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September 3, 2018

AERA Highlights: WERA World Congress Draws Hundreds To South Africa, AERA-NSF Grants Program Releases New Calls, And More!

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August 2018

AERA News

Federal Research Appointments and Policy News

AERA Q&A

AERA New Calls
AERA Continuing Calls

Beyond AERA

AERA in the News
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AERA News

WERA World Congress Draws Hundreds of Education Researchers to South Africa

The World Education Research Association convened the 2018 WERA World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa August 3-5. The Congress brought together nearly 400 researchers, policy leaders, and practitioners from 52 countries to participate in paper sessions, symposia, poster sessions, and workshops focused on advancing education research worldwide. Read more

AERA-NSF Grants Program Releases New Calls for Dissertation and Research Proposals—October 17 Deadline

The AERA-NSF Grants Program just released new calls for dissertation and research grant proposals. The submission deadline is October 17 for awards to begin as early as January 2019. Read more

AERA Acts to Strengthen Federal Statistics and Resources

Over the past month, AERA has advocated for important statistical resources for the broader education and science communities. These actions aim to ensure the accuracy and quality of data and education research, as well as bolster infrastructure for evidence-based policymaking. Read more

AERA Member Michelene Chi Wins David E. Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science

AERA member and Fellow Michelene “Micki” Chi was named the winner of the 19th David E. Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science. Often called “the Nobel Prize in Cognitive Science,” the award is presented annually by the Cognitive Science Society to an individual or team making a significant contemporary contribution to the theoretical foundations of human cognition. Read more

Federal Research Appointments and Policy News

Karen Marrongelle to Head NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate

The National Science Foundation announced that Karen Marrongelle will head the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. EHR supports fundamental research on learning and teaching, and programs and scholarship that promote excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Read more

Kelvin Droegemeier Nominated to Lead White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

On July 31, President Donald Trump nominated Kelvin Droegemeier to serve as the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a confirmation hearing on August 23. The committee is scheduled to meet September 5 in an executive session to consider referring Droegemeier’s nomination to the full Senate. Read more

NSF Launches 2026 Idea Machine—Public Invited to Submit Research Ideas

The National Science Foundation continues its active search for the next frontier in scientific innovation and engineering with the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine on August 31. Building on NSF’s 10 Big Ideas, the Idea Machine is a public competition to propose research questions, including in STEM education and research, that can be advanced through NSF investment in the next decade. Read more

Perkins CTE Act Reauthorized; House Democrats Introduce Aim Higher Act

President Donald Trump signed the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the first comprehensive education bill of his presidency, on July 31. The law modernizes policy aspects of career and technical education. Beginning in July 2019, the law is authorized for six years. Read more

Senate Advances FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations

The Senate approved legislation combining the two largest appropriations bills – Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies – by an 85-7 vote on August 23. The bill, H.R. 6157, represents the third “minibus” appropriations package that the Senate has advanced for fiscal year 2019. Read more

AERA Q&A

Education Week’s Sarah Sparks Discusses Covering Education Research

Sarah Sparks is an assistant editor and research reporter at Education Week, where she has covered education research and the science of learning for more than a decade. The following 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 New Calls

AERA Continuing 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, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager

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July 16, 2018

AERA Annual Meeting Submission Deadline is Monday, July 23 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

A reminder of this pending conference deadline.

Dear AERA Colleagues,

We are writing to remind you that the deadline for submissions for the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting is Monday, July 23 at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time). The meeting will be held Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9 in Toronto. With the theme of “Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence,” we encourage your contributions focus our attention to work collaboratively across our boundaries to develop multimodal narratives of many studies.

Please plan to submit as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush next weekend. The deadline is fixed. 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!

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 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.

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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.

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