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December 23, 2014

AERA Highlights – December 2014

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December 2014

AERA News
Research Funding and Policy News
AERA Centennial Calls
Other Calls
New on the AERA Website
AERA in the News


AERA News

AERA Nominating Committees Announce 2015 Slates for Offices
The Nominating Committees for AERA-wide and division offices have completed their work identifying candidates for the forthcoming 2015 AERA election.
Online Registration and Housing Open for 2015 AERA Annual Meeting
Join thousands of AERA members and scholars from aligned fields and disciplines in Chicago for the 2015 Annual Meeting, and choose from more than 2,000 sessions featuring high-quality and timely education research.
Past President John Goodlad Dies
AERA Past President John I. Goodlad died November 29 at his home in Seattle at age 94. Goodlad, professor emeritus in the University of Washington’s College of Education and co-founder of the Center for Educational Renewal, served as AERA President in 1967–1968.

Research Funding and Policy News

Congress Adjourns Without Senate Vote on IES Reauthorization
The bill to reauthorize the Institute of Education Sciences, the Strengthening Education Through Research Act, H.R. 4366, failed to receive a vote on the Senate floor before the Senate’s adjournment on Tuesday, December 16.
Spending Bill Spares Education Research Funding From Major Cuts
Congress passed an appropriations bill for the remainder of the 2015 fiscal year during the week of December 8, narrowly avoiding a government shutdown.
AERA Urges Congress to Safeguard NIH Peer-Review System
AERA joined more than 125 organizations in the Coalition to Promote Research earlier this month to express support for the peer-review process at the National Institutes of Health.
OMB Issues New Statistical Policy Directive
The Office of Management and Budget published the final version of a new statistical policy directive (Statistical Policy Directive No. 1: Fundamental Responsibilities of Federal Statistical Agencies) in the Federal Register on December 2.
Education Department Releases Draft Regulations on Teacher Preparation Programs
On December 3, the Federal Register published a long-awaited draft of regulations on teacher preparation from the U.S. Department of Education, intended to improve the quality—and increase the accountability—of teacher preparation programs.
White House Announces Education Research Initiatives at College Opportunity Summit
New federal education research initiatives were among the 600 government and university actions announced by President Obama and college and university presidents during a December 4 White House summit on college opportunity.
NSF Releases New Accountability and Transparency Practices
The National Science Foundation has released new practices for enhancing transparency and accountability of NSF-funded grants.
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AERA Centennial Calls


Other Calls 


New on the AERA Website

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AERA in the News

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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, Lauren Green, Bridget Jameson, Sylvie Nguyen, Christy Talbot, Martha Yager
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December 22, 2014

AERA15 Insider – December 2014

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AERA15 Insider
December 2014The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research and a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow’s education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world. Leading up to the 2015 Annual Meeting, AERA15 Insider will provide a monthly glance at meeting highlights and features. We invite you to join us Thursday, April 16 – Monday, April 20 for five rewarding days of ideas, engagement, networking, and professional advancement.
In this Issue:Online Registration and Housing Now Available


Chicago-Themed Sessions at the Annual Meeting


Film Expo Seeks Recommendations 


Discover Chicago


JOIN US IN CHICAGO
April 16–20, 2015

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Meeting-at-a-Glance


Key Dates

More key dates on the
Annual Meeting page »


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Online Registration and Housing Now Available

Join more than 13,000 AERA members and scholars from aligned fields and disciplines in Chicago and select from over 2,000 sessions featuring high-quality and timely education research. 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 2015.

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Windy City Focus
Chicago-Themed Sessions at the Annual Meeting

From the restructuring of public education to the development of teacher preparation partnerships, several Annual Meetingsessions take a close look at issues and trends impacting education in Chicago, assess their local ramifications, and examine how they fit into broader developments. Although the full Annual Meeting schedule will not be available until February, take a sneak peak now at our preliminary list of Chicago-themed sessions.

Illuminating
Justice-in-Action
Film Expo Seeks Recommendations

The AERA Invited Film Expo Screening, held in conjunction with the 2015 Annual Meeting, seeks recommendations from AERA members. The film expo will provide opportunities for meeting attendees to interrogate the evidence of various forms of injustice, particularly regarding issues of culture, language, and heritage. Recommendations — dueJanuary 4 — should illuminate justice-in-action in the everyday lives of people, locally and globally.

Discover Chicago
An American Treasure

Chicago is more than just a big city. Besides its striking downtown, which includes some of the tallest buildings in the world, Chicago has a distinctive coastline, hundreds of vibrant parks, and more than 200 unique neighborhoods. It is this truly distinctive mix of global attractions and local charm that make this city second to none. Visit the AERA Chicago Tourism website for information on attractions, tours, museums, dining, getting around, and more.

2015 Annual Meeting PageTheme | General Info | Program Info | Registration | 
Meeting Services | Housing & Travel | Visiting Chicago | Exhibitor Info | Contact AERA
2015 Annual Meeting
“Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in
Education Research and Praxis”
Thursday, April 16Monday, April 20, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

 


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December 19, 2014

AERA 2015 Annual Meeting Registration and Housing Now Open

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Online Registration and Housing Now Open
Register now and join more than 13,000 AERA members and scholars from aligned fields and disciplines in Chicago, Illinois and select from over 2,000 sessions featuring high quality and timely education research. This year’s theme — “Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis” — is a call to examine the meaning of culture, language, and heritage in education research and praxis with the aim of advancing justice.
Registration 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 2015.  You will be able to renew your membership and reserve your hotel while registering for the meeting.

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 2015 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.

See you in Chicago!

Questions?  Please contact AERA at 202-238-3200 or annualmtg@aera.net.
2015 Annual Meeting PageTheme | General Info | Program Info | Registration | Meeting Services
Housing & Travel | Visiting Chicago | Exhibitor Info | Film Expo Contact AERA
2015 Annual Meeting
“Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in
Education Research and Praxis”
Thursday, April 16Monday, April 20, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

 


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December 16, 2014

Season’s Greetings from AERA

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November 24, 2014

AERA15 Insider – November 2014

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AERA15 Insider
November 2014

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research and a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow’s education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world. Leading up to the 2015 Annual Meeting, AERA15 Insider will provide a monthly glance at meeting highlights and features. Join us April 16-20 for five rewarding days of ideas, engagement, networking, and professional advancement.

In this Issue:

New at the Annual Meeting


Onsite AERA Career Center


Welcoming Orientation


Discover Chicago


JOIN US IN CHICAGO
April 16–20, 2015

Meeting-at-a-Glance

Registration and housing will open
mid-December.

Online program available in mid-February.


About the Theme
The 2015 Annual Meeting theme is intended to focus our attention on justice—locally as well as globally—in a spirit of mutually respectful collaborative engagement with our disciplines and modes of inquiry in the context of the world around us. Read more


New at the 2015 AERA Annual Meeting
Education Research-to-Performance Youth Apprentice Program Research Festival

Participants in the AERA Education Research-to-Performance Youth Apprentice Program will exhibit their developing and ongoing work during a Research Festival at the Annual Meeting. Under the guidance of senior education researchers, high school students will participate in a series of activities—performances, exhibits, and paper and poster presentations—designed to enhance their appreciation of education research, deepen their engagement in it, and inspire them to recognize just how powerful and persuasive knowledge production can be.

Looking for a New Opportunity?
Take Advantage of the Onsite AERA Career Center

The AERA Career Center is an onsite space at the Annual Meeting where employers and job seekers meet for prescheduled interviews. Job seekers have the chance to meet with recruiters and hiring employers. Employers have the rare opportunity to meet with multiple job candidates of the highest caliber all in one location. Registration opens in December.

New to AERA or the Annual Meeting?
Get Your Bearings at the Welcoming Orientation

New members and first-time meeting attendees are encourage to attend an hour-long orientation session the morning of April 17. Chaired by AERA President Joyce E. King, President-Elect Jeannie Oakes, and Executive Director Felice J. Levine, the session will offer an opportunity to learn more about AERA, the benefits of membership, and how to navigate the Annual Meeting.

Discover Chicago
An American Treasure

Chicago is more than just a big city. Besides its striking downtown, which includes some of the tallest buildings in the world, Chicago has a distinctive coastline, hundreds of vibrant parks and more than 200 unique neighborhoods. It’s this truly distinctive mix of global attractions and local charm that make this city second to none. Visit the AERA Chicago Tourism website for information on attractions, tours, museums, dining, getting around, and more.

2015 Annual Meeting PageTheme | General Info | Program Info | Registration | 
Meeting Services | Housing & Travel | Visiting Chicago | Exhibitor Info | Contact AERA
2015 Annual Meeting
“Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in
Education Research and Praxis”
Thursday, April 16Monday, April 20, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

 


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