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March 2, 2017

AERA Highlights – February 2017

Note this newsletter I received on Tuesday.

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February 2017

Education Research Policy and Funding News
News from AERA Partner Organizations
New AERA Call

Ongoing AERA Call
New on the AERA Website

AERA in the News


Lawrence-Lightfoot, Rumbaut to Give Distinguished Lectures at Annual Meeting
AERA President Vivian L. Gadsden has announced that Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot and Rubén Rumbaut will give the two major distinguished lectures at the 2017 Annual Meeting.
New AERA Fellows to Be Inducted at Annual Meeting
AERA has announced the selection of 14 scholars as 2017 AERA Fellows. AERA Fellows are selected on the basis of their notable and sustained research achievements. Read more
AERA Centennial Lecture Series Highlights Early Child Care and Education in Oklahoma City 
On February 22, AERA held its fourth Centennial Lecture and Discussion Forum in Oklahoma City with Deborah Lowe Vandell of the University of California, Irvine, as the featured lecturer.
Centennial Lecture Series to Focus on Schools and Poverty – Detroit, March 23
On March 23, the fifth AERA Centennial Lecture and Open Forum will feature Charles Payne (University of Chicago), who will present on “The Limits of Schooling, The Power of Poverty.”
AERA to Partner with March for Science 
AERA has announced that it will partner with the March for Science to support the importance and value of science as a public good.
President-Elect Ball Calls for Committee Nominations
Each AERA president alerts the membership when the committee appointment process is about to begin. Your professional service is vital to the ongoing work of the association.

Education Research Policy and Funding News

Education Researchers Selected as Presidential Early Career Awardees 
In January, then-President Barack Obama announced the 2017 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
Senate Introduces Scientific Integrity Act
Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced the “Scientific Integrity Bill” (S. 338) on February 7.
House Education Committee Kicks Off With Hearings on School Choice and Higher Education 
The House Education and Workforce Committee launched its legislative agenda for the 115th Congress, holding two hearings in February focused on education policy.

News from AERA Partner Organizations

COSSA Launches “Why Social Science?” Website 
In January the Consortium of Social Science Associations launched a new project, Why Social Science?, that aims to share the benefits and contributions of federally funded social and behavioral science research with the public and encourage its widespread use for tackling challenges of national importance.
Nasir Named Spencer Foundation President
Na’ilah Suad Nasir, an AERA Fellow and active AERA member, has been named the next president of the Spencer Foundation.

New AERA Call

Ongoing AERA Call

New on the AERA Website

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, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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