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December 15, 2016

AERA Announces Its Winter 2017 AERA Grants Program Competition

Another item from Tuesday’s inbox…

Dear AERA Member,

AERA announces its Winter 2017 AERA Grants Program competition, which is currently accepting proposals for both Dissertation and Research Grants until Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The AERA Grants Program, with support from the National Science Foundation, provides small grants for conducting studies of education policy and practice using federally-funded, large-scale data sets. Proposals are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

Below are short descriptions of each competition, along with links to the respective Calls for Proposals.

AERA Grants Program

AERA Dissertation Grants. AERA provides dissertation support for advanced doctoral students to undertake doctoral dissertations using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Dissertation Grants are awarded for one-year for an amount of up to $20,000.

AERA Research Grants. AERA provides small grants for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars to undertake quantitative research using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Research Grants are awarded for one or two years, for an amount of up to $35,000.

The next proposal deadline is Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Please do not hesitate to contact me via email (grantsprogram@aera.net) or phone (202-238-3200) if you have any questions regarding our program.

Best regards,

George L. Wimberly
Co-Principal Investigator, AERA-Grants Program
American Educational Research Association
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December 5, 2016

AERA Centennial Lecture/Open Forum, Seattle, December 6th–Special Invite from the Executive Director

Note this event tomorrow…

December 2, 2016

Dear Michael Barbour,

This is a reminder about the AERA Centennial Lecture and Open Forum on December 6 in Seattle, WA at 6:00 pm PST. If you have not already registered, we welcome your presence at Benaroya Hall.

As noted previously, the event starts with a short lecture from Professor Bruce McCandliss on “Early Education and the Brain: Making Novel Connections” followed by brief remarks from several expert commentators—knowledgeable also about the Seattle area. We welcome your coming and participating in the open discussion forum.

If you attend, we invite you to continue the conversation at an informal buffet reception that follows the formal program from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

If your schedule does not permit joining with us in person, we invite you to join us you remotely. The lecture-forum is being livestreamed.

Registration for in-person attendance or livestream is below.

Best wishes,

Felice

Felice J. Levine, PhD
Executive Director
flevine@aera.net
202-238-3201 (office)

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
THE AERA CENTENNIAL LECTURE
Early Education and the Brain:
Making Novel Connections 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Early childhood is a time of remarkable transformation in cognitive skills. It is also a time of remarkable challenge for educational systems that struggle to serve the needs of early learners. New understanding of brain circuitry from developmental cognitive neuroscience provides a unique vantage point for understanding how cognitive skills develop and the implications for how we teach young children.
Come hear this exciting lecture by renowned scholarBruce McCandliss.
Featured Speaker:
Bruce McCandliss is the head of the Educational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Stanford University, where he is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and the Department of Psychology.
Moderator: Linda Shaw, The Seattle Times
Informal Buffet Reception to Follow
When:
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
Where: 
Benaroya Hall

200 University St.
Seattle, WA 98101
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December 2, 2016

AERA Highlights – November 2016

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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November 2016

AERA News
Education Research Policy and Funding News
Extended AERA Calls

AERA Calls
Beyond AERA

AERA in the News


AERA News

AERA Nominating Committees Announce 2017 Slates for Offices
The Nominating Committees for AERA-wide and division offices completed their work identifying candidates for the forthcoming 2017 AERA election. The AERA-wide slates include the offices of President-Elect and Members-at-Large. The nominees for AERA-wide and division elections are set forth in the Nominating Committees’ reports.
AERA Special Referendum is Approved by Members
The AERA membership approved amendments to the AERA Bylaws that establish a separate Nominating Committee for the SIG Executive Committee. Previously, the SIG Executive Committee was responsible for seating candidates to run for open positions on the Committee.
Register Now for the Second AERA Centennial Lecture in Seattle (December 6)
The AERA Centennial Lecture Series, which aims to bring innovative education research and leading scholars to six cities across the United States, kicks off this evening (November 30) in Brooklyn, New York. On December 6, the second Centennial lecture and open forum will take place in Seattle, Washington.
Past President David R. Krathwohl Dies
AERA Past President (1968–1969) David R. Krathwohl died on October 13, 2016. Krathwohl was a leading education psychology researcher at several major universities, who authored and co-authored multiple books that have been widely translated and used by higher education institutions worldwide and served in national, regional, and campus leadership positions over the course of his career.

Education Research Policy and Funding News

Election Implications Loom for Federal Education Leadership, Education Research Funding 
With the transition to the incoming Donald Trump administration now underway, indications about possible key education and science appointments are closely being tracked by the research community in Washington, D.C. On November 23, President-elect Trump announced the selection of Betsy DeVos, chairwoman for the American Federation for Children, as the Secretary of Education.
National Board for Education Sciences and National Science Board Convene
The National Board for Education Sciences (NBES), the governing board for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), held a conference call on November 9. The National Science Board (NSB) convened for its fall quarterly meeting on November 8-9.

Extended AERA Calls


AERA Calls


Beyond AERA


AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-related 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, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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November 29, 2016

AERA Centennial Lecture, Seattle, December 6th

Note this event next week…

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
THE AERA CENTENNIAL LECTURE IN PERSON OR ON-LINE

Early Education and the Brain: Making Novel Connections

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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RSVP HERE<http://www.aeramail.org/l.jsp?d=2059.340594.78.1Sbp63Epq>

Early childhood is a time of remarkable transformation in cognitive skills. It is also a time of remarkable challenge for educational systems that struggle to serve the needs of early learners. New understanding of brain circuitry from developmental cognitive neuroscience provides a unique vantage point for understanding how cognitive skills develop and the implications for how we teach young children.

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Come hear this exciting lecture by renowned scholar Bruce McCandliss.

Featured Speaker:
Bruce McCandliss is the head of the Educational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Stanford University, where he is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and the Department of Psychology.

Moderator: Linda Shaw, The Seattle Times

Informal Buffet Reception to Follow

When:
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reception to follow

Where:
Benaroya Hall
200 University St.
Seattle, WA 98101

RSVP HERE <http://www.aeramail.org/l.jsp?d=2059.340596.78.1Sbp63Epq>

November 23, 2016

Join Us for the AERA Centennial Lecture – Educating Immigrant Students and Emergent Bilinguals, Brooklyn, Nov. 30, Live-stream Registration Available!

Another item from Monday’s inbox…

AERA Centennial Lecture Series & Discussion Forums
Educating Immigrant Students and Emergent Bilinguals

Register In-personRegister Live-stream

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