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July 12, 2018

WATCH: AERA President Amy Stuart Wells Discusses The 2019 Annual Meeting Theme; Submissions Close July 23

In particular, notice the call for proposals for the annual conference that is fast approaching.

Dear Michael Kristopher Barbour,

AERA is pleased to release a new video of AERA President Amy Stuart Wells discussing the 2019 Annual Meeting Theme, “Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence.” The video is available on AERA’s YouTube channel here. The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on April 5-9, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

President Wells explains in the video that “This years’ theme is perfectly designed for an organization like AERA that has a diverse membership in terms of our disciplinary perspectives, methodological approaches, and our epistemological understandings. We’re hoping to receive submissions that are interdisciplinary and that bring members of AERA together who have never been in a session before.”

The theme advanced by President Wells and 2019 Annual Meeting Co-Chairs Jennifer Jellison Holme and Janelle T. Scott presses us to reach beyond our silos and single perspectives and work collaboratively across the borders and boundaries of our field.

We would like to remind you that the deadline for the Call for Submissions is 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, on July 23, 2018. If you have not already done so, login now to start the process of advancing a paper or session submission and finalizing your work. After you login, click ‘My AERA’ at the top of the page. On the ‘My AERA’ page, scroll down to the 2019 Annual Meeting and click ‘Online Program Portal’. For further information on submissions, see the open Call for Submissions for AERA divisions, SIGs, and committees. We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

For more information on the 2019 Annual Meeting theme, please click here.

If you are a 2018 AERA member, thank you. If you are not yet a 2018 member, please login and renew. If you prefer to renew by mail or phone, contact the AERA membership team atmembers@aera.net or 202-238-3200. The membership team will ask for your AERA record ID 232269.

Best wishes,

Felice J. Levine
Executive Director

Robert L. Smith
Director of Meetings

2019 Annual Meeting Page | Theme | Contact AERA
2019 Annual Meeting
“Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence”
Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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July 2, 2018

AERA Highlights: AERA Statement On Detainment Of Immigrant Children, 2018-19 Minority Dissertation Fellows Announced, And More!

Note this statement from the American Education Research Association.

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June 2018

AERA News
Research Budget and Policy News
AERA Q&A
AERA Calls

Beyond AERA
New on the AERA Website

AERA in the News


AERA News

AERA Releases Statement on the Trump Administration’s Detainment of Immigrant Children
On June 22, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine issued a statement on the association’s continuing concern for the thousands of children and their families who are living in trauma and experiencing the effects of “zero tolerance” and separation policies that render irreparable harm.Read the statement
AERA Announces 2018–19 Minority Dissertation Fellows
AERA has announced the recipients of the 2018–19 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research and Travel Awards. Read more
AERA Names Two Congressional Fellows for 201819
AERA has named two scholars as AERA Congressional Fellows for 2018–19. They will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on the staff of a member of Congress or a congressional committee, and use their research expertise to inform policy. Read more

Research Budget and Policy News

National Academies’ Report Calls on Academic Institutions to Overhaul Campus Culture to Address Sexual Harassment
On June 12, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the findings of a comprehensive public report on the effects of sexual harassment on women in science, engineering, and medical careers. Read more
Trump Government Reorganization Plan Proposes Merging Education and Labor Departments
On June 21, the Office of Management and Budget released a proposal, Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century, to reorganize the federal government, which would include merging the Education Department with the Labor Department. Read more
Congressional Action on FY 2019 Appropriations Continues
The House and Senate appropriations committees are moving forward on FY 2019 funding, holding markup hearings on budgets for federal agencies that support education research. Read more
Two Leadership Roles Filled at IES and NSF
Two senior positions have been filled at the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Science Foundation. Read more
NSF Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee Meets
The National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee met in Washington, D.C., on May 31 and April 1Read more


AERA Q&A

The Hechinger Report’s Jill Barshay Discusses Covering Education Research 
Jill Barshay is a contributing editor at The Hechinger Report, where she writes the weekly “Proof Points” column about education research and data. This Q&A is one in an occasional series of conversations with policy and opinion leaders with an interest in and commitment to education research. Read more


AERA Calls


Beyond AERA


New on the AERA Website

Updated and Expanded Trending Research Topics 
To help inform public discussion and policy development with high-quality education research, AERA’s website offers open access to journal content organized around important education issues trending in the news. This resource has recently been updated and expanded, and now covers 10 areas, from achievement gaps to value added models.

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, Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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June 25, 2018

AERA Statement On The Trump Administration’s Detainment Of Immigrant Children

See this statement from the American Education Research Association.

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

Collin Boylin, cboylin@aera.net
(202) 238-3233, (860) 490-8326 (cell)

Statement by AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine on the
Trump Administration’s Detainment of Immigrant Children

June 22, 2018

We express our continuing concern for the thousands of children and their families who are living in trauma and experiencing the pernicious effects of “zero tolerance” and separation policies and practices that render irreparable harm.

We join with others in the scholarly and research communities and the groundswell of people in our country who are deeply concerned about the effects of the Trump administration’s policies and practices on the well-being of these children.

The Trump administration’s policy of separating detained immigrant children from their parents or caregivers is not only morally and ethically reprehensible but exposes these children to great risk of emotional and psychological trauma. The research evidence shows that forced separation and detainment of children in situations such as this can have long-lasting effects on their socio-emotional development and well-being, leading to years of behavioral and learning problems.

For children removed from their parents, the trauma can have pervasive effects throughout their formative years, harming their emotional development and academic growth, with serious lifelong ramifications for individuals, their families, and their communities. The length of time and conditions in which these children are being held, without clear plans for speedy reunification, only compound the likelihood of harm to already vulnerable children. This is not what the United States stands for and cannot be part of our country’s legacy.

Members of the American Educational Research Association are dedicated to advancing knowledge that promotes the well-being of children, and substantial numbers of scholars in our community have long contributed to the evidence base in this area.

Although the Trump administration has rescinded its separation policy, it still falls on the administration to act immediately and forcefully to reunite the thousands of children who have been taken from their parents since May. It is the administration’s responsibility to ensure that, moving forward, its practices and policies support children and do not place them at further risk. For now, the clock is ticking for these children and their families.

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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

This statement is available online.


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May 28, 2018

AERA Highlights: 2019 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions Opens June 1, Spanish Edition of the Testing Standards Released, and More!

Also from the end of last week.

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May 2018

AERA News
Research Budget and Policy News
AERA Q&A
AERA Publications Calls

Beyond AERA
AERA in the News


AERA News

2019 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions Opens June 1; Deadline: July 23
The 2019 Annual Meeting theme—“Leveraging Education Research in a ‘Post-Truth’ Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence”—is a call to “push back against the post-truth paradigm by demonstrating, with all the skill and energy we can muster, the value of our inquiry and the knowledge we generate.” The call for submissions will be available May 29. The submissions portal opens June 1; the deadline for submissions is July 23.
AERA Issues Statement on Texas School Shooting
On May 18, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine issued a statement on the Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting, extending sympathy to those affected and calling again on national leaders to take concrete action to stem the tide of gun violence plaguing American schools and society. Read the statement
Americas Education Research Network Convenes at 2018 AERA Annual Meeting
The Americas Education Research Network (AERN) convened a third meeting at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting in New York City on April 17 to share information about substantive cross-cutting issues in education research across the Americas and to specify an agenda of activities to strengthen collaboration among scholars, including early career scholars. Read more
Spanish Edition of the Testing Standards Released
AERA has released the Spanish translation of the 2014 edition of Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. Developed jointly by AERA, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education, the Testing Standards address professional and technical issues of test development and use in education, psychology, and employment.Read more
New RRE Presents Comprehensive and Nuanced Understandings of Intersectional Perspectives
The 2018 volume of Review of Research in Education (RRE), titled “The Challenges and Possibilities of Intersectionality in Education Research,” was released in April and was edited by Jeanne M. Powers (Arizona State University), Gustavo E. Fischman (Arizona State University), and Adai A. Tefera (Virginia Commonwealth University). Read more
AERA 2018 Annual Meeting Webcasts Released
Webcasts of the 2018 Annual Meeting sessions are now available on AERA’s YouTube channel. Videos include the AERA Presidential Address, Opening Plenary, and Awards Luncheon, among others. View the webcasts

Research Budget and Policy News

AERA Showcases Research Improving Science Education at CNSF Exhibition on Capitol Hill
AERA member Melissa L. Luna, assistant professor of science education at West Virginia University, participated in the 24th Annual Exhibition of the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) on May 9. The yearly event is a major showcase of research and education projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read more
COSSA Holds 2018 Science Policy Conference and Social Science Advocacy Day
COSSA held its 2018 Science Policy Conference and Social Science Advocacy Day on April 30–May 1 in Washington, D.C. The conference brought together social scientists and advocates to learn about and discuss federal policies impacting social science, followed by a day of Capitol Hill visits in support of the social and behavioral sciences. Read more
AERA Takes Action on Important Research Policy Issues
Throughout May, AERA has engaged with the scientific community on policies affecting education researchers, including responding to the State Department on proposed changes to visa applications and requesting support for the National Center for Health Statistics for FY 2019. Read more
House Holds Hearing on Protecting Student Privacy
On May 17, the House Education and Workforce Committee held a well-attended hearing on the topic of “Protecting Privacy, Promoting Data Security: Exploring How Schools and States Keep Data Safe.” Witnesses discussed practices, methods, and state laws in place to protect student data privacy. Read more
Congressional Activity Underway on FY 2019 Appropriations Bills
The appropriations process for FY 2019 is in full swing on Capitol Hill. On May 17, the House Appropriations Committee marked up the FY 2019 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations legislation and approved the bill on a 32–19 vote. Read more
National Science Board and NSF SBE Advisory Committee Hold Meetings
The National Science Board held its spring quarterly meeting on May 2–3. NSB sets priorities for the National Science Foundation, which is the primary agency that funds basic and fundamental research and STEM education. The NSF SBE Advisory Committee held its spring meeting on May 9–10. Read more


AERA Q&A

AERA Member Troy Sadler Discusses His Experience Advocating for Education Research with the 2018 AERA Hill Delegation
AERA invites a small delegation of education researchers to come to Washington, D.C., in March each year to visit key congressional offices as the appropriations process begins. This year’s delegation included Troy Sadler, who is a professor of education and associate dean of research at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Read more


AERA Publications 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: Juliane Baron, Collin Boylin, Jessica Sibold, Christy Talbot, and Martha Yager

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April 17, 2018

AERA 2018 – The Efficacy of an Online Learning Program in Schools’ Academic Performance

As I mentioned earlier in the week, the 2018 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association has been happening over the last few days. The fifteenth blog entry related to K-12 online learning session from AERA 2018 that I am posting is:

The Efficacy of an Online Learning Program in Schools’ Academic Performance

In Poster Session: Research on Online Instruction
Tue, April 17, 10:35am to 12:05pm, New York Hilton Midtown, Third Floor, Americas Hall 1-2 – Exhibit Hall

Abstract – This study evaluated the usage and effectiveness of IXL, an online learning tool, across more than 200 public schools in Georgia. Results showed that IXL is being widely used, but that usage levels varied significantly across the schools. The comparison between IXL schools and non-IXL schools suggested that IXL had a positive effect on schools’ academic performance. This effect is also associated with IXL usage. The more a school uses IXL, the larger the expected effect on school performance. The study’s implications on technology integration in K-12 classrooms were discussed.

Author
Liyang Mao, IXL Learning

This was another poster session, so the pictures are below.


Click on any image for a larger version (note that the slides go left to right).

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