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September 30, 2016

AERA Highlights – September 2016

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September 2016

AERA Advocacy and Policy Updates
Education Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Calls
Beyond AERA

AERA in the News


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.

AERA Calls

Beyond AERA

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

More AERA in the News

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. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
Contributors: Juliane Baron, Nathan Bell, Megan Bennett, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Jessica (Campbell) Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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