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AERA Highlights: Virtual Awards Celebration on Oct. 3, Statement in Support of Anti-Racist Education, and more!

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September 2020

AERA Publications News

Research Policy and Funding Updates

AERA Important Nominations

New AERA Call

Ongoing AERA Calls

AERA Publications Calls

Beyond AERA

In Memoriam

AERA in the News



AERA Holds Virtual Awards Celebration on October 3—Register Now

AERA is holding a Virtual Awards Celebration on October 3 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. This event aims to honor recipients of the 2020 AERA-wide awards and give attendees an inside look at those with exemplary accomplishments across domains and career stages. Read more

AERA and the National Academy of Education Release Statement in Support of Anti-Racist Education

On September 24, AERA and the National Academy of Education released a statement responding to Trump administration efforts to ban use of the 1619 Project by those teaching about race in U.S. schools; to dictate what training about race, diversity, or equality federal agencies can include; and to investigate Princeton University based on the contention that the university’s intention to reconsider its own potential biases or patterns of systemic racism means that prior assurances of non-bias constituted false statements. Read more

​AERA Joins SRA and SRCD to Announce Joint Commitment to Advancing Scholarly Study of Racism

On September 18, AERA, the Society for Research on Adolescence, and the Society for Research in Child Development announced that they are jointly committing to advancing scholarly inquiry related to racism and its impact on education– and youth development–related settings, processes, and outcomes. Read more

AERA and OECD Host Webinar on Education Research Worldwide in a COVID and Post-COVID World

On September 23, AERA and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development co-hosted a webinar, “Education Research Worldwide in a COVID and Post-COVID World,” which drew an audience of over 1,750 researchers, education leaders, educators, and other viewers from 98 countries. Read more

AERA Provides Demonstrations of Interactive Presentation Gallery for 2020 Annual Meeting Authors

Extended Deadline for Creating Presentations: November 18

To introduce the new AERA Interactive Presentation Gallery and help 2020 Annual Meeting authors take full advantage of the features of participating in the gallery, AERA held two live demonstrations of the iPoster platform on September 15 and 22. Read more

AERA seeks nominations for the 2021 AERA Awards
AERA Publications News

AERA to Release New Volume on Early Childhood Research in October

In October, AERA will release a groundbreaking volume on a high-profile topic very much on the agenda of state and national policy leaders: Advancing Knowledge and Building Capacity for Early Childhood Research, edited by Sharon Ryan, M. Elizabeth Graue, Vivian L. Gadsden, and Felice J. Levine. Read more


Research Policy and Funding Updates

AERA Joins Letter Supporting Call for NASEM Study on Systemic Racism in Academia

AERA joined 80 organizations in a letter sent to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on September 1, thanking her for calling on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a study on systemic racism in academia. Read more

Congress Examines Funding Needs for Research Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic

House and Senate committees overseeing science policy held hearings in September that included discussion and action on legislation that would provide emergency funding for research relief and recovery. Read more

AERA Important Nominations

AERA Fellows Committee Seeks Nominations for 2021 Class of Fellows—Deadline Extended: October 30

In recognition of the time demands facing nominators putting together strong Fellow submission materials, AERA is extending the nominations deadline from September 30 to October 30. Read more

New AERA Call
Ongoing AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls
Beyond AERA
Visit the Beyond AERA webpage for professional advancement opportunities from other organizations, including calls for papers and submissions, meetings and conferences, and other activities.

In Memoriam

AERA members who recently passed away

Miriam Ben-Peretz, 93, Professor Emerita of Education at the University of Haifa, died on July 20. She was an AERA Fellow, and received the AERA Division K Legacy Award for Teaching and Teacher Education in 2012. Read more


David K. Cohen, 86, Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan and a visiting faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, died on September 23. He received the AERA Palmer O. Johnson Award in 2004 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from AERA Division K in 2015. Cohen was an AERA Fellow. Read more


James G. Greeno, 85, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, died on September 8. He was an AERA Fellow and served on several AERA fellowship selection and advisory committees. Read more


Valerie E. Lee, Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Michigan, died on September 21.


Notices of AERA members who have passed away may be sent to Please include full name, date of death, age, most recent affiliation, and a link to an official announcement.

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.

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BREAKING – EU Digital Education Action Plan announced!

An important item from our European colleagues from yesterday.

BREAKING – EU Digital Education Action Plan announced!

Dear EDEN Members, Partners, Colleagues,

The European Commission announced the New Digital Education Action Plan on 30th September. Detailed outline about the initiative and the 2020 Public consultation results can be read here.
EDEN welcomes the new Action Plan as the most important strategic EU document on digital learning for many years. We look forward to be part of and support its implementation.
EDEN is proud of having had the possibility to contribute to the elaboration of the Digital Education Action Plan by being involved in the EU Education and Training DELTA Working Group and in expert consultations with the Commission.

Sandra Kučina Softić
President of EDEN

Upcoming EDEN events:

Call is open, submissions to the Lisbon Research Workshop are welcome by 15 September! The conference is hosted by LE@DUniversidade Aberta (UAb) Lisbon, Portugal

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RGB and Education: A Legacy of Equity

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RGB and Education: A Legacy of Equity

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During her 27 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left behind a distinctive legacy on education issues by developing the jurisprudence extending constitutional protections concerning gender equity, desegregation, student and LGBTQ  rights, and the separation of church and state even as an increasingly conservative court relegated her opinions to minority dissents. As attention understandably turns to the abrupt political machinations concerning her replacement, it’s important not to forget the ways she shaped — or attempted to shape — some of the core educational issues of our time. Here are just four examples of her education-related opinions.

Missouri v. Jenkins, 1995. In Justice Ginsburg’s first opinion in an education case, she opposed the decision to end Kansas City’s desegregation plan, joining the main dissent in the 5-4 case and also writing a dissent of her own. “The Court stresses that the present remedial programs have been in place for seven years. . . . But compared to more than two centuries of firmly entrenched official discrimination, the experience with the desegregation remedies ordered by the District Court has been evanescent,” she stated. In 2007, Justice Ginsburg also dissented in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District, where the Court’s majority prohibited school districts from considering students’ race as a way to avoid segregation that occurs through their school choice plans.

United States v. Virginia, 1996. Justice Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion striking down the Virginia Military Institute’s admissions policy that prohibited females from attending. Her opinion explained that Virginia’s creation of a separate women’s-only academy did not cure the violation of the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause, since women did not receive same benefits as men. “‘Inherent differences’ between men and women, we have come to appreciate, remain cause for celebration, but not for denigration of the members of either sex or for artificial constraints on an individual’s opportunity,” she wrote. “Sex classifications may be used to compensate women ‘for particular economic disabilities [they have] suffered.’ But such classifications may not be used, as they once were, to create or perpetuate the legal, social, and economic inferiority of women.” Justice Ginsberg applied the standard that she had helped developed when she was a litigator and advocate for women’s rights: in order to survive equal-protection scrutiny, sex discrimination must “serve important governmental objectives” and be “substantially related to the achievement of those objectives.”

Safford Unified School District #1 v. Redding, 2009Justice Ginsburg sided with the majority in finding that school officials’ search of a 13-year-old girl’s underwear, based simply on having earlier found the equivalent to two Advils and one Aleve, violated her Fourth Amendment right to be protected from unreasonable government searches and seizures. During oral arguments, she spoke out when some male justices minimized the student’s discomfort. “They have never been a 13-year-old girl,” she later told USA TODAY. “It’s a very sensitive age for a girl. I didn’t think that my colleagues, some of them, quite understood.”

Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, 2020. This past term, the Court ruled that the state of Montana had discriminated against religious schools by applying a state constitutional provision prohibiting public funding for religious institutions through a neovoucher scheme. Previously, to avoid the potential for such discrimination, Montana’s state supreme court, had eliminated the tax credit program for all private schools, not just religious schools. In a dissent from the conservative court majority, written just months before Justice Ginsburg’s death, she pointed this out and chastised her colleagues for over-reaching when there was no actual controversy or discrimination to be addressed:

Nearing the end of its opinion, the Court writes: ‘A State need not subsidize private education. But once a State decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious.’ . . . Because Montana’s Supreme Court did not make such a decision — its judgment put all private school parents in the same boat — this Court had no occasion to address the matter.

In addition to participating in legal decisions impacting education, Justice Ginsburg also expressed the hope that her presence on the court alongside Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, would be an inspiration to future generations. “When the schoolchildren file in and out of the court and they look up and they see three women, then that will seem natural and proper—just how it is,” she told The Washington Post.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Sept. 18th at her home in Washington. She was 87.

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