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January 11, 2019

How To Share Your #AERA19 Research | Register Now

An item about the up-coming AERA conference in April.

Dear Colleague:

Congratulations on being selected to present at the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting!

We are encouraging all presenters to work with their institution’s communications office to help publicize their research and participation at the Annual Meeting. Posted on the AERA website is an Annual Meeting fact sheet that you can use to draft and share news about your involvement in the meeting.

Also posted on the AERA website are printable Annual Meeting presenter signs to share on social media. This is an excellent opportunity to promote your research and share your #AERA19 enthusiasm with your social media network before the Annual Meeting. Below are different sign options to be used in these social media posts.

In addition, if you have not registered for the Annual Meeting yet, please do so now. The Annual Meeting registration fee is less expensive when you become an AERA member. Be sure to obtain your AERA 2019 membership before registering for the Annual Meeting, so that you obtain the discounted registration fee. Many are registering now to obtain their choice of hotel room.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the AERA communications, meetings, or membership teams at communications@aera.netannualmtg@aera.net, or membership@aera.net.

See you in Toronto!

Best,

Tony Pals, AERA Director of Communications

Collin Boylin, AERA Communications Associate

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2019 AERA Annual Meeting

“Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence”

Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Toronto, Canada
#AERA19

December 25, 2018

Best Wishes from the American Educational Research Association

And another season greeting…

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December 22, 2018

AERA Highlights: AERA Encourages End-Of-Year Giving, Registration And Housing Now Open For 2019 Annual Meeting, And More!

An item from the American Education Research Association.

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December 2018

AERA News
Research Policy and Funding News
AERA Q&A
AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls
WERA Call
Beyond AERA
AERA in the News
AERA News

AERA Encourages 2018 End-of-Year Giving

AERA is encouraging members and friends of education research to make an end-of-year contribution to important AERA initiatives. The AERA “ask” is focused on vital sets of activities supported through the Second Century Fund and the Minority Dissertation Fellowship Fund. Read more

AERA Issues Statement on School Safety Commission’s Recommendation to Repeal Federal Guidance on School Discipline

In a December 18 statement, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine said the Federal Commission on School Safety’s recommendation to repeal 2014 federal guidance calling on schools to address race-based disparities in school discipline was deeply disappointing and represented a step backward. Read the statement

AERA Awarded Grant to Support Research Training in Deeper Learning

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has awarded AERA a $1.5 million grant to support the AERA Fellowship Program on the Study of Deeper Learning. Read more

Registration and Housing Now Open for 2019 Annual Meeting

Registration and housing are now open for the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place in Toronto, Canada, April 5-9. Read more

AERA to Cohost January 16 Webinar on Research-Practice Partnerships with Schools and Communities

On January 16, AERA and TESOL International will cohost the webinar “Research-Practice Partnerships with Schools and Communities: Collaborations for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners.” Read more

Research Policy and Funding News

AERA Takes Action on Federal Research Policy Areas

This month, AERA took action on two federal policy issues of importance to education researchers and to the broader scientific community. Read more

NSF and NIH Advisory Boards Meet

In the past two months, advisory boards and committees of federal agencies that support education research have met to discuss priorities and key policy areas. Read more

FABBS Holds Annual Meeting

On December 3, the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, of which AERA is a founding member, held its 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Read more

Department of Education Proposes Changes to Title IX Regulations; Comments Due January 28

The Department of Education released proposed regulatory amendments to Title IX regulations in a Federal Register notice on November 29. Read more

White House Releases STEM Education Strategic Plan

On December 4, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on STEM Education released a five-year STEM education strategic plan to ensure that all Americans have access to high-quality STEM education and that the United States is a global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment. Read more

Congress Struggles to Resolve Spending Impasse; Additional Committee Changes Announced

At press time, FY 2019 funding for seven appropriations bills—which includes funding for the National Science Foundation—is set to expire on December 21. Read more

AERA Q&A

NSF’s Karen Marrongelle Discusses Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities for Researchers

Karen Marrongelle became the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation for Education and Human Resources in October 2018. The following Q&A is one in an occasional series of conversations with scholars and policy and opinion leaders with an interest in and commitment to education research. Read more

AERA Calls
AERA Publications Calls
WERA Call
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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December 20, 2018

AERA Statement On School Safety Commission’s Recommendation To Repeal Federal Guidance On Reducing Racial Discipline Gaps

From the American Education Research Association.

News Release

For Immediate Release:

December 18, 2018

Contacts:

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 School Safety Commission’s Recommendation to Repeal Federal Guidance on Reducing Racial Discipline Gaps

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 18, 2018—The Federal Commission on School Safety’s recommendation to repeal 2014 federal guidance calling on schools to address race-based disparities in school discipline should deeply concern parents, educators, policymakers, and the public. Repeal will do little to reduce school violence while magnifying inequities. The recommendation ignores the overwhelming body of scientific evidence that racial minorities are disciplined more frequently and more harshly than is warranted by their behavior in schools. Unnecessary suspensions and expulsions, rooted in misunderstanding and implicit and explicit bias, have damaging lifelong consequences for students, communities, and the entire country.

Education researchers have long studied disparities in school discipline, the factors behind them, and their implications for students and schools. AERA’s journals regularly publish research on the topic and in April 2017 the association held a major public lecture that addressed school discipline disparities. The science is clear that racial discipline gaps exist, cannot be explained by differences in student behavior alone, and are roadblocks to educational opportunity and equity.

This body of research evidence is also supported by a report released by the Government Accountability Office in March 2018 that found that “black students, boys, and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined (e.g., suspensions and expulsions) in K-12 public schools,” based on its analysis of Education Department national civil rights data for the 2013-14 school year.

The GAO report also noted: “Research has shown that students who experience discipline that removes them from the classroom are more likely to repeat a grade, drop out of school, and become involved in the juvenile justice system. Studies have shown this can result in decreased earning potential and added costs to society, such as incarceration and lost tax revenue.”

AERA and education researchers are deeply committed to making school safety a priority and will continue to study the root causes of school violence and ways to foster positive school climate, work with school leaders to develop and assess interventions, provide resources on school safety for educators and policymakers, and speak out when the nation’s schools are targets of acts of violence.

The nation’s schools need to foster safe, supportive environments for all students, using practices and procedures that rely on evidence and data. The commission’s recommendation, which ignores the body of scientific evidence, is deeply disappointing and represents a step backward.

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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December 17, 2018

AERA19 Insider – December 2018

From Friday’s inbox…

AERA19 Insider

December 2018

Each year, the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in an array of areas. Leading up to the 2019 Annual Meeting, AERA19 Insider will provide a periodic glance at meeting highlights and features. Join AERA in TorontoApril 5 – 9, 2019, for five rewarding days of ideas, engagement, networking, and professional advancement.

This Issue:

Join AERA in Toronto!

Key Dates:

  • Online Program Available—February 14, 2019 
  • Registration Refund DeadlineFebruary 20, 2019
  • Early Bird Registration EndsFebruary 25, 2019
  • Deadline for Program Changes and Adding Chairs and DiscussantsMarch 1, 2019
  • Deadline to Upload Final 
    PapersMarch 8, 2019

2019 Annual Meeting Sponsors

AERA would like to extend a special thank you to our 2019 sponsors:

Gold Sponsor:

Registration and Housing NowOpen

Book Now for Early Bird Savings

Registration and housing for the 2019 Annual Meeting is now open. Once you complete registration, your registration summary will include a link to make an online hotel reservation. Your AERA membership must be current through 2019 in order to receive the discounted AERA rate. Learn more.

Secure Your Travel Documents

Plan Ahead, Apply Early

Visitors to Canada must obtain valid travel documents. Apply for a passport, visa, or any other necessary documents well ahead of planned travel. If you require a letter of invitation to travel to the Annual Meeting, please email annualmtg@aera.net. For additional entry requirement information, click here.

Take Advantage of Professional Development Opportunities at the Annual Meeting

Full List of Courses Now Available

Build your research skills at the Annual Meeting with courses and workshops focused on skill development in implementing statistical techniques, communicating and writing research, qualitative research methods, and other research capacity building areas. You must be registered for the Annual Meeting in order to purchase tickets to attend courses. Learn more.

Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop

Deadline to Apply: January 10, 2019

AERA invites applications for an Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop held during the 2019 Annual Meeting on Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, 2019. Learn more.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

Deadline for Early Bird Exhibitor Registration: January 14, 2019

The 2019 Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall will be compact, easy to navigate, and closer to sessions than ever before. AERA is offering special discounts for first-time exhibitors and university Departments of Education. In addition, there are two new sponsorship opportunities. Learn more.

Affiliated Group Space

Deadline to Apply for Meeting Space: January 11, 2019

Each year, international organizations from around the world converge at the Annual Meeting, and AERA welcomes the opportunity to work with individuals and groups that would like to host a function during the meeting. Reserve your space online here.

Program Schedule Modification

Longer Session Transitions to Enhance Annual Meeting Experience

This year, AERA is extending the transition time between sessions during the Annual Meeting from 20 minutes to 25 minutes to give attendees more time to network and move between sessions. The program schedule will be released in February 2019.

Child Care Services Extended Additional Day

Child Care Now Available on First Day of Professional Development Courses

In 2019, AERA is pleased to offer an additional day of child care services at the Annual Meeting, beginning Thursday, April 4, 2019. The Child Care Center will be located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Learn more. 

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Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Toronto, Canada
#AERA19

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