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March 20, 2017

Special 2017 Annual Meeting Message to AERA Participants and Members Worldwide

A notice from AERA over the weekend.

March 17, 2017

Dear AERA Annual Meeting Participants and Members,

Yesterday marked six weeks until the official start date of the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting. AERA’s President, Conference Co-Chairs, and Program Chairs for Divisions, SIGs, and Committees have now put their finishing touches on the program. Thanks to them and all of you, 2017 is a very strong program.

We encourage all participants to come early to San Antonio. The Opening Plenary starts at 6:30pm on April 27th followed by the AERA Fiesta! Our Fiesta celebrates and commemorates Fiesta San Antonio that is in full swing the last ten days of April and dates back to the late 19th century.

We sadly acknowledge that not all participants are able to come to the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting. U.S. Presidential Executive Orders have had a real as well as chilling effect on non-U.S. participants. Some number of attendees fear that they cannot obtain visas because of their countries of origin or their religious or ethnic identities. Some participants who can attend the meeting are signally their concerns about U.S. statements of policy regarding the safe passage of visitors and permanent residents.

After the first Executive Order, AERA issued a statement underscoring our concerns about policies that use suspect, discriminatory criteria to limit entry into the United States. We remain concerned about denying access to scholars and students who mutually benefit from collaboration and exchange.

We have already taken affirmative steps to support participants who cannot attend because of circumstances that could prevent their entry or sense of safety while in the United States. We are issuing refunds of registration fees and offering alternative methods of presentation to those in these circumstances. If you are in a similar situation, please let us know by sending an email to Executive.Director@aera.net.

We would like to remind all presenters that you can contribute to making the meeting accessible worldwide by uploading your final papers to the AERA Online Paper Repository by the deadline of March 31, 2017 and indicating that it can be accessible to all readers. AERA offers the repository as an open access service through the AERA website. AERA authenticates the uploading of all papers. Those individuals worldwide who cannot attend the AERA Annual Meeting can benefit from reading current work if all presenters make that work accessible through the repository.

AERA is taking further steps to make additional sessions at the AERA Annual Meeting more accessible. In recent years, we have invested in expanding the number of web streamed sessions featured, to a total of 15. We are pleased to announce that for this year, due to the current circumstances, AERA will double that number and absorb the cost of doing so. We hope those who planned to attend the AERA Annual Meeting but now find that they cannot do so will benefit from expanded opportunities to view Annual Meeting sessions via the internet.

This email is intended to let you know that AERA appreciates the strong interest and engagement of education researchers in the AERA Annual Meeting. For those who unfortunately cannot be with us this year, we hope that a liberal refund policy, alternative modes of presentation of papers, expanded numbers of papers in the AERA Online Paper Repository, and access to a greater number of featured sessions via web streaming will underscore that you are in our hearts and minds.

Do not hesitate to reach us via email at Executive.Director@aera.net. On behalf of the staff and the AERA leadership, we look forward to seeing almost of all of you in San Antonio next month.

Cordially,

Felice

Felice J. Levine, PhD
Executive Director


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Washington, DC 20005
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March 15, 2017

AERA 2017 Annual Meeting Paper Upload and Final Program Changes

Note this AERA annual meeting update.

Deadline to Make Program Changes
Deadline: March 16, 2017
The deadline to make any program changes including changes to paper titles, session titles, and authors, as well as Session Chairs and Discussants is March 16, 2017. Please email changes to annualmtg@aera.net.

Paper Upload Specifications and Instructions
Deadline: March 31, 2017
The Online Program System is now open for individual paper authors and session submission authors to upload a copy of the final paper to be presented at the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting. All papers must be uploaded no later than March 31, 2017. Session chairs and discussants (if applicable) will review the uploaded papers through the system in order to prepare for the session.
View complete Paper Specification and Upload Instructions.

Online Paper Repository
All authors may elect to have their papers, presentations or commentary papers included in the AERA online papers repository. Many elected to do so at the time of submission, but the option remains available at the time of uploading your final paper. The repository is intended to provide broad dissemination of research presentations made at Annual Meetings.

2017 Annual Meeting | Theme | Contact AERA
2017 Annual Meeting
“Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity”
Thursday, April 27 – Monday, May 1, 2017
San Antonio, TX


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March 12, 2017

New AERA Online Journal Platform

One for my academic readers…

AERA is pleased to inform you that AERA journals have migrated to a new online platform, SAGE Journals, featuring enhanced security. Tomorrow, March 9, you will need to activate your account on the SAGE site to access your entitled journal content. As an AERA member, your account and journal access has been set up for you, utilizing your mkbarbour@gmail.com email address on file with AERA. In order to activate your account on the SAGE Journals platform, please follow the instructions below:

  • Please click the following link: http://journals.sagepub.com/action/requestResetPassword
  • Complete your account setup by using the email address on file with AERA and setting a new password.
  • Access to your AERA journals will then be automatically available to you. Click on My Tools and My Account to view your journals under My Content.
  • Should you wish to change your email address on the SAGE Journals platform, first log in with the email address AERA has on file, then go to Personal Details on the My Account screen to update your email address.
  • You may wish to bookmark the following link for your easy access: http://journals.sagepub.com. For assistance accessing your online journals, please contact SAGE Customer Service at 805-499-9774 or send an email to onlinesupport@sagepub.co.uk.


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1430 K Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
www.aera.net

    

March 11, 2017

2017 AERA Annual Meeting Online Program is Now Open

We’ve been waiting for this for almost – maybe more than – a month…

Annual Meeting Online Program Open
Online Program Now Available
The online searchable program for the 2017 Annual Meeting is now open. Log in to view the online program schedule. Under the leadership of AERA President Vivian L. Gadsden, 2017 Annual Meeting General Program Chairs James Earl Davis and Angela E. Arzubiaga, and the program and section chairs of Divisions and SIGs, and Committees, the 2017 program is comprised of over 2,600 sessions featuring high quality and timely work in education research.

The program can be browsed by day and time and has a universal search function to search by presenter/participant’s name or affiliation, session title/topic, and paper title/topic. Select the session that is of interest to you, and place it in your personal schedule.

Deadline to Make Program Changes
Deadline: March 16, 2017
The deadline to make any program changes including changes to paper titles, session titles, and authors, as well as Session Chairs and Discussants is March 16, 2017. Please email changes to annualmtg@aera.net.

Early Bird Registration
Deadline: March 10, 2017
AERA members receive a sizable discount on meeting registration. To get the special member registration rate, please make sure you have renewed your AERA membership for 2017. You will be able to renew your membership and reserve your hotel while registering for the meeting.

Take advantage of the early bird registration rates and access your hotel of choice at the special conference rate. Rooms at the major headquarters hotels are quickly filling up so reserve your hotel room today. The early bird registration deadline is March 10. AERA membership must be current through December 2017 for the special member registration discount.


Register now for early bird rates and preferred hotel reservations.

How to Register:

  1. Login.
  2. Click ‘My AERA’ at the top of the page.
  3. On the ‘My AERA’ page, scroll down to the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting.
  4. Click ‘Register and Make Your Hotel Reservation Now’.
  5. Once you complete your registration, you can make your online hotel reservation by clicking the Hotel Reservation button in the upper left side of the registration confirmation summary screen.

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio, Texas and joining us for our AERA Fiesta!

Questions? Please contact AERA at 202-238-3200 or annualmtg@aera.net.

2017 Annual Meeting | Theme | Contact AERA
2017 Annual Meeting
“Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity”
Thursday, April 27 – Monday, May 1, 2017
San Antonio, TX


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March 2, 2017

AERA Highlights – February 2017

Note this newsletter I received on Tuesday.

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February 2017

AERA News
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


AERA 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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