From Tuesday’s inbox…
Marta Tienda to Give Brown Lecture October 20 in D.C.–Register Now
At AERA’s 2016 Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 20, Princeton University Professor Marta Tienda will ask whether it is possible to rewrite the social contract so that education is a fundamental right—a statutory guarantee—that is both uniform across states and federally enforceable.
National Centennial Lecture Series to Launch in November
AERA will launch a Centennial Lecture Series featuring education research lectures to be held across the United States from November 2016 through April 2017. The series will feature six lectures with each accompanied by an open discussion forum of policy leaders and scholars.
AERA and WERA Convene Meeting of the Americas Education Research Associations
On September 8–10, AERA and the World Education Research Association jointly convened the first-ever meeting of education research associations in the Americas. The meeting, held in Washington, D.C., brought together 23 representatives from 16 associations and related research organizations from throughout the Americas.
AERA Advocacy and Policy Updates
Education Research Community Letter Urges Congress to Support IES Funding–Sign-on Deadline October 3
AERA and the Learning and Education Academic Research Network are circulating a letter across the education research community to encourage Congress to support the Institute of Education Sciences in the 2017 fiscal year budget.
AERA Advocates for Education Researcher as Occupation in SOC
AERA submitted comments on September 19 urging the Standard Occupational Classification Policy Committee to explicitly include education researcher as an occupational category. The SOC is the basic system used by the Office of Management and Budget and federal statistical agencies to classify workers into categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, and disseminating data.
AERA Consortium of Universities and Research Institutions Holds Fall Policy Meeting
The AERA Consortium of Universities and Research Institutions met on September 18–19 for its annual two-day fall policy meeting in Washington, D.C. Representatives from more than 50 schools and colleges of education and research institutions attended.
Education Research Policy and Funding News
NAGB Seeks Nominations for Four Positions, Names Six Other Appointees
The U.S. Department of Education is seeking qualified candidates for four positions on its National Assessment Governing Board. The Governing Board sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as The Nation’s Report Card.
IES Rolls Out New What Works Clearinghouse Website
On September 13, the Institute of Education Sciences launched a new What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) website. Established in 2002, the WWC reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Its goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.
- Call for 2017 Awards Nominations – Deadline for Outstanding Book Award: October 25 | Deadline for All Other Awards: November 2
- Call for Minority Fellowship Applications – Deadline: November 1
- Call for 2017 Fellows Nominations – Deadline: November 15
- Call for Education Research Service Projects Proposals – Deadline: December 15
- NCES Releases Changes in Pell Grant Participation and Median Income of Recipients
- Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education Accepting Applications for IES-Funded Methods Training Session
- State Education Reforms Website Updated with Data on Prekindergarten Enrollment and Teacher Qualifications, Certifications
Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research
- The Benefit of Being the Big Kid on the Playground
The Atlantic, September 22
- As if being 12-years-old wasn’t hard enough, a new study confirms many schools make it even harder
Quartz, September 20
- Schools With Wider Grade Spans Have Less Bullying, N.Y.C. Study Finds
Education Week, September 20
- Sixth Grade Is Tough; It Helps To Be ‘Top Dog’
NPR, September 19
- Hillary Clinton Answers 10 Questions on Early Education
The Atlantic, September 6
- Rich Parents Spend Much More on School Prep for Young Children
Education Week, September 2
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