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July 2, 2017

AERA Highlights – June 2017

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June 2017

AERA Publications News
Education Research Policy News
AERA Calls

Beyond AERA
AERA in the News
Video of the Month


AERA Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for Nominees
The AERA Nominating Committee seeks recommendations for candidates for AERA-wide offices.
AERA to Hold Two July Webinars on Communicating with Federal Policy Makers Locally
This July, AERA will hold two advocacy training webinars to prepare AERA members to meet with congressional offices in their home districts.
AERA Names Four Congressional Fellows for 2017-18
AERA has named four scholars as AERA Congressional Fellows for 2017-18. They will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on the staff of a member of Congress or a congressional committee, and use their research expertise to inform policy.
AERA Cosponsors “Parenting Matters” Symposium with Buffett Institute, National Academies
On June 6, the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska, in collaboration with AERA and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, hosted a “Parenting Matters” symposium, attracting more than 200 researchers, practitioners, and advocates from across the country, along with local policy makers.
AERA Announces 2017–18 Minority Dissertation Fellows 
AERA has announced the recipients of the 2017–18 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research and Travel Awards.

AERA Publications News

AERA Journals Top International Education and Educational Research Rankings
Both the Review of Educational Research (RER) and Educational Researcher (ER) ranked in the top ten for the 2016 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), just released in June.
2017 Annual Meeting Papers Now Available in Open-Access Online Repository
More than 2,500 full-text papers presented at the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting were added to AERA’s open-access Online Paper Repository in June.

Education Research Policy News

House Panel Holds Hearing on Education Research and Student Data Privacy
On June 28, the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held a hearing on “Exploring Opportunities to Strengthen Education Research While Protecting Student Privacy.”
National Academies Releases Report on the Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities
On June 9, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released an advance copy of the report The Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities: A Report for the National Science Foundation.
Congressional Committees Begin Work on FY 2018 Appropriations
Throughout June, the House and Senate appropriations subcommittees have worked on crafting legislation to fund federal agencies for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins on October 1.

AERA Calls

Beyond AERA

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

More AERA in the News

Video of the Month: 
AERA 2017 Presidential Address – Vivian L. Gadsden

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, McKinley Gillespie, Lori Diane Hill, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager

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