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February 2, 2017

AERA Highlights – January 2017

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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January 2017

AERA News
Education Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Calls
Upcoming Events and Calls from AERA Partner Organizations

AERA in the News


AERA News

AERA 2017 Election – Voting Opens January 31
On January 31, 2017, AERA will open the 2017 election with voting conducted by electronic ballot. Voting members will receive a personalized link by e-mail to access their ballot.
AERA Centennial Lecture Series Spotlights College Access and Success in Los Angeles
On January 11, AERA held its third Centennial Lecture and Discussion Forum in Los Angeles with Bridget Terry Long of Harvard University as the featured lecturer.
Centennial Lecture Series Continues February 22 in Oklahoma City with Focus on Early Child Care and Education
On February 22, the fourth AERA Centennial Lecture and Open Forum will feature Deborah Lowe Vandell (University of California, Irvine), who will present on “The Opportunities and Challenges of Early Child Care and Education.”
AERA Issues Statement on White House Executive Order on Visas and Immigration
AERA’s President and Executive Director write: “We are dismayed by the Trump administration’s unprecedented executive order that harshly restricts the travel of immigrant and nonimmigrant visitors to the United States.” Read more
AERA Speaks on Texas “Bathroom Bill”
AERA’s President and Executive Director write: “We have expressed our grave concerns about discriminatory practices that would deny equal access to transgender persons in our country.”Read more
AERA Offers Roster of Professional Development Courses at Annual Meeting
The AERA Professional Development and Training Program will be offering a robust program of courses for the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

Education Research Policy and Funding News

Neild Steps Down at IES, Brock Named New Interim Director 
Ruth Curran Neild left her position as the delegated director of the Institute of Education Sciences on January 13. Neild had served in this role since 2014, after the departure of John Easton.
HELP Committee Sends DeVos Nomination for Education Secretary to Full Senate
On January 31, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted 12–11 along party lines to approve the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, to be considered by the full Senate.
Education Committees Take Shape for 115th Congress 
With the swearing in of the 115th Congress at the beginning of January, committees responsible for funding and authorizing agencies supporting education research have announced both new and familiar faces.

AERA Calls


Upcoming Events and Calls from AERA Partner Organizations

COSSA Science Policy Conference and Social Science Advocacy Day  Washington, D.C.,March 29–30
The COSSA conference brings together members of the social and behavioral science community and provides a platform to engage with leaders of federal agencies, congressional staff, and colleagues from across the science and higher education communities.Call for Submissions for WERA Focal Meeting  Hong Kong, Nov. 30Dec. 2
Deadline: March 31
For more information about the WERA Focal Meeting and HKERA International Conference 2017, click here.

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, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, George Wimberley, and Martha Yager

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AERA Statement on the White House Executive Order on Visas and Immigration

A statement from the American Education Research Association on the latest EOs from the Trump administration.


Contact:
Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net
(202) 238-3235, (202) 288-9333 (cell)

Victoria Oms, voms@aera.net
(202) 238-3233

Statement by AERA President Vivian L. Gadsden and Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the White House Executive Order on Visas and Immigration
January 30, 2017
We are dismayed by the Trump administration’s unprecedented executive order that harshly restricts the travel of immigrant and nonimmigrant visitors to the United States. Aside from the shockingly discriminatory and counterproductive nature of the order—specifically, targeting people of Muslim faith and refugees in dire need of help—it also poses grave consequences for the scholarly exchange and collaboration that is at the heart of all science.

The administration’s executive order would limit the free flow of non-U.S. students and scholars at our institutions, put their safety at risk, and discourage international collaboration with U.S. institutions.

It is critical to education research in the United States to have the benefit of engaging and working with talented scholars and students from countries around the world to advance the highest quality scholarship. The new knowledge that stems from this research is also critical to improving education in the United States and worldwide.

We urge the White House to immediately revoke its executive order. The risk the order poses, not only to scholarly collaboration and knowledge production but also to America’s standing in the world, is far too dire.

About AERA
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Find AERA on Facebook and Twitter.

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January 5, 2017

Register to Attend the AERA Centennial Lecture – Supporting College Student Access and Success, Los Angeles, Jan. 11 – Livestream Reg is Available!

From yesterday’s inbox…

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
THE AERA CENTENNIAL LECTURE
Supporting College Student
Access and Success:
Making Sure Hard Work Pays Off
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center
Los Angeles, CA
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Higher education holds the promise of helping individuals achieve economic and social success while also providing numerous public benefits. Unfortunately, college access remains stratified by income and race, and less than half of students complete their intended postsecondary degrees. However, there is a growing body of evidence on policies and programs that are effective in improving postsecondary outcomes.
Come hear this exciting lecture by renowned scholarBridget Terry Long.
Featured Speaker:
Bridget Terry Long is Academic Dean and the Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Moderator:
Adolfo Guzman-LopezSouthern California Public Radio
Informal Buffet Reception to Follow
When:
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
Where: 
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center

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December 31, 2016

AERA 2017 Annual Meeting Registration and Housing Now Open

From the inbox a day or two or three ago on a slow blogging weekend…

Register Now
Online Registration and Housing Now Open

Register now and join more than 15,000 AERA members and scholars from aligned fields and disciplines in San Antonio, TX and select from over 2,500 sessions featuring high quality and timely education research. This year’s theme is “Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity.” This meeting will encourage education researchers to ask how we can transform the power of knowledge and scholarly discourses into public will, engaging practice, and responsive policy.

Register Rates Lower for AERA Members
AERA Members Receive a Sizable Discount on Meeting Registration

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. Adjustments and/or refunds for registration fees will not be given to individuals who register at the non-member rate and later join AERA.


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 Annual Meeting.
  4. Click ‘Register and Reserve a Hotel Room 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.

See you in San Antonio, TX!Questions? Please contact the AERA Meetings Team at 202-238-3200 orannualmtg@aera.net.

2017 Annual Meeting | Theme | Meeting Information and Accessibility | Housing and Travel
Meeting Registration
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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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December 29, 2016

End-Of-Year Update On Appropriations For IES

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Dear Michael Barbour,

Thank you for your support for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in fiscal year (FY) 2017. You were among more than 1,800 individuals and 89 organizations that signed onto a letter encouraging House Appropriations Committee members to provide adequate funding for the important research, data, and dissemination activities to serve students, teachers, and policymakers across the nation. Given all of the competing funding priorities during these tight budgets, it is critical that Members of Congress see this type of community engagement.

As you may already be aware, Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution last week that lasts until April 28, 2017. Until then, IES will be operating as if its budget is flat-funded at FY 2016 levels (minus an across-the-board cut of .19% for all agencies). When this current continuing resolution expires at the end of April, Congress will be faced with making a determination as whether to finalize IES and other Federal funding.

We appreciate your interest in IES and will do our best to share opportunities where your voice can make a difference as we get closer to April, when Congress will once again take up the FY 2017 budget, and as we look ahead to IES funding for FY 2018. On behalf of AERA and LEARN, we hope that you have a safe and wonderful holiday season.

Warm wishes,

Felice J. Levine, Ph.D.
Executive Director, American Educational Research Association

Glenn Good, Ph.D.
Co-Chair, Learning and Education Academic Research Network (LEARN)
Dean, University of Florida College of Education

Camilla Benbow, Ed.D.
Co-Chair, Learning and Education Academic Research Network (LEARN)
Dean, Education and Human Development, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

David Monk, Ph.D.
Co-Chair, Learning and Education Academic Research Network (LEARN)
Dean, College of Education, Penn State University


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