A message from AERA from Tuesday’s inbox…
Capitol Hill BriefingLGBTQ Issues in Education
*Thursday, July 9, 2015*
U.S. Capitol Visitors Center—Room SVC 212-10
Noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT
(Lunch available beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Program begins promptly at noon)
Recent legal, social, and policy shifts in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (LGBTQ) people are causing educators and education researchers to address LGBTQ issues with a new sense of legitimacy and urgency. K-12 schools and colleges are responding to the increased visibility of LGBTQ students, parents, faculty, and staff, opening up a new realm of issues and thinking for these groups as well as the overall school population. Now is the time to enhance and increase knowledge of LGBTQ issues in education and to promote research that can support educators, school leaders, and policymakers.This live-streamed Capitol Hill event, organized by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), will focus on several of the critical areas that were addressed in the recently published AERA report, LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda. These include:
RSVP TodayTo attend the briefing on-site, please register here.
Please RSVP by noon EDT,Tuesday, July 7.
All on-site attendees will receive one complimentary copy ofLGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda.
- Bullying and K-12 students
- Student achievement and educational attainment
- Challenges conducting research
- Recommendations for further research
- Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) (Invited)
- George L. Wimberly, Director of Professional Development, AERA; and LGBTQ Issues in Education Editor and Contributing Author
- Dorothy L. Espelage, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois; and LGBTQ Issues in EducationContributing Author
- Lindsey Wilkinson, Associate Professor of Sociology, Portland State University; and LGBTQ Issues in EducationContributing Author
- Felice J. Levine, Executive Director, AERA
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Audience Q&A will follow speaker presentations. This event is free and open to the public.
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