority Fellowship Applications – Deadline: November 1
- Sean F. Reardon Discusses New AERA Open Article–“Recent Trends in Income, Racial, and Ethnic School Readiness Gaps at Kindergarten Entry”
- Jon Valant Discusses New ER Article–“The Politics of Achievement Gaps: U.S. Public Opinion on Race-Based and Wealth-Based Differences in Test Scores”
Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research
- Surprise! Amid Rising Inequality, One School Gap is Narrowing
NPR, August 28
- The Good News About Educational Inequality
The New York Times, August 26
- Low-income kindergartners are closing the achievement gap, reversing a decades-old trend
The Washington Post, August 26
- Study: Poor Kindergartners Are Catching Up
U.S. News & World Report, August 26
- Americans are more concerned about wealth-based achievement gaps than race
PBS “NewsHour”, August 12
- Racial Gaps: Does the Public Care?
Inside Higher Ed, August 12
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