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October 31, 2016

AERA Highlights – October 2016

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October 2016

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AERA News

Marta Tienda Delivers 13th Annual Brown Lecture
Marta Tienda, a leading scholar on immigration, population diversification, and poverty and the roles they play in access to education, delivered the 13th annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 20.
AERA Leadership Convenes for Fall Meeting
More than 130 of AERA’s leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., October 21–22, for the association’s 2016 Coordinated Committee Meeting. This annual event provides an opportunity for most of AERA’s committees to meet individually, but also to come together collectively in general sessions to address issues of significance to the field.
AERA Books Program Announces eChapters for Sale
AERA has just announced eChapters, a new feature of its Books Program. This new initiative is intended to provide an affordable option to those readers who have a specific interest in a single chapter rather than an entire volume.

Education Research Policy and Funding News

Education Department Releases Guidance on Using Evidence in Education Decisions 
As states and school districts implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Department of Education has issued non-regulatory guidance on various provisions of the law. In September, the department released Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments to assist local stakeholders in decision-making on evidence-based interventions.
Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Seeks Input on Data UseComments Due November 14 
The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, created by bipartisan legislation passed in March 2016, is charged with producing a report that identifies how the federal government can enhance the use of data and evidence to improve federal programs and policies.
President Obama’s Social and Behavorial Sciences Team Releases 2016 Annual Report 
The White House National Science and Technology Council released the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team 2016 Annual Report on September 15. The report updates the progress toward incorporating social and behavioral science research in the design of federal policies and programs, encouraged last year in an executive order from President Barack Obama.

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AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

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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, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Jessica (Campbell) Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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October 30, 2016

The Full Webcast Of The Brown Lecture Is Now Available!

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The webcast of this year’s AERA Brown Lecture is now available for your viewing pleasure! Click the video below to watch.


13th Annual Brown Lecture
Public Education and the Social Contract: Restoring the Promise in an Age of Diversity and Division

About the Speaker
Marta Tienda (Princeton University), Maurice P. During ’22 Professor in Demographic Studies, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, with joint affiliations in the Office of Population Research and the Woodrow Wilson School, has been selected to present the 2016 Brown Lecture on
October 20. Learn more

Abstract
Where does the social contract guaranteeing equal access to quality education reside? Not in the U.S. Constitution, which laid the foundation for educational inequality by delegating the responsibility for public education to the states. Read more


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September 30, 2016

AERA Highlights – September 2016

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September 2016

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AERA News

Marta Tienda to Give Brown Lecture October 20 in D.C.–Register Now
At AERA’s 2016 Brown Lecture in Education Research on October 20, Princeton University Professor Marta Tienda will ask whether it is possible to rewrite the social contract so that education is a fundamental right—a statutory guarantee—that is both uniform across states and federally enforceable.
National Centennial Lecture Series to Launch in November
AERA will launch a Centennial Lecture Series featuring education research lectures to be held across the United States from November 2016 through April 2017. The series will feature six lectures with each accompanied by an open discussion forum of policy leaders and scholars.
AERA and WERA Convene Meeting of the Americas Education Research Associations
On September 8–10, AERA and the World Education Research Association jointly convened the first-ever meeting of education research associations in the Americas. The meeting, held in Washington, D.C., brought together 23 representatives from 16 associations and related research organizations from throughout the Americas.

AERA Advocacy and Policy Updates

Education Research Community Letter Urges Congress to Support IES Funding–Sign-on Deadline October 3 
AERA and the Learning and Education Academic Research Network are circulating a letter across the education research community to encourage Congress to support the Institute of Education Sciences in the 2017 fiscal year budget.
AERA Advocates for Education Researcher as Occupation in SOC
AERA submitted comments on September 19 urging the Standard Occupational Classification Policy Committee to explicitly include education researcher as an occupational category. The SOC is the basic system used by the Office of Management and Budget and federal statistical agencies to classify workers into categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, and disseminating data.
AERA Consortium of Universities and Research Institutions Holds Fall Policy Meeting
The AERA Consortium of Universities and Research Institutions met on September 18–19 for its annual two-day fall policy meeting in Washington, D.C. Representatives from more than 50 schools and colleges of education and research institutions attended.

Education Research Policy and Funding News

NAGB Seeks Nominations for Four Positions, Names Six Other Appointees 
The U.S. Department of Education is seeking qualified candidates for four positions on its National Assessment Governing Board. The Governing Board sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as The Nation’s Report Card.
IES Rolls Out New What Works Clearinghouse Website 
On September 13, the Institute of Education Sciences launched a new What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) website. Established in 2002, the WWC reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Its goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.

AERA Calls


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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, Nathan Bell, Megan Bennett, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Jessica (Campbell) Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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September 2, 2016

AERA Highlights – August 2016

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August 2016

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AERA News

AERA Unveils Knowledge Forum Ed-Talk Videos and Research Fact Sheets
AERA has just released videos of 31 Ed-Talks along with corresponding research fact sheets that were major components of AERA Knowledge Forum events earlier this year.
AERA to Vote on Bylaw Change for Nominating SIG Executive Committee
AERA voting members will have the opportunity to vote on a bylaw change to allow for a new procedure for nominating AERA SIG members to serve as members of the SIG Executive Committee.

Research Policy and Funding News

National Academies Holds Seminar on Strengthening News Coverage of Social and Behavioral Science 
The National Academies Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences held a day-long seminar on August 9 on how to improve news coverage of social and behavioral science.
National Science Board Holds Summer Meeting 
Maria Zuber, vice president for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, gaveled in her first National Science Board meeting as chair on Tuesday, August 9.
NAEd Holds Workshop on Balancing “Big Data” Research Needs and Student Privacy
The National Academy of Education convened education researchers, legal experts on privacy, technology representatives, and federal employees in a workshop on “Big Data in Education: Balancing Research Needs and Student Privacy,” held on August 9–10.

AERA New Calls


AERA Continuing Calls


Beyond AERA


New From the AERA Video Gallery


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, Nathan Bell, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Jessica (Campbell) Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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July 22, 2016

AERA Highlights – July 2016

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July 2016

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Message From the AERA President The 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio: A Timely Site for the Theme
As you know, July 22nd is the last day to submit papers or sessions for the 2017 Annual Meeting. The overall theme of the meeting is “Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity.” I hope that you will consider the unique opportunity that San Antonio and the Southwest afford to examine some of the most compelling issues related to this year’s theme and to your ongoing research.
AERA Council Endorses Joint Statement on “Campus Carry” Legislation
Last month, the AERA Council endorsed the American Scholarly Societies Joint Statement on “Campus Carry” Legislation. The statement was developed in November 2015 when 29 scholarly societies joined in opposing legislation designed to facilitate the carrying of guns on college campuses.
Revised Member Gender Demographic Reporting to Go Into Effect in 2017
In May 2016, the Association sought additional input from members and other experts regarding the gender identification categories AERA uses to collect member demographic information. At that time there was an open call for information that yielded valuable and useful suggestions, but no consensus as to the optimal classification option for the Association to use in obtaining demographic information on gender.

AERA Publication News

AERA Journals Top International Education and Education Research Rankings 
The Review of Educational Research, Educational Researcher, and the American Educational Research Journal all ranked in the top ten for the 2015 Journal Citation Reports, just released in June.
2016 Annual Meeting Papers Now Available in Open-Access Online Repository 
More than 3,700 full-text papers presented at the 2016 AERA Annual Meeting were added to AERA’s open-access Online Paper Repository in June. This number represents over 40 percent of the papers presented at this year’s meeting. In total, nearly 25,000 papers from the past seven AERA annual meetings are available online.

Research Policy and Funding News

President Obama Fills Three Positions on National Board for Education Sciences 
President Barack Obama announced the appointment of AERA past-president Jeannie Oakes, Presidential Professor Emeritus in Educational Equity at the University of California, Los Angeles, to serve on the National Board for Education Sciences on July 13.
House Education Appropriations Bill Includes Proposed Cuts to IES— AERA Presses for Restoration 
On July 14, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education spending bill for the 2017 fiscal year. The legislation would cut funding for the Institute of Education Sciences by $82 million, or 13.3 percent, from $618 million to $536 million for FY 2017.
Senate Committee Passes NSF Reauthorization Bill
On June 29, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee passed the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2016, which reauthorizes the National Science Foundation. The bill passed on voice vote with only Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) voting against it.

AERA Calls


Beyond AERA


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: Jean Agosto, Juliane Baron, Victoria Oms, David Presgraves, Jessica (Campbell) Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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