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October 4, 2017

AERA Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

From Monday’s inbox.


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Tony Pals, tpals@aera.net
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AERA Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas
Executive Director Felice J. Levine Extends Condolences, Urges Lifting Restrictions on Gun Violence Research

October 2, 2017
The massacre in Las Vegas last night, coming a week after the senseless shooting in a Tennessee church, is the latest national tragedy by gun violence. Each event is horrific beyond belief. We extend our condolences to the victims and their families and friends.

In this period of human devastation and public pain, it is incumbent upon us to confront our collective responsibilities as researchers, educators, and policy makers to engage in a dialogue about the pervasive and lethal effects of guns in the hands of those seeking to render violence. We owe immediate action to those who have been harmed or have lost their lives and to those who care about them. We owe this also to persons throughout our nation who seek to pursue their lives freely and safely—in schools, on campuses, and in public spaces across our cities and communities.

Once again, AERA calls on Congress to lift restrictions that prevent the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from conducting gun violence research. These restrictions obstruct the development and implementation of evidence-based policies and programs that foster gun safety.

AERA also continues to urge the education research community to redouble its commitment to developing and promoting research-based programs and policies to reduce the risk of violence in public areas. AERA has been, and will continue to be, vocal on this issue, as in past statements on the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School; in Charleston, S.C.; at Umpqua Community College; and in Orlando.

AERA stands with all affected by these tragic events.

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.

This statement is available online.

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October 3, 2017

AERA Highlights – September 2017

A newsletter from Friday’s or Saturday’s inbox.

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September 2017

AERA News
Education Research Policy and Funding News
New AERA Calls
Continuing AERA Calls

Beyond AERA
AERA in the News
Video of the Month


AERA News

Alfredo Artiles to Give Brown Lecture
At AERA’s 2017 Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 19, Alfredo Artiles, the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education and Dean of Graduate Education at Arizona State University, will examine long-standing challenges and risks associated with conducting and using research on complex equity problems.
Online Registration and Housing for 2018 Annual Meeting to Open October 9
AERA is pleased to announce that registration and housing for the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting will open October 9.
AERA Issues Statements on Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria
The destruction caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria has created immense pain and hardship. AERA expresses concern to our colleagues, students, and all people throughout Florida, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the entire Caribbean who are experiencing significant harm and loss. Read the Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria statements.
AERA Consortium of Universities and Research Institutions Convenes for 2017 Fall Policy Meeting
The AERA Consortium of Universities and Research Institutions met on September 17–18 for its annual two-day fall policy meeting in Washington, D.C.
AERA Celebrates #ThankAScientist Week
During the week of September 18, AERA joined eight other national scientific organizations across a diversity of disciplines to recognize and celebrate the contributions of researchers during #ThankAScientist week.


Education Research Policy and Funding News

Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Releases Final Report
The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking this month released its final report detailing legislative priorities and regulatory recommendations for evidence building and data management in the federal government.
House Fails to Introduce Amendment to Slash IES Funding, Budget Deal Reached for Start of FY 2018
A proposed amendment to the House omnibus appropriations bill for FY 2018 that would have slashed funding at the Institute of Education Sciences by $195 million was ultimately not introduced on the House floor during debate on September 13.
AAAS and AAU Hold Webinar on Scientific Storytelling
The lasting impact of storytelling was discussed with science researchers throughout the country during a September 6 webinar, “Golden Goose: Celebrating Science through Storytelling.”

New AERA Calls


Continuing 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: 
Thirteenth Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research (2016) with Dr. Marta Tienda



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, Jonathan Fera, David Presgraves, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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September 21, 2017

Help Us Celebrate #ThankAScientist Week!

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

Help Us Celebrate #ThankAScientist Week!

This week is #ThankAScientist week! During #ThankAScientist week, AERA, along with other scientific organizations, encourages Twitter users to reach out and thank scientists from all fields for the research they produce and how they have positively impacted our society.

Visit the AERA website to see the select group of highlighted education researchers and the work that they do. These scholars represent a range of high-quality education research being produced by the field and actively use Twitter to connect research and knowledge to societal issues. Take a moment this week to tweet and show your appreciation to these scientists and other members of the field for the contributions they have made to education research.

Make sure to use the hashtag #ThankAScientist in your appreciation tweets and follow AERA on Twitter to see highlights from this special week!


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

September 11, 2017

AERA Statement On Proposed Amendment Slashing Federal Education Research Funding

A notice from this past week.


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

Jonathan Fera, jfera@aera.net
(202) 238-3233(414) 610-5661 (cell)

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on Proposed Amendment Slashing Federal Education Research Funding
September 7, 2017

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) strongly opposes the Rooney Amendment to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018 (H. R. 3354), currently under consideration in the House of Representatives. The amendment would slash federal funding for the non-partisan Institute of Education Sciences (IES) by one-third, gravely undermining this important agency’s mission of advancing independent scientific evidence, statistics, and data.

The amendment’s call to cut $195 million in critical education research funding will impede the improvement of teaching and learning in our schools. The amendment also contradicts current budgetary support for IES from the House of Representatives, Senate, and the Trump administration.

IES, a premier federal source for education research, evaluation, and statistics, must be fully funded so that educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders can continue to improve outcomes for all students.

AERA urges all House members to vote NO on Amendment #73. We must preserve education research funding and continue the growth of scientific knowledge throughout our nation.

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.

This statement is available online.

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September 4, 2017

AERA Highlights – August 2017

From the inbox this past Thursday.

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August 2017

AERA News
Education Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Calls

Beyond AERA
AERA in the News
Video of the Month


AERA News

From the Desks of the President and Executive Director: Providing Our Support for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey has created enormous personal and professional distress to the people of Texas and the Gulf Coast. The suffering of individuals and communities in the region is horrible and the loss of lives and property is tragic. AERA supports our colleagues, students, and all others affected by this disaster.
NSF Provides Major Award for AERA Grants Program
Earlier this month, AERA received a five-year $4.3 million award from the National Science Foundation to support the work of the AERA Grants Program to advance knowledge and capacity building related to STEM using large-scale national and international data resources.
Americas Initiative Continues with AERA-WERA Participation in Chile
The Americas initiative in education research, launched in September 2016, took another step forward with meetings convened in Santiago, Chile, on August 8–11.
AERA Issues Statement on the Hateful Acts in Charlottesville
On August 18, AERA Present Deborah Loewenberg Ball and Executive Director Felice J. Levine released a statement condemning racism in all its forms and joining others throughout the nation in the fight to eradicate hate, injustice, and racial violence. Read the statement
AERA to Co-sponsor ASA Symposium on Statistical Inference
AERA, along with the American Psychological Association, is co-sponsoring the 2017 American Statistical Association Symposium on Statistical Inference, October 11-13, in Bethesda, Md.
Inaugural AERA Congressional Fellow Reflects on Year on Capitol Hill
Read about Jenna Sablan’s time on Capitol Hill as the 2016-17 AERA/AAAS Congressional Fellow.
COSSA’s “Why Social Science Matters” Blog Features Post by AERA Government Relations Director
This month, the Consortium of Social Science Associations’ “Why Social Science Matters” blog featured a post by AERA Government Relations Director Juliane Baron on the importance of education research. Read the post


Education Research Policy and Funding News

COPAFS Names New Executive Director
The Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics, which advocates for the development and dissemination of high-quality federal statistics, recently named former U.S. Census Bureau director John H. Thompson as executive director, effective July 24.
AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Examines the “Right to Science”
The Science and Human Rights Coalition of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held its summer meeting in July in Washington, D.C.
National Science Board Holds Summer Quarterly Meeting
The National Science Board, which sets priorities in consultation with the National Science Foundation, held its summer meeting on August 15-16.
Q&A: NSF’s Julio López-Ferrao Discusses Funding Opportunities for Early Career Scholars
Julio E. López-Ferrao joined the former National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Educational System Reform as a program director in 1996 and has served in a range of roles throughout his time at NSF.

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 Centennial Lecture – The Opportunities and Challenges of Early Child Care and Education



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, Jonathan Fera, McKinley Gillespie, Sylvie Nguyen-Fawley, David Presgraves, Anna Rappoport, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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